Cinematic Political Thought: Narrating Race, Nation and Gender

Cinematic Political Thought: Narrating Race, Nation and Gender


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Cinematic Political Thought: Narrating Race, Nation and Gender by Michael Shapiro, Sandra Cisneros

In Cinematic Political Thought, Michael J. Shapiro investigates aspects of contemporary politics and articulates a critical philosophical perspective with politically disposed treatments of contemporary cinema. Reading such films as Hoop Dreams, Lone Star, Father of the Bride II and To Live and Die in LA through the lens of Deleuze, Derrida, Foucault and Lyotard, Shapiro demonstrates what it can mean to think the political both in terms of cinema studies and in wider aesthetic and social contexts.

Cinematic Political Thought is a polemical work, aimed at encouraging critical, ethical and political thinking. Its breadth of theoretical scope and empirical reference, and the innovative style of presentation will make it vital reading for anyone with an interest in the conjunction of culture and politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814797518
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 09/01/1999
Series: Taking on the Political Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Michael J. Shapiro is Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawaii. He is author of numerous books including Reading the Postmodern Polity: Political Theory as Textual Practice and Violent Cartographies: Mapping Cultures of War.

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