Seeing the Bigger Picture: Understanding Politics through Film and Television / Edition 1

Seeing the Bigger Picture: Understanding Politics through Film and Television / Edition 1

by Mark Sachleben, Kevan M. Yenerall, Kevan M. Yenerall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820462489

ISBN-13: 9780820462486

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

Sachleben (political science, Western New England College) and Yenerall (political science, Clarion U.) hope to "tap into the appeal of movies and television" in order to raise interest in politics and illuminate features of contemporary political debates. Topically arranging their material into chapters covering liberal and alternative ideologies, the American

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Sachleben (political science, Western New England College) and Yenerall (political science, Clarion U.) hope to "tap into the appeal of movies and television" in order to raise interest in politics and illuminate features of contemporary political debates. Topically arranging their material into chapters covering liberal and alternative ideologies, the American presidency, civil rights and social justice, campaigns and elections, and war, the authors typically offer brief discussion of the broad outlines of their topic, summarize some plots or plot points of movie or television show, and then point towards its political relevance. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820462486
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Politics, Media and Popular Culture Ser.
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
337

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Image Sourcesxi
Chapter 1Introduction1
Chapter 2Liberal Ideologies: Democracy and Capitalism13
Chapter 3Alternative Ideologies: Communism and Fascism52
Chapter 4The American Presidency84
Chapter 5Civil Rights and Social Justice121
Chapter 6Campaigns and Elections155
Chapter 7War183
Chapter 8Special Topics: The Interplay Between International and Domestic Politics243
Filmography281
Notes319

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