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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

  • 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 necessarily to ‘undo’ or ‘subvert’ popular formats, but to draw on their generative force. Recent examples of filmmakers and creative practitioners within and outside Hollywood remind…

    Hardback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Boyhood

    A Young Life on Screen

    By Timothy Shary

      Boyhood appeared in 2014, having followed the same cast of characters for more than a decade while focusing on young Mason, whose educational, personal, and family life were cast upon the screen in poignant and often painful detail. Renowned director Richard Linklater chronicled Mason’s…

    Hardback – 2017-10-17
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Mobility and Migration in Film and Moving Image Art

    Cinema Beyond Europe

    By Nilgun Bayraktar

    Mobility and Migration in Film and Moving Image Art explores cinematic and artistic representations of migration and mobility in Europe since the 1990s. Drawing on theories of migrant and diasporic cinema, moving-image art, and mobility studies, Bayraktar provides historically situated close…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • 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

  • Contemporary Cinema and Neoliberal Ideology

    Edited by Ewa Mazierska, Lars Kristensen

    In this edited collection, an international ensemble of scholars examine what contemporary cinema tells us about neoliberal capitalism and cinema, exploring whether filmmakers are able to imagine progressive alternatives under capitalist conditions. Individual contributions discuss filmmaking…

    Paperback – 2017-10-03
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Memory in Sinophone Cinemas and Image Culture

    Altering Archives

    Edited by Peng Hsiao-yen, Ella Raidel

    Cinema archives memories, conserves the past, and rewrites histories. As much as the Sinophone embodies differences, contemporary Sinophone cinemas in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the People’s Republic of China invest various images of contested politics in order to assert different histories and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • 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 – 2017-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Queer European Cinema

    Queering Cinematic Time and Space

    Edited by Leanne Dawson

    Queer European Cinema commences with an overview of LGBTQ representation throughout cinematic history, interwoven with socio-political reality in Europe and beyond, to consider trends including the boarding school film, the gay road movie, and queer horror such as the lesbian vampire tale, before…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08
    Routledge

  • The Contemporary Femme Fatale

    Gender, Genre and American Cinema

    By Katherine Farrimond

    The femme fatale occupies a precarious yet highly visible space in contemporary cinema. From sci-fi alien women to teenage bad girls, filmmakers continue to draw on the notion of the sexy deadly woman in ways which traverse boundaries of genre and narrative. This book charts the articulations of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Migrants in Contemporary Spanish Film

    By Clara Guillén Marín

    During the last two decades Spain has undergone an unprecedented transformation from being a country of emigrants to receiving a significant number of migrants from all around the world. This book focuses on the analysis of documentaries and fiction films representing migrants in Spain in the first…

    Hardback – 2017-07-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Film Studies

  • Animation in China

    History, Aesthetics, Media

    By Sean Macdonald

    By the turn of the 21st century, animation production has grown to thousands of hours a year in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Despite this, and unlike American blockbuster productions and the diverse genres of Japanese anime, much animation from the PRC remains relatively unknown. This…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

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