Hollywood Shot by Shot: Alcoholism in American Cinema / Edition 1

Hollywood Shot by Shot: Alcoholism in American Cinema / Edition 1

by Norman K. Denzin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0202303454

ISBN-13: 9780202303451

Pub. Date: 08/24/2004

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

To what extent have Hollywood feature films shaped the meanings that Americans attach to alcoholics, their families, and the alcoholic condition? To what extent has the mass culture of the movie industry itself been conceptually shaped by a broad, external societal discourse? Norman Denzin brings to his life-long study of alcoholism a searching interest in how

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To what extent have Hollywood feature films shaped the meanings that Americans attach to alcoholics, their families, and the alcoholic condition? To what extent has the mass culture of the movie industry itself been conceptually shaped by a broad, external societal discourse? Norman Denzin brings to his life-long study of alcoholism a searching interest in how cultural texts signify and lend themselves to interpretation within a social nexus. Both historical and diachronic in his approach, Denzin identifies five periods in the alcoholism films made between 1932 and the end of the 1980s, and offers a detailed critical reading of thirty-seven films produced during these six decades.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780202303451
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
08/24/2004
Series:
Communication and Social Order Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
309
Sales rank:
1,201,868
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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