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  • Ecocinema in the City

    By Robin L. Murray, Joseph K. Heumann

    In Ecocinema in the City, Murray and Heumann argue that urban ecocinema both reveals and critiques visions of urban environmentalism. The book emphasizes the increasingly transformative power of nature in urban settings, explored in both documentaries and fictional films such as Children…

    Hardback – 2017-11-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Imagining Muslims in South Asia and the Diaspora

    Secularism, Religion, Representations

    Edited by Claire Chambers, Caroline Herbert

    Literary, cinematic and media representations of the disputed category of the ‘South Asian Muslim’ have undergone substantial change in the last few decades and particularly since the events of September 11, 2001. Here we find the first book-length critical analysis of these representations of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Cyberpunk and Visual Culture

    Edited by Graham Murphy, Lars Schmeink

    Within the expansive mediascape of the 1980s and 1990s, cyberpunk’s aesthetics took firm root, relying heavily on visual motifs for its near-future splendor saturated in media technologies, both real and fictitious. As today’s realities look increasingly like the futures forecast in science fiction…

    Paperback – 2017-11-07 
    Routledge

  • Women Do Genre in Film and Television

    Edited by Mary Harrod, Katarzyna Paszkiewicz

    This volume examines how different generations of women work within the genericity of audio-visual storytelling not only to "undo" or "subvert" popular formats, but also to draw creatively on their generative force. Recent examples of filmmakers within and outside Hollywood as well as women working…

    Hardback – 2017-10-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Cinema in the Cold War

    Political Projections

    Edited by Cyril Buffet

    The film industry was an important propaganda element during the Cold War. As with other conflicts, the Cold War was fought not just with weapons, but with words and images. Throughout the conflict, cinema was a reflection of the societies, the ideologies, and the political climates in which the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-24 
    Routledge

  • Cultural and Political Nostalgia in the Age of Terror

    The Melancholic Sublime

    By Matthew Leggatt

    This book re-examines the role of the sublime across a range of disparate cultural texts, from architecture and art, to literature, digital technology, and film, detailing a worrying trend towards nostalgia and arguing that, although the sublime has the potential to be the most powerful uniting…

    Hardback – 2017-10-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • New Indian Cinema in Post-Independence India

    The Cultural Work of Shyam Benegal’s Films

    By Anuradha Dingwaney Needham

    Shyam Benegal is an Indian director and screenwriter whose work is considered central to New Indian cinema. By closely analysing several of Benegal’s films, this book provides an understanding of India’s post-independence history. The book examines the filmmaker’s focus on women by highlighting his…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10 
    Routledge
    Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

  • The Routledge Companion to World Cinema

    Edited by Rob Stone, Paul Cooke, Stephanie Dennison, Alex Marlow-Mann

    The Routledge Companion to World Cinema explores and examines a global range of films and filmmakers, their movements and audiences, comparing their cultural, technological and political dynamics, identifying the impulses that constantly reshape the form and function of the cinemas of the world.…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • Cinema, Censorship and Sexuality 1909-1925 (Routledge Revivals)

    By Annette Kuhn

    First published in 1988. This book shows how censorship as a set of institutions, practices and discourses was involved in the struggle over the nature of cinema in the early twentieth century. It also reveals the part played in this struggle by other institutions, practices and discourses — for…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Film Comedy and the American Dream

    By Zach Sands

    Film Comedy and the American Dream is an examination of national identity in the era of the American superpower as projected in popular comedic films that center on issues of upward mobility. It is the story of what made audiences laugh and why, and what this says about the changing shape of the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • The Great War and the Moving Image

    Edited by Michael Hammond, Adrian Smith

    The Great War and the Moving Image focuses upon the Allied war effort on the Western Front and in the Mediterranean. In doing so, the book addresses topics ranging from how carefully selected images projected a positive portrayal of ambulance trains, through film’s instructional role promoting…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15
    Routledge

  • Cinema Studies

    The Key Concepts, 5th Edition

    By Susan Hayward

    Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts is essential reading for anyone interested in film. Providing accessible coverage of a comprehensive range of genres, movements, theories and production terms, this is a must-have guide to a fascinating area of study and arguably the greatest art form of modern…

    Paperback – 2017-08-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Guides

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