Film and Ethics: Foreclosed Encounters

Film and Ethics: Foreclosed Encounters

by Lisa Downing, Libby Saxton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415409276

ISBN-13: 9780415409278

Pub. Date: 09/10/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Film & Ethics considers a range of films and texts of film criticism alongside disparate philosophical discourses of ethics by Levinas, Derrida, Foucault, Lacanian psychoanalysts and postmodern theorists.

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Film & Ethics considers a range of films and texts of film criticism alongside disparate philosophical discourses of ethics by Levinas, Derrida, Foucault, Lacanian psychoanalysts and postmodern theorists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415409278
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/10/2009
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction 1

Section 1 Representation and spectatorship 17

Introduction to Section 1

1 'Tracking shots are a question of morality': Ethics, aesthetics, documentary Libby Saxton 22

2 Testing positive: Gender, sexuality, representation Lisa Downing 36

3 The South looks back: Ethics, race, postcolonialism Libby Saxton 50

4 Ethics, spectatorship and the spectacle of suffering Libby Saxton 62

5 Pornography and the ethics of censorship Lisa Downing 76

Section 2 Theory, ethics, film 91

Introduction to Section 2

6 Blinding visions: Levinas, ethics, faciality Libby Saxton 95

7 Deconstructive ethics: Derrida, Dreyer, responsibility Libby Saxton 107

8 Foucault in focus: Ethics, surveillance, soma Lisa Downing 120

9 The cinematic ethics of psychoanalysis: Futurity, death drive, desire Lisa Downing 134

10 What if we are post-ethical? Postmodernism's ethics and aesthetics Lisa Downing 147

Bibliography 160

Index 169

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