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Routledge Advances in Film Studies

This series is our home for innovative research in the field of film studies. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into this important and evolving subject area.

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1-10 of 34 results in Routledge Advances in Film Studies
  1. American and Chinese-Language Cinemas

    Examining Cultural Flows

    Edited by Lisa Funnell, Man-Fung Yip

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Critics frequently describe the influence of "America," through Hollywood and other cultural industries, as a form of cultural imperialism. This unidirectional model of interaction does not address, however, the counter-flows of Chinese-language films into the American film market or the influence...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Eco-Trauma Cinema

    Edited by Anil Narine

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Film has taken a powerful position alongside the global environmental movement, from didactic documentaries to the fantasy pleasures of commercial franchises. This book investigates in particular film’s complex role in representing ecological traumas. Eco-trauma cinema represents the harm we, as...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Cinema and Inter-American Relations

    Tracking Transnational Affect

    By Adrián Pérez Melgosa

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Cinema and Inter-American Relations studies the key role that commercial narrative films have played in the articulation of the political and cultural relationship between the United States and Latin America since the onset of the Good Neighbor policy (1933). Pérez Melgosa analyzes the evolution of...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Iranian Cinema in a Global Context

    Policy, Politics, and Form

    Edited by Peter Decherney, Blake Atwood

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Iranian films have been the subject of much critical and scholarly attention over the past several decades, and Iranian filmmakers are mainstays of international film festivals. Yet most of the attention has been focused on a small segment of Iranian film production: auteurist art cinema. Iranian...

    Published September 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Woman's Film of the 1940s

    Gender, Narrative, and History

    By Alison L. McKee

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This book explores the relationship among gender, desire, and narrative in 1940s woman’s films which negotiate the terrain between public history and private experience. The woman’s film and other form of cinematic melodrama have often been understood as positioning themselves outside history, and...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Narratives of Gendered Dissent in South Asian Cinemas

    By Alka Kurian

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This book conducts a post-colonial, gendered investigation of women-centred South Asian films. In these films, the narrative becomes an act of political engagement and a site of feminist struggle: a map that weaves together multiple strands of subjectivity—gender, caste, race, class, religion, and...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Postcolonial Film

    History, Empire, Resistance

    Edited by Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, Peter Hulme

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Postcolonial Film: History, Empire, Resistance examines films of the later twentieth and early twenty-first centuries from postcolonial countries around the globe. In the mid twentieth century, the political reality of resistance and decolonization lead to the creation of dozens of new states,...

    Published March 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Korea’s Occupied Cinemas, 1893-1948

    The Untold History of the Film Industry

    By Brian Yecies, Ae-Gyung Shim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Korea’s Occupied Cinemas, 1893-1948 compares and contrasts the development of cinema in Korea during the Japanese occupation (1910-1945) and US Army Military (1945-1948) periods within the larger context of cinemas in occupied territories. It differs from previous studies by drawing links between...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Cine-Ethics

    Ethical Dimensions of Film Theory, Practice, and Spectatorship

    Edited by Jinhee Choi, Mattias Frey

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This volume looks at the significance and range of ethical questions that pertain to various film practices. Diverse philosophical traditions provide useful frameworks to discuss spectators’ affective and emotional engagement with film, which can function as a moral ground for one’s connection to...

    Published October 14th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Postfeminism and Paternity in Contemporary US Film

    Framing Fatherhood

    By Hannah Hamad

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This book interrogates representations of fatherhood across the spectrum of popular U.S. film of the early twenty-first century. It situates them in relation to postfeminist discourse, identifying and discussing dominant paradigms and tropes that emerge from the tendency of popular cinema to...

    Published September 23rd 2013 by Routledge