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Technology and Film Scholarship: Experience, Study, Theory

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Book Series: Film Theory in Media History ISBN: 9789048525270 9789089647542 Year: Pages: 408 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Performing Arts --- Media and communication
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This volume brings together a wide range of explorations of the ways in which technological innovations have established new and changing conditions for the experience and study of film. The book offers analyses by such leading figures in film studies as Tom Gunning and Charles Musser, who examine the ways in which technological changes have altered the ways how cinema is conceived and how it is approached as an object of study. Contributors also look at the overlapping stages through which new experience is translated in institutionalized knowledge within the discipline.

Images of Dutchness: Popular Visual Culture, Early Cinema and the Emergence of a National Cliché

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Book Series: Framing Film ISBN: 9789048532971 9789462983007 Year: Pages: 340 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Performing Arts --- Arts in general
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Why do early films present the Netherlands as a country full of canals and windmills, where people wear traditional costumes and wooden shoes, while industries and modern urban life are all but absent? Where do such visual clichés come from? This study investigates the roots of this imagery in popular visual media ranging from magazines to tourist brochures, from anthropological treatises to advertising trade cards, stereoscopic photographs, picture postcards, magic lantern slide sets and films of early cinema. The book provides an in-depth study of this rich and fascinating corpus of popular visual media that has not been studied before, and the discourses that these images were meant to illustrate. This intermedial approach offers new insights into the emergence of national clichés and the study of stereotypical thinking.

Emerging Socialities in 21st Century Healthcare

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ISBN: 9789048532810 9789462982772 Year: Pages: 176 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Social Sciences
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The landscape of health care is changing rapidly, both on an organizational and a technological level. This book gathers medical anthropologists to examine the ways that both patients and health care workers are being affected by new policies, market, and technologies. Contributors cover a wide range of topics, including vaccination, disability, migration, and self-medication, making clear that not only are changing circumstances leading to the emergence of new socialities, but they are also driving new ethics and moralities.

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