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Fredric Jameson and Film Theory Marxism, Allegory, and Geopolitics in World Cinema

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Fredric Jameson and Film Theory Marxism, Allegory, and Geopolitics in World Cinema
Keith B. Wagner, "Fredric Jameson and Film Theory: Marxism, Allegory, and Geopolitics in World Cinema"
English | ISBN: 1978808860 | 2022 | 278 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Frederic Jameson and Film Theory is the first collection of its kind, it assesses and critically responds to Fredric Jameson's remarkable contribution to film theory. The essays assembled explore key Jamesonian concepts-such as totality, national allegory, geopolitics, globalization, representation, and pastiche-and his historical schema of realism, modernism, and postmodernism, considering, in both cases, how these can be applied, revised, expanded and challenged within film studies. Featuring essays by leading and emerging voices in the field, the volume probes the contours and complexities of neoliberal capitalism across the globe and explores world cinema's situation within these forces by deploying and adapting Jamesonian concepts, and placing them in dialogue with other theoretical paradigms. The result is an innovative and rigorously analytical effort that offers a range of Marxist-inspired approaches towards cinemas from Asia, Latin America, Europe, and North America in the spirit of Jameson's famous rallying cry: 'always historicize!'.


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