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Title: Identity Policies: Regional Film Policy and Regional Identity in England
Authors: Newsinger, Jack
First Published: Jul-2009
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Citation: Newsinger, Jack, Identity Policies: Regional Film Policy and Regional Identity in England, ed. Cheung, Ruby; Fleming, D.H., Cinemas, Identities and Beyond, Chapter 8, pp. 132-142, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009
Abstract: About the book: Cinemas, Identities and Beyond examines different modes of representing and constructing identities in and through the medium of film, transcending the narrow confines of the local / national / regional, and challenging spatial and temporal boundaries. It gathers fifteen essays that explore different dimensions of identities in contexts ranging from domestic spheres, urban milieus, socio-political environments, diasporic film-making issues, anthropology, film festivals, and psychoanalysis, to the examination of stardom in society. Engaging with cinematic representations, narrative conventions, film form, industry concerns, and other socio-cultural-economic-political factors relating to the production, distribution, exhibition and consumption of film, Cinemas, Identities and Beyond contributes to one of the most thought-provoking contemporary debates on cinemas and identities in film studies. Revisiting films such as Farewell My Concubine, The Matrix trilogy, The Straight Story, El Topo, and Days of Being Wild, this anthology establishes a framework that actively queries stabilised, ideological paradigms. The book discovers new frontiers and discourses to help us better understand ourselves and our surroundings when another decade of the new millennium is about to begin. Cinemas, Identities and Beyond will prove to be of value to a broad range of scholars, critics and students who are interested in issues pertaining to identities, and their construction in and beyond film.
ISBN: 978-1-4438-0975-7 (hardback)
1-4438-0975-6 (hardback)
978-1-4438-1937-4 (paperback)
1-4438-1937-9 (paperback)
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Chapter
Rights: Copyright © 2009 Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Deposited with the permission of Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Appears in Collections:Books & Book Chapters, Dept. of Media and Communication

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