Movies Change Lives : Pedagogy of Constructive Humanistic Transformation Through Cinema, Paperback Book

Movies Change Lives : Pedagogy of Constructive Humanistic Transformation Through Cinema Paperback

Part of the Minding the Media series

Description

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.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General arts
  • ISBN: 9781433127748

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