Camera Politica: The Politics and Ideology of Contemporary Hollywood Film

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Indiana University Press, 1990 - 328 Seiten

" a modern mythography, a study of contemporary Hollywood films based on the tools offered by feminism, psychoanalysis, Marxist cultural theory, and deconstruction." --Village Voice

"Solidly thought-out observation of the films of the 70's and 80's that comment on the system." --Audience

"... intelligent, open advocacy. Its responsible arrangement of carefully described cultural materials will challenge students and instructors alike." --Teaching Philosophy

Camera Politica is a comprehensive study of Hollywood film during a period of tremendous change in American history, a period that witnessed the end of the American empire, crises in the economy, a failure of political leadership, loss at war, and the rise of the Right.

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Inhalt

Introduction
3
Genre Transformations and the Failure of Liberalism
77
Class Race and the New South
106
The Politics of Sexuality
136
Mens Movies and the Return of Romance
149
The Family and the New Sexuality
157
Vietnam and the New Militarism
194
Entrepreneur Patriarch Warrior
217
George Lucass Strategic Defense Initiatives
228
The Leadership PrincipleFrom Movie Brats to Movie Moguls
236
Fantasy Films
244
The Politics of Representation
266
Film and Politics
288
Appendix
303
Selected Bibliography
321
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Seite 322 - Teresa de Lauretis, Alice Doesn't: Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1984); and Jacqueline Rose, Sexuality and the Field of Vision ( London : Verso, 1 986).
Seite 324 - Robin Wood, Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan (New York: Columbia University Press, 1986), 164.
Seite 324 - Alan Trachtenberg, The Incorporation of America (New York: Hill and Wang, 1982...

Über den Autor (1990)

Michael Ryan received his Masters of Engineering Science and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales. Mr. Ryan is a senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales in Australia.

Douglas Kellner is the George F. Kneller Chair in the philosophy of education at UCLA and author of numerous books.

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