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Cinema and the Invention of Modern Life / Edition 1

Cinema and the Invention of Modern Life / Edition 1


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Casting aside the traditional conception of film as an outgrowth of photography, theater, and the novel, the essays in this volume reassess the relationship between the emergence of film and the broader culture of modernity. Contributors, leading scholars in film and cultural studies, link the popularity of cinema in the late nineteenth century to emerging cultural phenomena such as window shopping, mail-order catalogs, and wax museums.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520201125
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 01/31/1996
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 409
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Leo Charney is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Iowa and Vanessa R. Schwartz is Assistant Professor of History at The American University in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Richard Abel, Leo Charney, Margaret Cohen, Jonathan Crary, Tom Gunning, Miriam Bratu Hansen, Alexandra Keller, Jeannene M. Pryzblyski, Erika Rappaport, Mark Sandberg, Vanessa R. Schwartz, Ben Singer, Marcus Verhagen

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