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The Public Life of Cinema: Conflict and Collectivity in Austerity Greece

The Public Life of Cinema: Conflict and Collectivity in Austerity Greece

by Toby Lee
The Public Life of Cinema: Conflict and Collectivity in Austerity Greece

The Public Life of Cinema: Conflict and Collectivity in Austerity Greece

by Toby Lee

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Overview

"This book is unique in its emphasis on the film festival as a 'public thing' that not only convenes publics but generates debate about how ideally to be a public and what the nature of public-ness is. It is also a timely look at cultural production in a hotspot of political and economic turmoil over neoliberal austerity."—Karen Strassler, author of Demanding Images: Democracy, Mediation, and the Image-Event in Indonesia

"The central concerns of the book—What is public culture? Is there a role for the arts at times of crisis? What may arise from conflict?—will speak to anyone interested in the fate of the cultural field at times of neoliberal governance."—Marijke de Valck, cofounder of the Film Festival Research Network and coeditor of the book Art and Activism in the Age of Systemic Crisis: Aesthetic Resilience


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520379022
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/03/2020
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Toby Lee is Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University. 

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments ix

Note on Translation and Transliteration xiii

Introduction: "Is Culture a Luxury?" 1

1 Locating the Festival 26

2 Forms of Publicness 46

3 Histories of Conflict and Collectivity 78

4 Dissensus and Its Limits 104

5 The Value of Mereness 138

Notes 161

Bibliography 173

Index 183

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