The Franco Algerian War through a Twenty First Century Lens

The Franco Algerian War through a Twenty First Century Lens

This book is an invaluable resource for scholars seeking to understand cinema's role in re-evaluating war and reconstructing international memory.

Author: Nicole Beth Wallenbrock

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474262811

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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The Franco-Algerian War (1954–62) remains a powerful international symbol of Third Worldism and the finality of Empire. Through its nuanced analysis of the war's depiction in film, The Franco-Algerian War through a Twenty-First Century Lens locates an international reckoning with history that both condemns and exonerates past generations. Algerian and French production partnerships-such as Hors-la-loi, (Outside the Law, Rachid Bouchareb, 2010) and Loubia Hamra (Bloody Beans, Narimane Mari, 2013)-are one of several ways citizens collaborate to unearth a shared history and its legacy. Nicole Beth Wallenbrock probes cinematic discourse to shed new light on topics including: the media revelation of torture and atomic bomb tests; immigration's role in the evolution of the war's meaning; and the complex relationship of the intertwined film cultures. The first chapter summarizes the Franco-Algerian War in 20th-century film, thus grounding subsequent queries with Algeria's moudjahid or freedom-fighter films and the French new wave's perceived disinterest in the conflict. This book is an invaluable resource for scholars seeking to understand cinema's role in re-evaluating war and reconstructing international memory.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Algerian War in Film Fifty Years Later 2004 2012

The Algerian War in Film Fifty Years Later  2004   2012

Recent works on film whose approaches complement my own include Nicole Beth Wallenbrock's dissertation “The Algerian War Era through a Twenty-First Century Lens: French Films 2005–2007” (2012) and her book The Franco-Algerian War ...

Author: Anne Donadey

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793626653

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

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The Algerian War in Film Fifty Years Later, 2004⁠–⁠2012 examines the cultural, political, and aesthetic significance of narrative films made during the fiftieth-anniversary period of the war, between 2004 and 2012. This period was a fruitful one, in which film became a central medium generating varied representations of the war, and Anne Donadey argues that the fiftieth-anniversary film production contributed to France’s move from a period of the return of the repressed to one of difficult anamnesis. Donadey provides a close analysis of twenty narrative films made during this period on both side of the Mediterranean, observing that while some films continue to center on the point of view of only one stake-holding group, a number of films open up new opportunities for multicultural French audiences to envision the war through the eyes of Algerian characters on-screen, and other films bring memories from various groups together in thoughtful synthesis that represent the complexity of the situation. Donadey takes this analysis a step further to analyze what types of gendered representations emerge in these films, given the important participation of Algerian women in the revolutionary war. Scholars of Francophone studies, film, women’s studies, and history will find this book particularly useful.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Visible and Invisible Whiteness

Visible and Invisible Whiteness

The book offers comparative analyses of American studio-based directors as well as European and European émigrés directors. It appeals to scholars of Film Theory, African American and Whiteness Studies.

Author: Alice Mikal Craven

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319767772

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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Visible and Invisible Whiteness examines the complicity between Classical Hollywood narratives or genres and representations of white supremacy in the cinema. Close readings of D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation by James Agee and James Baldwin explore these authors’ perspectives on the American mythologies which ground Griffith’s film. The intersectionality of Bordwell’s theories on Classical Hollywood Narrative versus Art Cinema and Richard Dyer’s seminal work on whiteness forms the theoretical base for the book. Featured films are those which have been undervalued or banned due to their hybrid natures with respect to Hollywood and Art Cinema techniques, such as Samuel Fuller’s White Dog and Jean Renoir’s The Southerner. The book offers comparative analyses of American studio-based directors as well as European and European émigrés directors. It appeals to scholars of Film Theory, African American and Whiteness Studies. It provides insight for readers concerned about the re-emergence of white supremacist tensions in contemporary America.
Categories: Performing Arts

Photographer s Paradise

Photographer s Paradise

* Best Books of 2015 - Photo District News Photo AnnualThe photographs that make up this first book by renowned photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont serve as a powerful and provocative examination of the American dream.

Author: Jean-Pierre Laffont

Publisher: Glitterati

ISBN: 0991341902

Category: Photography

Page: 392

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The photographs that make up this first book by renowned photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont serve as a powerful and provocative examination of the American dream. For nearly three decades, Laffont traveled the breadth of the United States, a true embodiment of American freedom. Documenting the country in all of its facets - from national crises and unsightly social injustices to heartfelt protest and solidarity, the photographer took full advantage of the access granted to him bythe world's greatest democracy. He traveled all fifty of the United States to document a broad swath of the country's fabric, capturing America through some of its most turbulent eras. From the electric chair at Sing Sing to Women's Jello Wrestling, the Watkins Glen rock festival to the Kent State shooting protest in Washington DC, Laffont was front and centre to history as it unfolded. Never working on assignment, Laffont chased stories of his own volition with a lens that was at once compassionate, humanistic, and unflinching. Taken together, these pages tell the story of the chaotic, often painful, birth of twenty-first-century America - a place where a black president, gay marriage, and women executives have become the new norm. Photographer's Paradise reminds us of the power of the freedom of speech, as Laffont speaks truth to power through his camera lens. Contents: Foreword by Sir Harold Evans; Introduction: America As I Lived It; The 1960s / Expanded History: 1960s: 42nd Street; The Savage Skulls; Transvestites; Electric Chair, Sing Sing; Arkansas Prison Cummins Farm; The Krishnas; Rock Festival at Watkins Glen, 1973; The Funeral of Robert Kennedy; An Accident at Chappaquiddick. The 1970s / Expanded History: 1970s: Guam; Bombs; Protest in Washington DC against the Kent State Shooting; Boxing: Ali vs Frasier; The KKK at Home; KKK Secret Army; Carter County, Georgia; Explo 72; The Sorcerers of Brooklyn; Energy Crisis of 1973; Printing Dollars. The 1980s / Expanded History: 1980s: Women's Jello Wrestling; Children and Guns; The Rajneesh American Farmers in the 1980s.
Categories: Photography

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender

In 1929 the attempt to impose taxation on women in Nigeria resulted in the Igbo Women's War , with ten thousand rural women demonstrating against their diminishing political rights . During the Franco - Algerian War ...

Author: Fedwa Malti-Douglas

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: UVA:X030262728

Category: Cross-cultural studies

Page: 426

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Addresses issues of sex and gender at the personal and the social level; examines issues of identity, status, class, ethnicity, race, and nation; of sexuality and the body; of social institutions and the structures of representation. Topics include changing conceptions of "the feminine," the family and masculinity, religion, morality, cultural images, medical practice, public health, economy and society and many more.
Categories: Cross-cultural studies

Encyclopedia of Science Technology and Ethics

Encyclopedia of Science  Technology  and Ethics

Barthes's most influential work , Mythologies ( 1972 [ 1957 ] ) continues to have an influence on critical theory in the early twenty - first century . Myths are signs that carry with them larger cultural meanings .

Author: Carl Mitcham

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015003043271

Category: Science

Page: 728

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This encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the social, ethical, and political issues raised by science and technology.
Categories: Science

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

In the texts written during the escalation of civil war in Algeria , Djebar frames the struggle against official ... in the United States : Narratives of minority race and rights in twentieth century literature and jurisprudence .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132702536

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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Promises Not Kept

Promises Not Kept

The ideologies lying behind the Algerian war of independence were varied and complex . ... the Algerian successes can best be seen through Marxist lenses : whatever its other effects , the more than a century of French colonialism had ...

Author: John Isbister

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041183265

Category: Developing countries

Page: 288

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Isbister (economics, U. of California-Santa Cruz) draws from political theory, economics, and history to describe the forces and structures responsible for poverty in the Third World. He outlines the various paths taken by developing nations, and evaluates their successes and disappointments. Chapters consider nationalism and independence, economic development and underdevelopment, the impacts of American foreign policy, and prospects for the future. c. Book News Inc.
Categories: Developing countries

Bulletin

Bulletin

10 , 1959 , DM 3 : 130 , as quoted in Matthew Connelly , “ Taking Off the Cold War Lens : Visions of North - South Conflict during the Algerian War for Independence , ” American Historical Review 105 ( 2000 ) : 739–69 , here 768 .

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ISBN: MINN:31951P01063371L

Category: Germany

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Categories: Germany