Home, Exile, Homeland: Film, Media, and the Politics of Place

Home, Exile, Homeland: Film, Media, and the Politics of Place

by Hamid Naficy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415919460

ISBN-13: 9780415919463

Pub. Date: 12/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Global changes in capital, power, technology and the media have caused massive shifts in how we define home and community, leaving redrawn territories and globalized contexts.

This interdisciplinary study of the media brings together essays by accomplished

critics to discuss the way film, television, music, and computer and electronic media are shaping

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Overview

Global changes in capital, power, technology and the media have caused massive shifts in how we define home and community, leaving redrawn territories and globalized contexts.

This interdisciplinary study of the media brings together essays by accomplished

critics to discuss the way film, television, music, and computer and electronic media are shaping identities and cultures in an increasingly globalized world. Ranging from intensely personal to highly theoretical, the contributors explore our complex negotiation of "home" and homeland"

in a postmodern world. Contributors: Homi Bhabha, Thomas Elsaesser, Rosa Linda Fregoso, Teshome H. Gabriel, George Lipsitz, Margaret Morse, David Morley, John Peters, Patricia Seed, Ella Shohat, and Vivian Sobchack.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415919463
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Series:
AFI Film Readers Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

preface: arrivals and departures
acknowledgments
introduction
1framing exile: from homeland to homepage1
pt. 1traveling concepts
2exile, nomadism, and diaspora: the stakes of mobility in the western canon17
pt. 2synesthetic homing
3"is any body home?": embodied imagination and visible evictions45
4home: smell, taste, posture, gleam63
5the intolerable gift: residues and traces of a journey75
6the key to the house85
pt. 3cinematic modes of production
7ethnicity, authenticity, and exile: a counterfeit trade? german filmmakers and hollywood97
8between rocks and hard places: the interstitial mode of production in exilic cinema125
pt. 4mediated collective formations
9bounded realms: household, family, community, and nation151
10recycling colonialist fantasies on the texas borderlands169
11"home is where the hatred is": work, music, and the transnational economy193
12by the bitstream of babylon: cyberfrontiers and diasporic vistas213
notes on contributors233
index237

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