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: 455

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

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: 599

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

Schreiben nach der Wende

Schreiben nach der Wende

Fredric Jameson , The Geopolitical Aesthetic : Cinema and Space in the World System , Durham 1992 . Angela Keppler ( 1994 ) , Wirklicher als die ...

Author: Gerhard Fischer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054283042

Category: German literature

Page: 330

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Categories: German literature

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 ...

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 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) ...

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

Bu uel siglo XXI

Bu  uel  siglo XXI

He sees functioning in these films a geopolitical aesthetic within which ... What we see in Buñuel ' s elaboration of the geopolitical aesthetic is a ...

Author: Isabel Santaolalla

Publisher: Prensas Universitarias Universidad de Zaragoza

ISBN: UOM:39015061647346

Category:

Page: 572

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El presente volumen incluye una amplia variedad de artículos sobre la figura de Luis Buñuel (1900-1983), escritos por algunos de los especialistas más prominentes dentro del mundo de los estudios fímicos. Se trata de una colección única, que por primera vez recoge en un mismo volumen trabajos en español, francés e inglés. Tal decisión no sólo supone una muestra de respeto hacia los tres idiomas en los que se expresó Buñuel, sino que es también una forma de poner en evidencia el reconocimiento que su obra ha tenido y tiene en los entornos francófono y anglófono, además del hispano. Este libro nace con la ambición de abarcar la totalidad del trabajo de Buñuel, principalmente sus películas, pero también sus escritos. Cuenta, además, con capítulos que abordan cuestiones biográficas, como las relaciones de Buñuel con otros cineastas de la época, o con escritores y artistas. El Buñuel que emerge de estas páginas confirma el hecho de que el director aragonés sigue siendo uno de los cineastas más famosos e influyentes del siglo XX. Los capítulos aquí reunidos dan cuenta de todas las fases de su carrera: la primera etapa surrealista, sus colaboraciones con Dalí, su amistad con Lorca y con otros autores coetáneos, su trabajo en Filmófono, los años del exilio y la fase tardía y más internacional. En distitntas contribuciones se concede importancia a la forma, la ideología, la temática, las "películas alimenticias" de su periodo mexicano y las más personales y artísticas, consideradas su legado más universal y perdurable.
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Contention

Contention

Studies in Continental Thought Available June 1992 cloth SI 7.95 The Geopolitical Aesthetic Cinema and Space in the World System Fredric R. Jameson Taking ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015040792007

Category: Science

Page:

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Categories: Science

Towards a Political Aesthetics of Cinema

Towards a Political Aesthetics of Cinema

cinema.1 As Colin MacCabe pointed out in his introduction to Jameson's book The Geopolitical Aesthetic, since apparatus theory's over-evaluation of Godard, ...

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

Network Aesthetics

Network Aesthetics

Jameson, The Geopolitical Aesthetic, 2. Ibid., 9. Also see Krapp, Noise Channels. Krapp observes, “The interesting thing about conspiracy theory is surely ...

Author: Patrick Jagoda

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226346656

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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The term “network” is now applied to everything from the Internet to terrorist-cell systems. But the word’s ubiquity has also made it a cliché, a concept at once recognizable yet hard to explain. Network Aesthetics, in exploring how popular culture mediates our experience with interconnected life, reveals the network’s role as a way for people to construct and manage their world—and their view of themselves. Each chapter considers how popular media and artistic forms make sense of decentralized network metaphors and infrastructures. Patrick Jagoda first examines narratives from the 1990s and 2000s, including the novel Underworld, the film Syriana, and the television series The Wire, all of which play with network forms to promote reflection on domestic crisis and imperial decline in contemporary America. Jagoda then looks at digital media that are interactive, nonlinear, and dependent on connected audiences to show how recent approaches, such as those in the videogame Journey, open up space for participatory and improvisational thought. Contributing to fields as diverse as literary criticism, digital studies, media theory, and American studies, Network Aesthetics brilliantly demonstrates that, in today’s world, networks are something that can not only be known, but also felt, inhabited, and, crucially, transformed.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Discours Social

Discours Social

Ses publications les plus récentes sont Signatures of the Visible , The Geopolitical Aesthetic , and The Seeds of Time ( à paraître ) .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066208334

Category: Content analysis (Communication)

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Categories: Content analysis (Communication)

Taiwan Film Directors

Taiwan Film Directors

Jameson, “Remapping Taipei,” in Geopolitical Aesthetic, 141. Stephen Teo considers the European connection between Yang and Antonioni (and Godard) in “A New ...

Author: Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231128995

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

View: 861

This is a study of Taiwanese film and its some of most celebrated directors, focusing on the rich body of work from four contemporary filmmakers - Ang Lee, Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-hsien and Tsai Ming-liang.
Categories: Performing Arts

Madness in Cold War America

Madness in Cold War America

Jameson, The Geopolitical Aesthetic, 33. 63 Alan J. Pakula, Klute (1971; Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2006), DVD. Christine Gledhill, “Klute 2: Feminism ...

Author: Alexander Dunst

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317360803

Category: History

Page: 174

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This book tells the story of how madness came to play a prominent part in America’s political and cultural debates. It argues that metaphors of madness rise to unprecedented popularity amidst the domestic struggles of the early Cold War and become a pre-eminent way of understanding the relationship between politics and culture in the United States. In linking the individual psyche to society, psychopathology contributes to issues central to post-World War II society: a dramatic extension of state power, the fate of the individual in bureaucratic society, the political function of emotions, and the limits to admissible dissent. Such vocabulary may accuse opponents of being crazy. Yet at stake is a fundamental error of judgment, for which madness provides welcome metaphors across US diplomacy and psychiatry, social movements and criticism, literature and film. In the process, major parties and whole historical eras, literary movements and social groups are declared insane. Reacting against violence at home and war abroad, countercultural authors oppose a sane madness to irrational reason—romanticizing the wisdom of the schizophrenic and paranoia’s superior insight. As the Sixties give way to a plurality of lifestyles an alternative vision arrives: of a madness now become so widespread and ordinary that it may, finally, escape pathology.
Categories: History

Surveillance Cinema

Surveillance Cinema

From Enemy of the State and The Bourne Series to Saw, Caché and Zero Dark Thirty, Surveillance Cinema explores in detail the narrative tropes and stylistic practices that characterize contemporary films and television series about ...

Author: Catherine Zimmer

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479864379

Category: Law

Page: 288

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In Paris, a static video camera keeps watch on a bourgeois home. In Portland, a webcam documents the torture and murder of kidnap victims. And in clandestine intelligence offices around the world, satellite technologies relentlessly pursue the targets of global conspiracies. Such plots represent only a fraction of the surveillance narratives that have become commonplace in recent cinema. Catherine Zimmer examines how technology and ideology have come together in cinematic form to play a functional role in the politics of surveillance. Drawing on the growing field of surveillance studies and the politics of contemporary monitoring practices, she demonstrates that screen narrative has served to organize political, racial, affective, and even material formations around and through surveillance. She considers how popular culture forms are intertwined with the current political landscape in which the imagery of anxiety, suspicion, war, and torture has become part of daily life. From Enemy of the State and The Bourne Series to Saw, Caché and Zero Dark Thirty, Surveillance Cinema explores in detail the narrative tropes and stylistic practices that characterize contemporary films and television series about surveillance.
Categories: Law

Uneven Modernity

Uneven Modernity

Scholarly works on the aesthetics and politics of these films are mainly scattered among different ... See Jameson , The Geopolitical Aesthetic , 2-4 .

Author: Haomin Gong

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: UCSD:31822039586763

Category: History

Page: 192

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This book makes a significant contribution to the burgeoning field of Chinese studies as well as the study of uneven development in general.
Categories: History

Surveillance Cinema

Surveillance Cinema

The Global Eye Satellite, GPS, and the “Geopolitical Aesthetic” The source of Hollywood's power extends far beyond the history of cinema, ...

Author: Catherine Zimmer

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479836673

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 354

In Paris, a static video camera keeps watch on a bourgeois home. In Portland, a webcam documents the torture and murder of kidnap victims. And in clandestine intelligence offices around the world, satellite technologies relentlessly pursue the targets of global conspiracies. Such plots represent only a fraction of the surveillance narratives that have become commonplace in recent cinema. Catherine Zimmer examines how technology and ideology have come together in cinematic form to play a functional role in the politics of surveillance. Drawing on the growing field of surveillance studies and the politics of contemporary monitoring practices, she demonstrates that screen narrative has served to organize political, racial, affective, and even material formations around and through surveillance. She considers how popular culture forms are intertwined with the current political landscape in which the imagery of anxiety, suspicion, war, and torture has become part of daily life. From Enemy of the State and The Bourne Series to Saw, Caché and Zero Dark Thirty, Surveillance Cinema explores in detail the narrative tropes and stylistic practices that characterize contemporary films and television series about surveillance.
Categories: Law