Approaching Recent World History Through Film
Context, Analysis, and Research
Approaching Recent World History Through Film: Context, Analysis, and Research explores the relationships between twentieth-century world history and film by providing analysis of a diverse range of films organized by global history topics, including war and conflict, decolonization, political economy, and long-distance travel.
This insightful text describes how to analyze films as original historical sources and how to carry out research projects using films. The text provides guidance on the types of world history films, their conventions, and how to analyze the historical arguments in movies. Scott C.M. Bailey incorporates in-depth discussions of the historical content and context of a wide range of international films connected with important twentieth-century global history topics. The book also offers many prompts for discussion, historical timelines, and suggestions for further reading and viewing, as well as instructions on how to construct research papers and projects which employ the use of films as historical sources.
This book will be of interest to students in world history and film history courses.
Table of Contents
0. How to Use This Book 1. Introduction: World History Through Film 2. Historical Biographical Films and World History 3. Filmic Approaches to Global Conflict and War: Japanese Wartime Experiences 4. Comparative Approaches to Colonization and Decolonization on the Screen 5. Film and Global Migration, Immigration, and Mobility 6. Mass Violence, Oppression, and Global Conflict on Film 7. Problems of Political Economy on Film 8. World History Films as a Basis for Research and Writing
Scott C.M. Bailey is Associate Professor of History at Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata, Japan. He teaches courses on the history of modern Japan, history of Asia, and film and world history.