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Movies and American Society, Paperback / softback Book


The second edition of Movies and American Society is a comprehensive collection of essays and primary documents that explore the ways in which movies have changed and been changed by American society from 1905 to the present. * Each chapter includes an introduction, discussion questions, an essay examining the issues of the period, primary documents, and a list of further reading and screenings * Includes a new chapter on American Film in the Age of Terror and new essays for Chapter 9 ( Race, Violence, and Film ) and Chapter 13 ( Hollywood Goes Global ), as well as updated Reading and Screenings sections * Discusses all the major periods in American film history from the first nickelodeons to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the globalization of Hollywood * Demonstrates the unique influence of movies on all aspects of American culture, from ideology, politics, and gender to class, war, and race relations * Engaging and accessible for students, with jargon-free essays and primary documents that show social practices and controversies as well as the fun and cultural influence of movies and movie-going


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9780470673645



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