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Author Bayraktar, Nilgün, author.

Title Mobility and migration in film and moving-image art : cinema beyond Europe / Nilgün Bayraktar
Published New York : Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 213 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge Advances in Film Studies ; 45
Routledge advances in film studies ; 45
Contents Part. 1. Transnational flows in cinema. Cross-border mobility and confinement in Turkish German cinema: Countess Sophia Hatun and The edge of heaven -- Performative encounters and mediated memories in Maghrebi French cinema: Exiles and Hidden -- Part 2. Fragmented journeys in moving-image art. Location and urban marginality in the site-specific video installation Küba -- Tourism and undocumented migration in Southern Europe: the video essay Sudeuropa -- Social infrastructures of undocumented mobility in the multiscreen video installation Sahara chronicle
Summary This book examines the historical and contemporary tensions around mobility and identity in Europe in relation to experimental moving image practices in contemporary art and cinema. Drawing on theories of migrant and diasporic cinema, projected image art, and mobility studies, Bayraktar provides historically situated close-readings of films, videos, and cinematic installations that concern diverse mobilities across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The geopolitical focus of the book, Europe, is at the same time understood as a site of contention: the works analyzed challenge territorially bounded conceptions of identity and culture; they establish a non-Western counter-geography of Europe, which has produced multiple "others" in its constant efforts to recompose its identity and borders. This interdisciplinary study underscores the ways European ideals of mobility and fluidity are deeply enmeshed with immobility, forced migration, illegalization, inequality, racism, and xenophobia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-206) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Emigration and immigration in motion pictures.
Experimental films -- Europe -- History and criticism
Identity (Psychology) in motion pictures.
Video art -- Europe
Emigration and immigration in motion pictures.
Experimental films.
Identity (Psychology) in motion pictures.
Video art.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315717689