Nation and Identity in the New German Cinema: Homeless at Home

Nation and Identity in the New German Cinema: Homeless at Home

by Inga Scharf
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415962803

ISBN-13: 9780415962803

Pub. Date: 06/27/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this original study, Scharf investigates issues of national identity in films of the New German Cinema. Using a cultural studies analysis, Scharf argues that the conflict between this generation of critical filmmakers and their ‘German-ness’ translate into feature films that construct, and are pervaded by, a sense of "homelessness" at home.

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In this original study, Scharf investigates issues of national identity in films of the New German Cinema. Using a cultural studies analysis, Scharf argues that the conflict between this generation of critical filmmakers and their ‘German-ness’ translate into feature films that construct, and are pervaded by, a sense of "homelessness" at home.

As the first cultural studies investigation of this cinematic movement, the book challenges existing film studies accounts by analyzing the New German Cinema within its social, temporal, and spatial contexts. Furthermore, with its broad concerns for the West German production context, the New German Cinema’s reception both nationally and internationally, as well as issues of representation, narration, and ‘Othering,’ Nation and Identity in the New German Cinema offers an interdisciplinary contribution to the ongoing debate on national cinema.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415962803
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/27/2008
Series:
Routledge Advances in Film Studies Series
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

PART ONE—Setting the Scene

Introduction

Chapter One: Establishing Shot

PART TWO—Film Analyses

Chapter Two: The Unsettling Setting

Chapter Three: A Matter of Time

Chapter Four: Relative Strangers

Conclusion: The End

Notes

Bibliography

Filmography

Index

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