Melodrama After The Tears: New Perspectives On The Politics Of Victimhood

EditorJörg Metelmann, Scott Loren Contribution byThomas Elsaesser

December 15, 2015|
Melodrama After The Tears: New Perspectives On The Politics Of Victimhood by Jörg Metelmann
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In this age of public confession and reality television, melodrama has become a pervasive cultural mode. This volume covers a wide range of melodramatic expression in contemporary life, from the public staging of personal suffering to the emotionalization and sentimentalization of national politics, in order to address a key question: if melodramatic models have become so culturally pervasive, what is the political potential of melodramatic victimhood—and what are its political limitations?
Scott Loren and Jörg Metelmann teach film and media studies at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. They are the authors of Irritation of Life: The Subversive Melodrama of Michael Haneke, David Lynch, and Lars von Trier.
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Title:Melodrama After The Tears: New Perspectives On The Politics Of Victimhood
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:336 pages, 9.2 X 6.1 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 9.2 X 6.1 X 1 in
Published:December 15, 2015
Publisher:Amsterdam University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9789089646736

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