New PDF release: Cinema and the City: Film and Urban Societies in a Global

By Mark Shiel

ISBN-10: 0470712694

ISBN-13: 9780470712696

ISBN-10: 063122243X

ISBN-13: 9780631222439

This publication brings jointly the literature of city sociology and movie experiences to discover new analytical and theoretical techniques to the connection among cinema and town, and to teach how those impression at the realities of existence in city societies.

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Scott and Edward J. Soja, The City: Los Angeles and Urban Theory at the End of the Twentieth Century (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1996), p. 12. ), Cinema and Social Change in Latin America (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1986). 21 See Burton Pike, The Image of the City in Modern Literature (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981). ), The City Reader, p. 481. 23 As Miles, Hall, and Borden warn, in The City Cultures Reader, a balance must be achieved between the opposed tendency to exaggerate the future of the postmodern, post-industrial or electronic city, on the one hand, and the realities of massive global uneven development, on the other.

The chapters also investigate the possibility or viability of cinema as a counter-discourse, with the potential to articulate resistance to power. It is, of course, a truism to point out that film is the urban cultural form par 20 Tony Fitzmaurice excellence – that film is a highly capitalized and labor-intensive product, whose origins (in Lyon in 1895) and destination (the now ubiquitous multiplex) are tied in with the fortunes of the twentieth-century city. Correspondingly, the city is constructed as much by images and representations as by the built environment, demographic shifts, land speculation, and patterns of capital flight and investment.

6. Fredric Jameson, The Geopolitical Aesthetic: Cinema and Space in the World System (Bloomington and London: Indiana University Press and BFI, 1995 (1992)). Important in this formulation has been Saskia Sassen’s argument that the prominence of the city in the current global system problematizes traditional notions of “centrality and marginality” according to national or regional geographies, and according to the opposition First World–Third World. Sassen argues that “a new geography of centrality and marginality” is now in place, based upon centrality/marginality between cities and centrality/marginality within cities.

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