Cinema And Community by D. MckiernanCinema And Community by D. Mckiernan

Cinema And Community

byD. Mckiernan

Hardcover | May 21, 2008

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In the first book-length study of this topic, D.W. McKiernan examines the way mainstream commercial cinema represents society's complex relationship with the idea and practice of community in the context of rapidly changing social conditions. Films examined include Ae Fond Kiss, The Idiots and Monsoon Wedding.

D.W. MCKIERNAN is an Honorary Research Fellow at Leeds Trinity and All Saints, University of Leeds, UK, and prior to his retirement was Principal Lecturer and Head of the Department of Cultural and Communication Studies. He was also a founding member of the Centre for Cultural Studies at Leeds University, now the AHRC Centre for Cultur...
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Title:Cinema And CommunityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pagesPublished:May 21, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230517617

ISBN - 13:9780230517615

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction: Reading Community in the Cinema Representing the Ambivalence of Community Realizing Community in Suburban America Class, Gender and Communitarianism Leaving the Margins: Women and Community Honour and Community in Multicultural Britain Globalization, Mobility and Community Community, Structure and Anti-structure Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

'This elegantly argued, insightful book looks at the manner in which the commercial cinema presents modern audiences with images of community as ideals to be either embraced or questioned.'

- W. W. Dixon, American Library Association