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Film and History

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 192
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Theory and History

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Film is the pre-eminent mass medium of the modern age. It is a valuable source of evidence for the study of both the past and the contemporary world, and is a social practice that has affected the lives of millions. How can...

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Film is the pre-eminent mass medium of the modern age. It is a valuable source of evidence for the study of both the past and the contemporary world, and is a social practice that has affected the lives of millions. How can historians engage with this important and influential medium?Written for both students and teachers, Film and History:• provides a concise, accessible introduction to the use of film in historical enquiry and a summary of the main theoretical debates• charts the development of film history as a subject area and a discipline in its own right• considers different approaches to film history, including film as an art form, as ideology, as a historical source, and as a social practice• includes case studies to ground discussion of theories and approaches in specific examples.Wide-ranging and authoritative, Film and History equips students with the methods both to analyse film texts and to understand the place of film in history and culture.

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Author is a leading name in the field

Shows students how to use film in the study of history, introducing them to the methodological tools and theoretical frameworks

Includes examples from a wide range of national cinemas, film cultures, historical periods and genres

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. A Brief History of Film History
2. Film as an Art Form
3. Film and Ideology
4. Film as a Historical Source
5. Film as a Social Practice
6. A Historical Sociology of Film
Conclusion
Glossary
Notes
Further Reading
Index.

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James Chapman is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. He is the author of a number of books on film and cultural history and is editor of the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television.

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James Chapman is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. He is the author of a number of books on film and cultural history and is editor of the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television.

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