New Open-Access Series
Genre und Gemeinsinn
Hollywood zwischen Krieg und Demokratie
[Genre and a Sense of Commonality: Hollywood between War and Democracy]
- eBook (PDF)
- Publication Date:
- September 2016
- Copyright year:
Aims and Scope
Based on the premise that a society’s sense of commonality depends upon media practices of political communitarization, this study examines how Hollywood was deployed during the Second World War. It shows that Hollywood responded to the crisis of democracy in the war by creating a new genre. Using an affective theory of genre cinema, it offers a new characterization of the relationship between politics and poetics in forming commonality.
- xii, 420 pages
- 20 Fig.
- Type of Publication:
- War films; genre theory; sense of commonality; poetics of affect
- Film scholars, media scholars, cultural scholars, political philosophers