Hollywood Goes To High School: Cinema, Schools, and American Culture / Edition 1

Hollywood Goes To High School: Cinema, Schools, and American Culture / Edition 1

by Robert C. Bulman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0716755416

ISBN-13: 2900716755417

Pub. Date: 12/27/2004

Publisher: Worth Publishers

In this brief supplemental book, Robert Bulman separates high school films into three analytical categories and explores how they reflect America's preoccupation with individualism and its ambivalent feelings about wealth and inequality. By looking at this genre as more than just entertainment, Bulman shows how these films reflect American attitudes toward

Overview

In this brief supplemental book, Robert Bulman separates high school films into three analytical categories and explores how they reflect America's preoccupation with individualism and its ambivalent feelings about wealth and inequality. By looking at this genre as more than just entertainment, Bulman shows how these films reflect American attitudes toward education, social class, and adolescence. Hollywood Goes to High School can be incorporated into a variety of courses in sociology, education, history, anthropology, American studies, and film studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900716755417
Publisher:
Worth Publishers
Publication date:
12/27/2004
Series:
Contemporary Social Issues Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
191

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1. Using the Movies to Make Sense of Society: A Sociological Introduction
Chapter 2. Middle-Class Individualism and the Adolescent Frontier: What High School Films Reveal About American Culture
Chapter 3. Fighting the Culture of Poverty: The Teacher as the Urban School Cowboy
Chapter 4. Expressing Yourself in the Culture of Conformity: Contradictions in Suburban School Cinema
Chapter 5. Challenging the Culture of Privilege: Class Conflict in the Private School Film
Chapter 6. Cinematic Study Abroad: High School Films in Comparative Perspective
Chapter 7. Film Fantasies as Cultural Myths: Applying the Sociological Imagination

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