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Shooting the Family: Transnational Media and Intercultural Values [Paperback]

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Shooting the Family, a collection of essays on the contemporary media landscape, explores ever-changing representations of family life on a global scale. The contributors argue that new recording technologies allows families an unusual kind of freedom---until now unknown---to define and respond to their own lives and memories. Recently released videos made by young migrs as they discover new homelands and resolve conflicts with their parents, for example, reverberate alongside the dark portrayals of family life in the formal filmmaking of Ang Lee. This book will be a boon to scholars of film theory and media studies, as well as to anyone interested in the construction of the family in a postmodern world.

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Studio: Amsterdam University Press
Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.3" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2005
Publisher   Amsterdam University Press
ISBN  905356750X  
ISBN13  9789053567500  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Rosi Braidotti is Distinguished University Professor and founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University. She was the Founding Professor of Gender Studies in the Humanities at Utrecht (1988-2005) and the first scientific director of the Netherlands Research School of Women's Studies. Prof. dr. P.P.R.W. (Patricia) Pisters is Professor of Media and Film Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She is chair of the Department of Media Studies of this University and member of the steering committee of NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies).

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Family science filmaking  Jul 5, 2007
Shooting the family: Transnational media and intercultural values.
Edited by Patricia Pisters and Wim Staat.

As the roles of families shift due to globalization and migration, the authors of
Shooting the Family: Transnational media and intercultural values, try to present some of these changes and the good and the bad from media exposure. A group of twelve media scholars wrote the book that originated in the Department of Media and Culture of the University of Amsterdam. The authors try to explain some of the shifts in the perceptions of the nuclear and extended family by adding to the complexity of the subject of the influence of media on families using an intercultural perspective. The family is addressed from a humanities viewpoint, focusing on philosophy and esthetics examining identity, ethics, and traditions. The family is viewed using media texts including fiction films, documentaries, photos, television series, and home videos. This is not a study of traditional family relationships pointing out cultural diversity as presented by Bron Ingoldsby and Suzanne Smith from their research. Nor does it try to shatter the myths of family life, as did Stephanie Coontz, in The Way We Never Were. The editors, Pisters and Staat, speak to the issues that the studies of the family in film and television in the past have been Freudian in nature, of the Oedipal family, which was an important paradigm in interpreting the world of cinema.

An excellent source for filmakers interested in family science.

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