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Farocki/Godard. Film as Theory

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Book Series: Film Culture in Transition ISBN: 9789089648914 Year: Pages: 292 DOI: 10.5117/9789089648914 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Performing Arts
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There is a tension between the requirements of theoretical abstraction and the capacities of the film medium, where everything that we see on screen is concrete: A train arriving at a station, a tree, bodies, faces. Since the complex theories of montage in Soviet cinema, however, there have continuously been attempts to express theoretical issues by combining shots, thus creating a visual form of thinking. This book brings together two major filmmakers-French New Wave master Jean-Luc Godard and German avant-gardist Harun Farocki to explore the fundamental tension between theoretical abstraction and the capacities of film itself, a medium where everything seen onscreen is necessarily concrete. Volker Pantenburg shows how these two filmmakers explored the potential of combined shots and montage to create "film as theory."

On the Public

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Book Series: Thinking in Action ISBN: 9780203390764 9780415327923 9780415327930 9781134336326 9781134336319 9781134336272 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203390764 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Philosophy
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The media often talk about public opinion, the 'American' or 'British' public, or the movie-going public. A public can hold an opinion and be divided. What is the public and where did it come from? Is there one public or many? Is the very idea of the public a myth? In this fascinating book, Alastair Hannay explores these questions and unpacks a much talked about but little understood phenomenon. He begins by tracing the origins of the public back to ancient Rome, before arguing that the idea of a public sphere is closely linked to the birth of democracy in the eighteenth century. He also reflects on the Enlightenment and the origins of public opinion, as well as considering the role of the media in creating and manipulating the public, and asks whether the very idea of the public might be uprooted and undermined by the Internet and global technology. Engaging and controversial in equal measure, On the Public also draws on famous thinkers who have written about the public, such as Kierkegaard, Hannah Arendt, John Dewey and Jürgen Habermas.

Georges Baudoux's Jean M'Barai The Trepang Fisherman

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ISBN: 9780994503916 Year: Pages: 145 DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.5130/978-0-9945039-1-6 Language: English
Publisher: UTS ePRESS
Subject: Social Sciences --- History --- Migration
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Between 1860 and 1910, Australian governments sanctioned and then tried to stop the trafficking of South Sea Islanders ​to Queensland as forced labourers. Over 60,000 Islanders were lured from their villages: tricked, transported, forced to work in the harsh Queensland bush, and then repatriated. Most Islanders returned with little savings to find their communities deeply scarred by the blackbirding trade and the internecine tribal conflict it had provoked.Georges Baudoux (1865-1949) was brought up amongst the Islanders who experienced the raw and competing greed of French, British and Australian colonialism. Son of a French prison commander stationed in New Caledonia, Baudoux lead a colourful life amongst the Pacific islands and deep in the brousse (bush) before becoming an author and capturing the stories of his travels and, importantly, the experiences of friends and colleagues as life in the islands changed forever. In recognition of his work, he was awarded the esteemed Palmes Académiques, the French medal for literary and academic achievement.Jean M'Barai is one of his best works. Expertly translated by Dr Karin Speedy and published here in English for the first time, this book exposes the rich, complex and brutal world of a South Sea Islander caught up in the duplicitous trade that came to be known as Blackbirding. It is an exciting, provocative and often astonishing account, drawing on the lived experience of people known to the author.In her critical introduction, Dr Speedy uncovers not just the author and his intriguing life (a life that spanned the uprising of the Paris communards in 1870 to post-Second World War reconstruction in the Pacific), but also the challenges for scholars working in, and undertaking translations in, the Francophone/Anglophone colonial/postcolonial sphere. Here, where empires, languages and Pacific peoples collide, the nuances of culture and terminology really matter if we are to find meaning amongst the shifting tides of use.Accompanied by photographs, postcards, cartoons and maps, this is a book to read and re-read, to contemplate ingenuity and inhumanity and the price all cultures pay as they are tested by forces beyond their control. It is a story that still resonates today, as we reflect on the experiences and resilience of the Pacific South Sea Islanders who contributed to modern Australia: the many that left and the descendants of those who stayed.

La malattia dell’anima e il romanzo antropologico : Medicina e pedagogia nella Unsichtbare Loge di Jean Paul e nelle sue fonti

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ISBN: 9788899982829 DOI: 10.4000/books.aaccademia.4941 Language: Italian
Publisher: Accademia University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Elisa Leonzio ripercorre in questo volume il nesso che lega il problema pedagogico, il riferimento antropologico, il tema religioso, allo sviluppo della forma narrativa tardo-settecentesca, concentrandosi su alcuni nodi tematici presenti nella Unsichtbare Loge di Jean Paul, osservato come uno dei migliori esempi di romanzo in cui sia possibile misurare la portata della svolta cruciale dei modi della narrazione in lingua tedesca dell’ultimo trentennio del XVIII secolo, interpretabile come “messa in questione”, come “dialettica” dell’Illuminismo.

Geschichtsbewußtsein im Jugendalter

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Book Series: Zeit - Sinn - Kultur ISBN: 9783839401798 9783899421798 Year: Pages: 390 DOI: 10.14361/9783839401798 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Education
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Das Geschichtsbewußtsein Jugendlicher ist in einem beklagenswerten Zustand - so ein gängiges Stereotyp. Daß dieses oft monierte Defizit keineswegs verallgemeinert werden kann, ist das Ergebnis der empirischen Studie von Carlos Kölbl, in der Formen historischer Sinnbildung unter Jugendlichen analysiert werden, die in mancherlei Hinsicht äußerst komplex und spezifisch modern sind. Damit ist der Band nicht nur in der Lage, die wissenschaftliche Diskussion um eine Entwicklungspsychologie historischer Sinnbildung durch neue Akzente zu bereichern. Er bietet darüber hinaus auch zahlreiche Anregungen für einen Geschichtsunterricht, der stärker an die historischen Kompetenzen und Interessen Jugendlicher anknüpft. Neben seinen empirischen Resultaten präsentiert der Autor eine informationsreiche Auseinandersetzung mit dem aktuellen Forschungsstand sowie grundlegende theoretische Überlegungen.

The Altering Eye: Contemporary International Cinema

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ISBN: 9781906924041 Year: Pages: 344 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0002 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Performing Arts
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The Altering Eye covers a "golden age" of international cinema from the end of WWII through to the New German Cinema of the 1970s. Combining historical, political, and textual analysis, Kolker develops a pattern of cinematic invention and experimentation from neorealism through the modernist interventions of Jean-Luc Godard and Rainer Werner Fassbinder, focusing along the way on such major figures as Luis Buñuel, Joseph Losey, the Brazilian director Glauber Rocha, and the work of major Cuban filmmakers.Kolker’s book has become a much quoted classic in the field of film studies providing essential reading for anybody interested in understanding the history of European and international cinema. This new and revised edition includes a substantive new preface by the author and an updated bibliography.

The Altering Eye

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ISBN: 9781906924058 Year: Pages: 344 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0002 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Performing Arts
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The Altering Eye covers a "golden age" of international cinema from the end of WWII through to the New German Cinema of the 1970s. Combining historical, political, and textual analysis, Kolker develops a pattern of cinematic invention and experimentation from neorealism through the modernist interventions of Jean-Luc Godard and Rainer Maria Fassbinder, focusing along the way on such major figures as Luis Buñuel, Joseph Losey, the Brazilian director Glauber Rocha, and the work of major Cuban filmmakers. Kolker’s book has become a much quoted classic in the field of film studies providing essential reading for anybody interested in understanding the history of European and international cinema. This new and revised edition includes a substantive new Preface by the author and an updated Bibliography.

Staging Doubt. Skepticism in Early Modern European Drama

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ISBN: 9783110660586 Year: Pages: 390 DOI: 10.1515/9783110660586 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This volume considers the influential revival of ancient philosophical skepticism in the 16th and early 17th centuries and investigates, from a comparative perspective, its reception in early modern English, Spanish and French drama, dedicating detailed readings to plays by Shakespeare, Calderón, Lope de Vega, Rotrou, Desfontaines, and Cervantes. While all the plays employ similar dramatic devices for putting skepticism on stage, the study explores how these dramas, however, give different answers to the challenges posed by skepticism in relation to their respective historico-cultural and ideological contexts.

Globalisierung und Integrales Bewusstsein

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ISBN: 9783907260456 Year: Pages: 207 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/oapen_437171 Language: German
Publisher: Novalis Verlag Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 3977
Subject: Social Sciences
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Heinrich Leopold´s study of the relationship between globalisation and integral thinking forges a link between Jean Gebser´s structural model of intellectual thought and current arenas of globalisation. It takes a carefully chosen approach to analysing various forms of globalisation from the point of view of social and individual consicousness. Jean Gebser´s philosophy, which owes much to a world view informed by far eastern philosophy, describes the history of human pereption in terms of a sequence of qualitatively different structures and demonstrates the emergence of a new structure of perception, which he describes as integral. This approach enables Heinrich Leopold to take into account the relevant in-depth analyses of globalisation while at the same time highlightning the divergent attitudes of those who welcome it as well as of those who condemn it, and offering of both. &#xD;&#xD;Irrespective of the extent to which globalisation has taken hold and no matter how much the western world have benefited from its undeniable technical, economic and communicative advantages, it is nevertheless a phenomenon tinged with the prospect of unpredictable danger and impending catastrophe. Globalisation is often seen as a powerful means of dividing the world into rich and poor. At present, we lack necessary perceptual tools by which to grasp the fundamental impact of globalisation on our way of life - let alone the tools by which to deal with it.&#xD;&#xD;This study goes one step further in that, very much in the spirit of Gebser´s concept of integration, it tracks down new approaches within emerging developments and defines them more precisely in terms of human perception, by way of selected examples. In other words, the study examines the applicability and usefulness of Jean Gebser´s structural models. The result is a firm basis on which to build a deeper understanding of the overall phenomenon of globalisation. This understanding can give rise to a new political mode of action that overcomes the prevailing sense of impotence and helplessness.&#xD;&#xD;Heinrich Leopold´s treatise is based on the notion that Kant´s ideal of eternal peace and Aurobindo´s concept of human unity have to be reassessed and redefined in this age of globalisation. In this context, Jean Gebser´s structural model and his descriptions of the integral provide an opportunity for us, in our time, to undertake a sober appraisal of the circumstances while at the same time gainging new insights into the discourse on globalisation.&#xD;

Film and the City: The Urban Imaginary in Canadian Cinema

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ISBN: 9781927356593 9781927356609 9781927356616 Year: Pages: 319 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781927356593.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Most Canadians are city dwellers, a fact often unacknowledged by twentieth-century Canadian films, with their preference for themes of wilderness survival or rural life. Modernist Canadian films tend to support what film scholar Jim Leach calls “the nationalist-realist project,” a documentary style that emphasizes the exoticism and mythos of the land. Over the past several decades, however, the hegemony of Anglo-centrism has been challenged by francophone and First Nations perspectives and the character of cities altered by a continued influx of immigrants and the development of cities as economic and technological centers. No longer primarily defined through the lens of rural nostalgia, Canadian urban identity is instead polyphonic, diverse, constructed through multiple discourses and mediums, an exchange rather than a strict orientation. Taking on the urban as setting and subject, filmmakers are ideally poised to create and reflect multiple versions of a single city.Examining fourteen Canadian films produced from 1989 to 2007, including Denys Arcand’s Jésus de Montréal (1989), Jean-Claude Lauzon’s Léolo (1992), Mina Shum’s Double Happiness (1994), Clément Virgo’s Rude (1995), and Guy Maddin’s My Winnipeg (2007), Film and the City is the first comprehensive study of Canadian film and “urbanity”—the totality of urban culture and life. Drawing on film and urban studies and building upon issues of identity formation in Canadian studies, Melnyk considers how filmmakers, films, and urban audiences experience, represent, and interpret urban spatiality, visuality, and orality. In this way, Film and the City argues that Canadian narrative film of the postmodern period has aided in articulating a new national identity.

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