Engaging Film

Engaging Film

by Tim Cresswell, Deborah Dixon, Paul Beard, Ann Brigham, David B. Clarke
     
 

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Engaging Film is a creative, interdisciplinary volume that explores the engagements among film, space, and identity and features a section on the use of films in the classroom as a critical pedagogical tool. Focusing on anti-essentialist themes in films and film production, this book examines how social and spatial identities are produced (or dissolved) in films

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Engaging Film is a creative, interdisciplinary volume that explores the engagements among film, space, and identity and features a section on the use of films in the classroom as a critical pedagogical tool. Focusing on anti-essentialist themes in films and film production, this book examines how social and spatial identities are produced (or dissolved) in films and how mobility is used to create different experiences of time and space. From popular movies such as "Pulp Fiction," "Bulworth," "Terminator 2," and "The Crying Game" to home movies and avant-garde films, the analyses and teaching methods in this collection will engage students and researchers in film and media studies, cultural geography, social theory, and cultural studies.

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Booknews
Scholars of geography from England, the US, Wales, and Ireland take mobility as an example of a filmic representation that lies at the core of the engagement between geography and film. They investigate a shift in the underlying epistemologies of geographic inquiry into film, in which representations are seen not as object but as social relations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
John Paul Jones III
Singularly smart, these essays excavate the dense spatialities—both fixed and destabilized—at work in the moving image. Cresswell and Dixon have compiled what is surely a landmark volume in cultural geography.
Annals of the Association of American Geographers
This is a remarkable book. It is a very readable volume of essays that substantiates the importance of film study in geography and geographic study of film.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742508842
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.97(d)

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John Paul Jones III
Singularly smart, these essays excavate the dense spatialities—both fixed and destabilized—at work in the moving image. Cresswell and Dixon have compiled what is surely a landmark volume in cultural geography.

Meet the Author

Tim Cresswell and Deborah Dixon both teach in the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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