Cinema and the City : Film and Urban Societies in a Global Context

Cinema and the City : Film and Urban Societies in a Global Context

Description

This book examines the dynamic relationship between cinema, the most important cultural form, and the city, the most important form of social organization, since World War Two, in an exciting new way.Bringing together such disciplines as Film studies, Sociology, Urban Studies and Geography, the book focuses on:the active role of film production, distribution and exhibition in the physical growth and identity formation of cities worldwidethe integral role of cinema in the contemporary global economythe relationship between the uneven development of cities and their film culturesthe ways in which different forms of power and resistance, social organization and urban structure may be imagined and articulated in film and its political economyThe case-studies presented range from postmodern cities such as Los Angeles to the colonial and post-colonial. Specific attention is devoted to the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Africa and Southeast Asia and the Pacific.


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Details

Author(s)
Mark Shiel, Tony Fitzmaurice
Format
Hardback | 320 pages
Dimensions
160 x 236 x 28mm | 592g
Publication date
02 May 2001
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Imprint
BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
Publication City/Country
Oxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
0
ISBN10
063122243X
ISBN13
9780631222439