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

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

The Fiction of Geopolitics

The Fiction of Geopolitics

... postmodern culture ( in Postmodernism , or the Cultural Logic of Late
Capitalism ) , and postwar cinema ( in The Geopolitical Aesthetic ) . While this
book clearly builds on Jameson ' s arguments , what I have called the fiction of
geopolitics ...

Author: Christopher Lloyd GoGwilt

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804737312

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

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Charting the contours of the long turn of the century, from 1860 to 1940, and studying a range of writers, genres, and disciplines, this book moves back and forth from Victorian to modernist fields of study to show how the 19th-century European hypothesis of culture haunts the 20th-century fiction of geopolitics.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Cinema and Popular Geo politics

Cinema and Popular Geo politics

the. Geopolitical. Aesthetic: Fredric. Jameson,. The. Perfumed. Nightmare. and.
the. Perilous. Place. of. Third. Cinema. DEBORAH DIXON Institute of Geography
and Earth Science, University of Wales-Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
LEO ...

Author: Marcus Power

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317999188

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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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

The Success and Failure of Fredric Jameson

The Success and Failure of Fredric Jameson

Publication has its time-lags of course, and we do not expect books appearing in
1992 ( The Geopolitical Aesthetic and Signatures of the Visible) to respond to
events of December 1991. About Seeds of Time (1994), a more complicated case
, ...

Author: Steven Helmling

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791447634

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

Place Power Situation and Spectacle

Place  Power  Situation and Spectacle

For example, at about the same time that these essays were collected and sent to
the publisher, Fredric jameson's The Geopolitical Aesthetic: Cinema and Space
in the World System (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992) was ...

Author: Stuart C. Aitken

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781461640912

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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'Nowhere has such a fine collection of essays argued so forcefully on the power of film to shape and mediate human experiences of place and environment.'-Kenneth E. Foote, The University of Texas at Austin
Categories: Social Science

Fredric Jameson

Fredric Jameson

The Geopolitical Aesthetic is largely concerned with films more or less unknown
to Western audiences, films in particular from the Far East. The subject of
Jameson's The Geopolitical Aesthetic has become, if anything, more relevant
since its ...

Author: Adam Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134608836

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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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

The Geopolitics of American Insecurity

The Geopolitics of American Insecurity

aesthetic. emergency. of. the. avian. flu. affect. Geoffrey. Whitehall. The hunt for
security leads to a worldwide civil war which destroys all civil coexistence. In the
new situation—created by the end of the classical form of war between sovereign

Author: Francois Debrix

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134045402

Category: History

Page: 232

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This edited volume examines the political, social, and cultural insecurities that the United States is faced with in the aftermath of its post-9/11 foreign policy and military ventures. The contributors critically detail the new strategies and ideologies of control, governance, and hegemony America has devised as a response to these new security threats. The essays explore three primary areas. First, they interrogate the responses to 9/11 that resulted in an attempt at geopolitical mastery by the United States. Second, they examine how the US response to 9/11 led to attempts to secure and control populations inside and outside the United States, resulting in situations that quickly started to escape its control, such as Abu Ghraib and Katrina. Lastly, the chapters investigate links between contemporary regimes of state control and recently recognized threats, arguing that the conduct of everyday life is increasingly conditioned by state-mobilized discourses of security. These discourses are, it is argued, ushering in a geopolitical future characterized by new insecurities and inevitable measures of biopolitical control and governance.
Categories: History

Post Theory

Post Theory

23 Jameson and “ Global Aesthetics ” Michael Walsh Fredric Jameson is one of a
number of theorists from diverse fields who ... With two collections of writing on
films ( Signatures of the Visible ( 1990 ) and The Geopolitical Aesthetic [ 1992 ] ...

Author: Professor David Bordwell

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299149447

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 564

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Since the 1970s, the academic study of film has been dominated by Structuralist Marxism, varieties of cultural theory, and the psychoanalytic ideas of Freud and Lacan. With Post-Theory, David Bordwell and Noel Carroll have opened the floor to other voices challenging the prevailing practices of film scholarship. Addressing topics as diverse as film scores, national film industries, and audience response. Post-Theory offers fresh directions for understanding film. Bordwell and Carroll pose a simple question. Why not employ many theories tailored to specific goals, rather than searching for a unified theory that will explain all sorts of films, their production, and their reception? The scholars writing here use historical, philosophical, psychological, and feminist methods to tackle such basic issues as: What goes on when viewers perceive a film? How do filmmakers exploit conventions? How do movies create illusions? How does a film arouse emotion? Bordwell and Carroll have given space not only to distinguished film scholars but to non-film specialists as well, ensuring a wide variety of opinions and ideas on virtually every topic on the current agenda of film studies. Full of stimulating essays published here for the first time, Post-Theory promises to redefine the study of cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

Violence and American Cinema

Violence and American Cinema

Frederic Jameson , The Geopolitical Aesthetic : Cinema and Space in the World
System ( Bloomington : Indiana University Press , 1995 ) , 5 . 13. See William J.
Palmer , The Films of the Eighties ( Carbondale : Southern Illinois University
Press ...

Author: J. David Slocum

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415928109

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

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This latest volume in our successful AFI Film Readers series analyzes violence, examining its nature, its effects, and its cinematic and social meaning.
Categories: Social Science

Taiwan Film Directors

Taiwan Film Directors

Fredric Jameson, “Remapping Taipei,” in The Geopolitical Aesthetic: Cinema and
Space in the World System (Bloomington and London: Indiana University Press/
BFI, 1992), II4-57. Huang, Studies on films by Edward Yang, 128; see also Leo ...

Author: Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231502993

Category: History

Page: 312

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Focusing on the work of four contemporary filmmakers—Ang Lee, Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Tsai Ming-liang—the authors explore how these filmmakers broke from tradition, creating a cinema that is both personal and insistent on examining Taiwan's complex history. Featuring stills, anecdotes, and close readings of films, the authors consider the influence of Hong Kong and martial arts films, directors' experiments with autobiography, the shifting fortunes of the Taiwanese film industry, and Taiwan cinema in the context of international cinema's aesthetics and business practices.
Categories: History

Killer Images

Killer Images

... (1975) Aesthetics: Lectures on Fine Art, 2 vols, trans. T. M. Knox. Oxford: Oxford
University Press, vol. 1, 11). 7 F. Jameson (1992) 'High-Tech Collectives in Late
Godard', in The Geopolitical Aesthetic. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, ...

Author: Joram ten Brink

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231850247

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Cinema has long shaped not only how mass violence is perceived but also how it is performed. Today, when media coverage is central to the execution of terror campaigns and news anchormen serve as embedded journalists, a critical understanding of how the moving image is implicated in the imaginations and actions of perpetrators and survivors of violence is all the more urgent. If the cinematic image and mass violence are among the defining features of modernity, the former is significantly implicated in the latter, and the nature of this implication is the book's central focus. This book brings together a range of newly commissioned essays and interviews from the world's leading academics and documentary filmmakers, including Ben Anderson, Errol Morris, Harun Farocki, Rithy Phan, Avi Mograbi, Brian Winston, and Michael Chanan. Contributors explore such topics as the tension between remembrance and performance, the function of moving images in the execution of political violence, and nonfiction filmmaking methods that facilitate communities of survivors to respond to, recover, and redeem a history that sought to physically and symbolically annihilate them
Categories: Performing Arts

50 Ways to Understand Communication

50 Ways to Understand Communication

The Geopolitical Aesthetic: Cinema and Space in the World System. Bloomington
: Indiana University Press, 1992. -. Signatures of the Visible. New York:
Routledge, 1992. Jauss, Hans Robert. Toward an Aesthetic of Reception.
Translated by ...

Author: Arthur Asa Berger

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742541088

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 183

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In 50 Ways to Understand Communication, Arthur Asa Berger familiarizes readers with important concepts written by leading communication and cultural theorists, such as Saussure, Lévi-Strauss, de Certeau, McLuhan, Postman, and many others. Organized in fifty short segments, this concise guide covers a wide range of important ideas from psychoanalysis and semiology to humor, "otherness," and nonverbal communication. Berger's clear explanations surround this assortment of influential writing. This engaging, accessible book is essential for students of communication and anyone interested in how we communicate in a world of rapidly changing media.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Italian Post Neorealist Cinema

Italian Post Neorealist Cinema

Jameson, Fredric (1983), 'Postmodernism and consumer society,' The Anti-
Aesthetic: Essays on Postmodern Culture, ed. Hal Foster, Washington: Bay Press
. ... The Geopolitical Aesthetic: Cinema and Space in the 263 FURTHER

Author: Luca Barattoni

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748650934

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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This book brings to the surface the lines of experimentation and artistic renewal appearing after the exhaustion of Neorealism, mapping complex areas of interest such as the emergence of ethical concerns, the relationship between ideology and representati
Categories: Performing Arts

The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov

The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov

Hipple Jr, Walter John (1957) The Beautiful, The Sublime, & The Picturesque in
Eighteenth-Century British Aesthetic Theory. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois
University Press. Hoberman, J. (1998) 'Flesh and Blood', The Village Voice, ...

Author: Jeremi Szaniawski

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231850520

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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One of the last representatives of a brand of serious, high-art cinema, Alexander Sokurov has produced a massive oeuvre exploring issues such as history, power, memory, kinship, death, the human soul, and the responsibility of the artist. Through contextualization and close readings of each of his feature fiction films (broaching many of his documentaries in the process), this volume unearths a vision of Sokurov's films as equally mournful and passionate, intellectual, and sensual, and also identifies in them a powerful, if discursively repressed, queer sensitivity, alongside a pattern of tensions and paradoxes. This book thus offers new keys to understand the lasting and ever-renewed appeal of the Russian director's Janus-like and surprisingly dynamic cinema – a deeply original and complex body of work in dialogue with the past, the present and the future.
Categories: Performing Arts

Toward the Geopolitical Novel

Toward the Geopolitical Novel

These visual frames signal the interest that many of these novels have in a
technologically mediated version of the Romantic aesthetic of the picturesque.40
Carefully composed scenes that refer to their own perimeters, often reinforcing ...

Author: Caren Irr

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231536318

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Caren Irr's survey of more than 125 novels outlines the dramatic resurgence of the American political novel in the twenty-first century. She explores the writings of Chris Abani, Susan Choi, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz, Dave Eggers, Jeffrey Eugenides, Aleksandar Hemon, Hari Kunzru, Dinaw Mengestu, Norman Rush, Gary Shteyngart, and others as they rethink stories of migration, the Peace Corps, nationalism and neoliberalism, revolution, and the expatriate experience. Taken together, these innovations define a new literary form: the geopolitical novel. More cosmopolitan and socially critical than domestic realism, the geopolitical novel provides new ways of understanding crucial political concepts to meet the needs of a new century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Aesthetic of Revolution in the Film and Literature of Naguib Mahfouz 1952 1967

The Aesthetic of Revolution in the Film and Literature of Naguib Mahfouz  1952   1967

Aesthetic. of. Revolution. circa. 1952. In July of 1952, Egypt would experience the
collapse of an ancient regime and the rise of a new order, a shift that would
redefine the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East and North Africa. In its
brevity ...

Author: Nathaniel Greenberg

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739183700

Category: History

Page: 142

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This book examines the impact of revolution on one of the great literary minds of the twentieth century: Naguib Mahfouz. Concentrating on the years following the 1952 Free-Officers’ Coup that brought an end to British colonialism in Egypt, this book analyzes Mahfouz’s turn to screenplay writing, and examines the significance of that transition.
Categories: History

Imagining Marketing

Imagining Marketing

Art, Aesthetics and the Avant-Garde Stephen Brown, Anthony Patterson ...
McCabe, C. (1992), 'Preface', in F. Jameson The Geopolitical Aesthetic: Cinema
and Space in the World System, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, ix–xvi.

Author: Stephen Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134565498

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Imagination is a word that is widely used by marketing practitioners but rarely examined by marketing academics. This neglect is largely due to the imagination's 'artistic' connotations, which run counter to the 'scientific' mindset that dominates marketing scholarship. Of late, however, an artistic 'turn' has taken place in marketing research, and this topical study argues that the mantle of imagination has now passed on from the artist to the marketer. It contends, moreover, that the tools and techniques of artistic appreciation can be successfully applied to all manner of marketplace phenomena. Key features include: * the treatment of artistic artefacts as a source of marketing understanding * a detailed discussion surrounding the argument that marketers should adopt more imaginative modes of academic expression * an analysis of the kind of art that marketing is, and the place of imagination in marketing's artistic palette. This book provokes a new way of thinking about marketing, and will prove invaluable to marketing academics, researchers and practitioners.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Jamesonian Unconscious

The Jamesonian Unconscious

The Aesthetics of Marxist Theory Clint Burnham Fredric Jameson, Stanley
Eugene Fish ... ( if I might paraphrase from The Geopolitical Aesthetic , if
everything means something else , then so too does Jameson ) , but any given
text of Jameson's ...

Author: Clint Burnham

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822316137

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

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Imagine Fredric Jameson—the world's foremost Marxist critic—kidnapped and taken on a joyride through the cultural ephemera, generational hype, and Cold War fallout of our post-post-contemporary landscape. In The Jamesonian Unconscious, a book as joyful as it is critical and insightful, Clint Burnham devises unexpected encounters between Jameson and alternative rock groups, new movies, and subcultures. At the same time, Burnham offers an extraordinary analysis of Jameson's work and career that refines and extends his most important themes. In an unusual biographical move, Burnham negotiates Jameson's major works—including Marxism and Form, The Political Unconscious, and Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism—by way of his own working-class, queer-ish, Gen-X background and sensibility. Thus Burnham's study draws upon an immense range of references familiar to the MTV generation, including Reservoir Dogs, theorists Slavoj Zizek and Pierre Bourdieu, The Satanic Verses, Language poetry, the collapse of state communism in Eastern Europe, and the indie band Killdozer. In the process, Burnham addresses such Jamesonian questions as how to imagine the future, the role of utopianism in capitalist culture, and the continuing relevance of Marxist theory. Through its redefinition of Jameson's work and compelling reading of the political present, The Jamesonian Unconscious defines the leading edge of Marxist theory. Written in a style by turns conversational, playful, and academic, this book will appeal to students and scholars of Marxism, critical theory, aesthetics, narratology, and cultural studies, as well as the wide circle of readers who have felt and understood Jameson's influence.
Categories: Literary Criticism