The Geopolitical Aesthetic

The Geopolitical Aesthetic

Examines meanings and functions of narrative in film. One of the great excitement of this book is the way that the perspective it obtains enables an entirely fresh look at the whole question of film, and politics.

Author: Fredric Jameson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253209668

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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Examines meanings and functions of narrative in film.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic

The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic

The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic explores some of the most influential realist authors of the nineteenth century, explaining the origins of these powerful novelistic experiments in the expansion of empire and the globalization of ...

Author: Lauren M. E. Goodlad

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198728276

Category: History

Page: 353

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How did realist fiction alter in the effort to craft forms and genres receptive to the dynamism of an expanding empire and globalizing world? Do these nineteenth-century variations on the "geopolitical aesthetic" continue to resonate today? Crossing literary criticism, political theory, and longue duree history, The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic explores these questions from the standpoint of mid-nineteenth-century novelists such as Wilkie Collins, George Eliot, Gustave Flaubert, and Anthony Trollope as well as successors including E. M. Forster and the creators of recent television serials. By looking at the category of "sovereignty" at multiple scales and in diverse formal, geographic, and historical contexts, Lauren M. E. Goodlad shows that the ideological crucible for "high" realism was not a hegemonic liberalism. It was, rather, a clash of modern liberal ideals struggling to distintricate themselves from a powerful conservative vision of empire while striving to negotiate the inequalities of power along lines of race, gender, nationality, and ethnicity which a supposedly universalistic liberalism had helped to generate. The material occasion for the mid-Victorian era's rich realist experiments was, thus, the transition from an informal empire of trade that could be celebrated as "liberal" to a neo-feudal imperialism that only Tories could warmly embrace. In this way the book places realism's "geopolitical aesthetic" at the heart of recurring modern experiences of breached sovereignty, forgotten history, and subjective exile. The Coda, titled "The Way We Historicize Now", concludes the book with connections to recent debates about "surface reading", "distant reading" and the hermeneutics of suspicion.
Categories: History

The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic

The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic

Crossing literary criticism, political theory, and longue durée history, 'The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic' explores these questions from the standpoint of mid-nineteenth-century novelists such as Wilkie Collins, George Eliot, Gustave ...

Author: Lauren M. E. Goodlad

Publisher:

ISBN: 019179449X

Category: English fiction

Page: 353

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How did realist narrative alter in the effort to craft forms and genres receptive to the dynamism of an expanding empire and globalizing world? Do these nineteenth-century variations on the 'geopolitical aesthetic' continue to resonate today? Crossing literary criticism, political theory, and longue durée history, 'The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic' explores these questions from the standpoint of mid-nineteenth-century novelists such as Wilkie Collins, George Eliot, Gustave Flaubert, and Anthony Trollope, as well as successors including E.M. Forster and the creators of recent television serials.
Categories: English fiction

Cinema and Popular Geo politics

Cinema and Popular Geo politics

This thought-provoking book draws on an international range of contributions to discuss and fully investigate world cinema in light of key contemporary issues. This book was previously published as a special issue of Geopolitics.

Author: Marcus Power

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317999188

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 425

With a detailed range of approaches, this new collection investigates how cinematic narratives can and have been used to portray different political 'threats' and 'dangers'. Including a range of chapters with a contemporary focus, it studies issues such as: how the geopolitical world has been constructed through film how cinema can provide explanatory narratives in periods of cultural and political anxiety, uneasiness and uncertainty. Examining the ways in which film impacts upon popular understandings of national identity and the changing geopolitical world, the book looks at how audiences make sense of the (geo)political messages and meanings contained within a variety of films - from the US productions of Hollywood, to Palestinian, Mexican, British, and German cinematic traditions. This thought-provoking book draws on an international range of contributions to discuss and fully investigate world cinema in light of key contemporary issues. This book was previously published as a special issue of Geopolitics.
Categories: Political Science

Cinematic Geopolitics

Cinematic Geopolitics

In this book, one of America's foremost theorists of culture and politics treats those aspects of the "geopolitical aesthetic" that must be addressed in light of both the post cold war and post 9/11 world and contemporary film theory and ...

Author: Michael J. Shapiro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134002061

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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In recent years, film has been one of the major genres within which the imaginaries involved in mapping the geopolitical world have been represented and reflected upon. In this book, one of America's foremost theorists of culture and politics treats those aspects of the "geopolitical aesthetic" that must be addressed in light of both the post cold war and post 9/11 world and contemporary film theory and philosophy. Beginning with an account of his experience as a juror at film festival’s, Michael J. Shapiro’s Cinematic Geopolitics analyzes the ways in which film festival space and both feature and documentary films function as counter-spaces to the contemporary "violent cartography" occasioned by governmental policy, especially the current "war on terror." Influenced by the cinema-philosophy relationship developed by Gilles Deleuze and the politics of aesthetics thinking of Jacques Ranciere, the book’s chapters examines a range of films from established classics like the Deer Hunter and the Battle of Algiers to contemporary films such as Dirty Pretty Things and the Fog of War. Shapiro’s use of philosophical and theoretical works makes this cutting edge examination of film and politics essential reading for all students and scholars with an interest in film and politics.
Categories: Performing Arts

Drive in Cinema

Drive in Cinema

3 Fredric Jameson, The Geopolitical Aesthetic: Cinema and the World System, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, [1992] 1995. 4 Jameson, The Geopolitical Aesthetic, p. 2. 5 See in particular Žižek, 'Over the Coalition Rainbow,' in The ...

Author: Marc James Léger

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783204854

Category: Art

Page: 310

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Drive in Cinema offers Žižek-influenced studies of films made by some of the most engaging and influential filmmakers of our time, from avant-garde directors Jean-Luc Godard, Werner Herzog, Alexander Kluge, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Věra Chytilová, to independent filmmakers William Klein, Oliver Ressler, Hal Hartley, Olivier Assayas, Vincent Gallo, Jim Jarmusch and Harmony Korine. These essays in critical cultural theory present interdisciplinary perspectives on the relations between art, film and politics. How does filmic symbolization mediate intersubjective social exchange? What are the possibilities for avant-gardism today and how does this correspond to what we know about cultural production after capitalism’s real subsumption of labour? How have various filmmakers communicated radical ideas through film as a popular medium? Drive in Cinema pursues Lacanian ethics to avenues beyond the academic obsession with cultural representation and cinematic technique. It will be of interest to anyone who is concerned with film’s potential as an emancipatory force.
Categories: Art

Postmodernism in the Cinema

Postmodernism in the Cinema

This assessment is evinced throughout The Geopolitical Aesthetic , where Jameson has developed an engrossing examination of commodification and representation in various movies . Cinema remains a postmodern phenomenon , but Jameson is ...

Author: Cristina Degli-Esposti

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571811060

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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A collection of 13 essays from a fall 1994 conference in Kent, Ohio. They cover the ideological, the mnemonic, the parodic, and the media; issues of cross-cultural identity and national cinemas; postmodernism and tourism, (post)history, and colonization; and auteurial presences. Specific topics include Aladdin as a postmodern text, de- authorizing the auteur, imaginary geographies in contemporary French cinema, and the dual paternity of Querelle. No subject index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Performing Arts

Borderlands Media

Borderlands Media

Fredric Jameson, The Geopolitical Aesthetic: Cinema and Space in the World System (Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1992). 261. Theodor W. Adorno and Max Horkheimer, The Dialectic of Enlightenment: Philosophical Fragments, ...

Author: David E. Toohey

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739149515

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 333

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Borderlands Media: Cinema and Literature as Opposition to the Oppression of Immigrants, by David E. Toohey, explores the ways in which immigrants, diaspora communities, and their allies use alternative media to reject oppression. This in-depth analysis of the immigrant experience makes use of a mixture of cinema, literary, and other artistic media from 1958 onward, combined with supporting social science and policy documents. Borderlands Media is an essential text for scholars and students engaged in questions of media s effect on the oppression of immigrants and diaspora communities."
Categories: Performing Arts

Cinema and Popular Geo politics

Cinema and Popular Geo politics

Confronting the Geopolitical Aesthetic: Fredric Jameson, The Perfumed Nightmare and the PerilousPlace of ThirdCinema Deborah Dixon Institute of Geography andEarth Science,University ofWales Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth, Wales, ...

Author: Marcus Power

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317999171

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 159

With a detailed range of approaches, this new collection investigates how cinematic narratives can and have been used to portray different political 'threats' and 'dangers'. Including a range of chapters with a contemporary focus, it studies issues such as: how the geopolitical world has been constructed through film how cinema can provide explanatory narratives in periods of cultural and political anxiety, uneasiness and uncertainty. Examining the ways in which film impacts upon popular understandings of national identity and the changing geopolitical world, the book looks at how audiences make sense of the (geo)political messages and meanings contained within a variety of films - from the US productions of Hollywood, to Palestinian, Mexican, British, and German cinematic traditions. This thought-provoking book draws on an international range of contributions to discuss and fully investigate world cinema in light of key contemporary issues. This book was previously published as a special issue of Geopolitics.
Categories: Political Science

Fredric Jameson

Fredric Jameson

An invaluable introduction to the life and work of one of today's most important cultural critics.

Author: Adam Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134608836

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

View: 166

An invaluable introduction to the life and work of one of today's most important cultural critics. Studied on most undergraduate literary and cultural studies courses, Fredric Jameson's writing targets subjects from architecture to science fiction, cinema to global capitalism. Of his works, The Political Unconscious remains one of the most widely cited Marxist literary-theoretical texts, and 'Postmodernism, or the cultural logic of late capitalism', is amongst the most influential statements on the nature of post-modernity ever published. Adam Roberts offers an `ngaging introduction to this crucial figure, which will convince any student of contemporary theory that Jameson must be read.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Between Film and Screen

Between Film and Screen

... process ) into the postmodern conspiracy thriller template developed by Fredric Jameson in The Geopolitical Aesthetic ( Bloomington : University of Indiana Press , 1992 ) , in the section titled " Totality as Conspiracy " ( 9-86 ) .

Author: Garrett Stewart

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226774112

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 386

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What is the mysterious region between photography and the phenomenon of narrative cinema, between the photogram - a single film frame - and the illusion of motion we recognise as movies?.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Topographies of Popular Culture

Topographies of Popular Culture

Starting from Tolkien's own text, we can see the ways in which Jackson's film trilogy adapts, translates and in some ways enacts the geopolitical aesthetic of The Lord of the Rings.3 Drawing upon Fredric Jameson's call for a “cognitive ...

Author: Maarit Piipponen

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443899161

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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Topographies of Popular Culture departs from the deceptively simple notion that popular culture always takes place somewhere. By studying the spatial and topographic imaginations at work in popular culture, the book identifies and illustrates several specific tendencies that deserve increased attention in studies of the popular. In combining the study of popular texts with a broad variety of geographical contexts, the volume presents a global and cross-cultural approach to popular culture’s topographies. In part, Topographies of Popular Culture takes its cue from recent theorisations of spatiality in the field of critical theory, and from such global transformations as the processes and after-effects of decolonisation and globalisation. It contemplates the spatiality of genre and the interactions between the local and the global, as well as the increasing circulation and adaptation of popular texts across the globe. The ten individual chapters analyse the spaces of popular culture at a scale that extends from an individual’s everyday experience to genuinely global questions, offering new theoretical and analytical insights into the relation between spatiality and the popular.
Categories: Social Science

The Secrets of Law

The Secrets of Law

... Schizophrenia, Electric Speech (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1989). See also Laurence Rickels, The Case of California (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991). 28. Jameson, The Geopolitical Aesthetic, 68.

Author: Austin Sarat

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804783903

Category: Law

Page: 288

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The Secrets of Law explores the ways law both traffics in and regulates secrecy. Taking a close look at the opacity built into legal and governance processes, it explores the ways law produces zones of secrecy, the relation between secrecy and justice, and how we understand the inscrutability of law's processes. The first half of the work examines the role of secrecy in contemporary political and legal practices—including the question of transparency in democratic processes during the Bush Administration, the principle of public justice in England's response to the war on terror, and the evidentiary law of spousal privilege. The second half of the book explores legal, literary, and filmic representations of secrets in law, focusing on how knowledge about particular cases and crimes is often rendered opaque to those attempting to access and decode the information. Those invested in transparency must ultimately cultivate a capacity to read between the lines, decode the illegible, and acknowledge both the virtues and dangers of the unknowable.
Categories: Law

The Success and Failure of Fredric Jameson

The Success and Failure of Fredric Jameson

The Geopolitical Aesthetic finds a related route to hermeneutic comfort in an otherwise comfortless world, via conspiracy theory, or (the book's own rubric) "totality as conspiracy." "The geopolitical aesthetic" is the effort to think ...

Author: Steven Helmling

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791447642

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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A critical overview of the work of Fredric Jameson, with an emphasis on his notoriously difficult writing style.
Categories: Social Science

In Different Spaces

In Different Spaces

Frederic Jameson , The Geopolitical Aesthetic : Cinema and Space in the World System , Bloomington and Indianapolis , Indiana University Press and London , British Film Institute , 1992 , 1-2 . 57. Ibid . , 5 . 58. Ibid . , 3 . 59.

Author: Victor Burgin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520202996

Category: Art

Page: 333

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Book on art and philosophy
Categories: Art

Performing Difference

Performing Difference

Frederic Jameson, The Geopolitical Aesthetic: Cinema and Space in the World System (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1995), xiv. 11. Jameson, The Geopolitical Aesthetic, xiv. 12. Jameson, The Geopolitical Aesthetic, 3.

Author: Jonathan C. Friedman

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761842675

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 310

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Performing Difference is a compilation of seventeen essays from some of the leading scholars in history, criticism, film, and theater studies. Each author examines the portrayal of groups and individuals that have been traditionally marginalized or excluded from dominant historical narratives. As a meeting point of several fields of study, this book is organized around three meta-themes: race, gender, and genocide. Included are analyses of films and theatrical productions from the United States, as well as essays on cinema from Southern and Central America, Europe, and the Middle East. Topically, the contributing authors write about the depiction of race, ethnicities, gender and sexual orientation, and genocides. This volume assesses how the performing arts have aided in the social construction of the 'other' in differing contexts. Its fundamental premise is that performance is powerful, and its unifying thesis is that the arts remain a major forum for advancing a more nuanced and humane vision of social outcasts, not only in the realm of national imaginations, but in social relations as well.
Categories: Performing Arts

Deleuze Guattari

Deleuze   Guattari

Colin MacCabe , preface to Fredric Jameson , The Geopolitical Aesthetic : Cinema and Space in the World System ( Bloomington : Indiana University Press — British Film Institute , 1992 ) , xv .

Author: Eleanor Kaufman

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816630283

Category: Philosophy

Page: 309

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During their lives, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari were two of France's most prominent thinkers, and their work continues to be a vital and influential part of critical theory. The essays in this collection, written by prominent scholars, offer a new approach to their work. Unique in its emphasis on Guattari, both in conjunction with Deleuze and independently, this volume features an essay by Deleuze himself and includes a comprehensive bibliography of Guattari's and Deleuze's work. The body of work explored here spans three decades and cuts across the lines of philosophy, political theory, geography, literature, aesthetics, and even the applied sciences. Readers unfamiliar with Deleuze and Guattari will gain a broad sense of their work from these pages; specialists will discover new and different methods of understanding the contributions of these writers. The essays map out a set of applications that, rather than explain Deleuze and Guattari, aim to extend and reinvent their thought in new and "real life" domains, from cinema to the Gulf War, from quantum mechanics to the L.A. riots, and from Israel's deportation of Palestinians to Jean-Jacques Rousseau's masochism. Overall, the collection demonstrates the wide range of potential applications of Deleuze's and Guattari's theories and expands current readings of their work.
Categories: Philosophy

Towards a Political Aesthetics of Cinema

Towards a Political Aesthetics of Cinema

In tandem with his analysis of postmodernism, Jameson also understands in The Geopolitical Aesthetic the fundamental challenge of cinema as the possibility (and impossibility) of the representation of a global totality, in which the gap ...

Author: Sulgi Lie

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048533985

Category: Art

Page:

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Towards a Political Aesthetics of Cinema: The Outside of Film is a contribution to an aesthetics of cinema rooted in Marxist theory. Rather than focusing on the role that certain films, or the cinema as an institution, might play in political consciousness, the book asks a different question: how can the subject of politics in film be thought? This problem is presented in a systematic-theoretical rather than historical manner. The main aim of this book is a retrospective rehabilitation of the psychoanalytical concept of "suture," whose political core is progressively revealed. In a second step, this rereading of "suture"-theory is mediated with the Marxist aesthetics of Fredric Jameson. From the perspective of this reconfigured aesthetics of negativity, films by Hitchcock, Antonioni, Haneke and Kubrick are analyzed as articulations of a political unconscious.
Categories: Art

A New History of Japanese Cinema

A New History of Japanese Cinema

As Colin MacCabe points out in his introduction to Fredric Jameson's The Geopolitical Aesthetic : Cinema and Space in the World System ( 1991 ) , cinema as a medium is often comprised of a combination of the most ancient and local ...

Author: Isolde Standish

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826417094

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 414

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Cinema, which first arrived in Japan in 1896 with the Kinetoscope prototype, came at the very time that Japan was transforming its economic base and society into that of a major international power. The first cinema, the Asakusa Denkikan, was opened in Tokyo in 1903 and within thirteen years three hundred cinemas had sprung up throughout the country. In A New History of Japanese Cinema: A Century of Narrative Film, Isolde Standish focuses on the historical development of Japanese film. She details an industry and an art form shaped by the competing and merging forces of traditional culture and of economic and technological innovation. Adopting a thematic, exploratory approach, Standish links the concept of Japanese cinema as a system of communication with some of the central discourses of the twentieth century: modernism, nationalism, humanism, resistance, and gender. After an introduction outlining the earliest years of cinema in Japan, Standish demonstrates cinema's symbolic position in Japanese society in the 1930s—as both a metaphor and a motor of modernity. Moving into the late thirties and early forties, Standish analyses cinema's relationship with the state-focusing in particular on the war and occupation periods. The book's coverage of the post-occupation period looks at "romance" films in particular. Avant-garde directors came to the fore during the 1960s and early seventies, and their work is discussed in depth. The book concludes with an investigation of genre and gender in mainstream films of recent years. In grappling with Japanese film history and criticism, most western commentators have concentrated on offering interpretations of what have come to be considered "classic" films. A New History of Japanese Cinema takes a genuinely innovative approach to the subject, and should prove an essential resource for many years to come. Includes an 8-page color plate section and an 8-page black and white plate section.
Categories: Performing Arts