Cinema and Nation

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August 2000



Ideas of national identity, nationalism and transnationalism are now a central feature of contemporary film studies, as well as primary concerns for film-makers themselves. Embracing a range of national cinemas including Scotland, Poland, France, Turkey, Indonesia, India, Germany and America, Cinema and Nation considers the ways in which film production and reception are shaped by ideas of national belonging and examines the implications of globalisation for the concept of national cinema.
In the first three Parts, contributors explore sociological approaches to nationalism, challenge the established definitions of 'national cinema', and consider the ways in which states - from the old Soviet Union to contemporary Scotland - aim to create a national culture through cinema. The final two Parts address the diverse strategies involved in the production of national cinema and consider how images of the nation are used and understood by audiences both at home and abroad.


Introduction 1. The Sociology of Nationalism 2. The Concept of National Cinema 3. Film Policy, Nationalism, and the State 4. The Production of National Images 5. The Reception of National Images


Mette Hjort is Associate Professor in the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies, Aalborg University. Scott MacKenzie is Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the School of English and American Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich.


"This book asks questions that are complex, far-ranging and important...it provides diverse perspectives and thoughtful insights into how those questions might be considered.."
-" Communication Research Trends 2003
"An excellent introduction outlines the major issues and offers a helpful survey of the literature of the past decade... No other volume offers comparable lucid perspectives on so many questions of national cinema. Accessible to upper-division undergraduates; strongly recommended for college libraries; indispensable for universities."
EAN: 9780415208635
ISBN: 0415208637
Untertitel: 12 b&w photographs. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2000
Seitenanzahl: 352 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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