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The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies

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April 2008 | 536 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Written by a team of veteran scholars and exciting emerging talents, The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies maps the field internationally, drawing out regional differences in the way that systematic intellectual reflection on cinema and film has been translated into an academic discipline.

It examines the conversations between Film Studies and its contributory disciplines that not only defined a new field of discourse but also modified existing scholarly traditions. It reflects on the field's dominant paradigms and debates and evaluates their continuing salience. Finally, it looks forward optimistically to the future of the medium of film, the institution of cinema and the discipline of Film Studies at a time when the very existence of film and cinema are being called into question by new technological, industrial and aesthetic developments.
James Donald
Introduction
Hooray for a Mickey Mouse Subject!  
 
PART ONE: MAPPING TRADITIONS
Dana Polan
North America
Ian Aitken
European Film Scholarship
Stephanie Hemelryk Donald and Paola Voci
China
Cinema, Politics and Scholarship  
Brian Shoesmith
Our Films, Their Films
Some Speculations on Writing Indian Film History  
David Oubiña
Film Research in Argentina
Ismail Xavier
Cinema Studies in Brazil
Carlos A. Gutiérrez
Y Tu Crítica También
The Development of Mexican Film Studies at Home and Abroad  
Noel King, Constantine Verevis and Deane Williams
Australia
Bhaskar Sarkar
Postcolonial and Transnational Perspectives
 
PART TWO: DISCIPLINARY DIALOGUES
Murray Smith
Film and Philosophy
Hamish Ford
Difficult Relations
Film Studies and Continental European Philosophy  
Angela Dalle Vacche
Cinema and Art History
Film Has Two Eyes  
Vanessa R. Schwartz
Film and History
Faye Ginsburg
Mass Media, Anthropology and Ethnography
Patrick Fuery
Psychoanalysis and Cinema
Tom O'Regan
The Political Economy of Film
Lynn Spigel
TV's Next Season?
Graeme Turner
Film and Cultural Studies
 
PART THREE: PARADIGMS IN PERSPECTIVE
Ruth Vasey
The Hollywood Industry Paradigm
Warren Buckland
Formalist Tendencies in Film Studies
Michael O'Pray
The Persistence of the Avant-Garde
Julian Murphet
Film and (as) Modernity
Jane Gaines
Cinema/Ideology/Society
The Political Expectations of Film Theory  
George Kouvaros
`We Do Not Die Twice'
Alison Butler
Feminist Perspectives in Film Studies
Realism and Cinema  
John Caughie
Authors and Auteurs
The Uses of Theory  
Philip Brophy
Where Sound Is
Locating the Absent Aural in Film Theory  
Matt Hills
The Question of Genre in Cult Film and Fandom
Between Contract and Discourse  
Jostein Gripsrud and Erlend Lavik
Film Audiences
Vijay Mishra
Re-Mapping Bollywood Cinema
Scott McQuire
Film in the Context of Digital Media

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