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: 9780716755418

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:
9780716755418
Publisher:
Worth Publishers
Publication date:
12/27/2004
Series:
Contemporary Social Issues Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.89(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

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

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