Movies Change Lives : Pedagogy of Constructive Humanistic Transformation Through Cinema Paperback
Part of the Minding the Media series
Movies Change Lives is a rigorous interdisciplinary examination of cinema as a vehicle for personal and social transformation.
Interdisciplinary scholar Tony Kashani builds a theory of humanistic transformation by discussing many movies while engaging the works of philosopher/psychologist Erich Fromm, cultural studies theorist Stuart Hall, critical pedagogy theorist Henry Giroux, political philosopher Hannah Arendt, the great French thinker Edgar Morin, the pioneering psychologist Carl Jung, the co-founder of string theory, physicist Michio Kaku, and Frankfurt School philosopher Jurgen Habermas, among others.
The book argues that in the globalized world of the twenty-first century, humanity is in dire need of personal and social transformation.
Movies have universal appeal and can deeply affect their audiences in a short time.
Coupled with critical pedagogy, they can become tools of personal and social transformation.
Movies Change Lives is an ideal text for graduate and upper-division undergraduate courses on film (cinema) and society, visual culture, consciousness studies, transformative studies, media and social change, advanced personal and social psychology, and political philosophy.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
- Publication Date: 23/11/2015
- Category: General arts
- ISBN: 9781433127748