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Screening the Tortured Body : The Cinema as Scaffold (Hardcover)

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Inspired by Michel Foucault’s examination of state subjugation and control, this book considers post-structuralist notions of the ‘political technology of the body’ and 'the spectacle of the scaffold' as a means to analyse cinematic representations of politically-motivated persecution and bodily repression. Through a critique of sovereign power and its application of punishment ‘for transgressions against the state’, the collected works, herein, assess the polticised-body via a range of cinematic perspectives. Imagery, character construction and narrative devices are examined in their account of hegemonic-sanctioned torture and suppression as a means to a political outcome. Screening The Tortured Body: The Cinema as Scaffold elicits philosophical and cultural accounts of the ‘retrained’ body to deliberate on a range of politicised films and filmmakers whose narratives and mise-en-scène techniques critique corporeal subjugation by authoritarian factions.
Number of Pages: 342
Genre: Performing Arts, Philosophy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: November 16, 2016
TCIN: 51542342
UPC: 9781137399175
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-3221
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$142.49
MSRPwas $149.99

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