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Author Hansen-Miller, David.

Title Civilized Violence : Subjectivity, Gender and Popular Cinema
Published Farnham : Ashgate Pub., 2011
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Description 1 online resource (214 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; 1 From Scaffold to Cinema: Violence as a Force of Subjection and Subjectivation; 2 Violence and Clinical Authority in 'The Aetiology of Hysteria' and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari; 4 The Death of Popular Sovereignty in Once Upon A Time In The West; 5 Deliverance and its Uses: Subjectivity, Violence and Nervous Laughter; Conclusion: Gender and Pervasive Violence; Bibliography; Index
Summary Civilized Violence provides a social and historical explanation for the popular appeal of cinema violence. Drawing on historical-sociology, cultural studies, feminist and queer theory, masculinity studies and textual analysis, Hansen-Miller explains how Modern society has concealed and denied the exercise of violence while retaining considerable power over how we live. Through engagement with specific narratives from the last century of film and the pervasive violence of contemporary cinema, Hansen-Miller investigates how representations can transform our understanding of how violence works
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Subject Psychic trauma in motion pictures.
Violence in motion pictures.
Psychic trauma in motion pictures.
Violence in motion pictures.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1409412598