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The Resource Surviving images : cinema, war, and cultural memory in the Middle East, Kamran Rastegar

Surviving images : cinema, war, and cultural memory in the Middle East, Kamran Rastegar

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Surviving images : cinema, war, and cultural memory in the Middle East
Title
Surviving images
Title remainder
cinema, war, and cultural memory in the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Kamran Rastegar
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Surviving Images explores the prominent role of cinema in the development of cultural memory around war and conflict in colonial and postcolonial contexts. It does so through a study of three historical eras: the colonial period, the national-independence struggle, and the postcolonial. Beginning with a study of British colonial cinema on the Sudan, then exploring anti-colonial cinema in Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia, followed by case studies of films emerging from postcolonial contexts in Palestine, Iran, Lebanon, and Israel, this work aims to fill a gap in the critical literature on both Middle Eastern cinemas, and to contribute more broadly to scholarship on social trauma and cultural memory in colonial and postcolonial contexts. This work treats the concept of trauma critically, however, and posits that social trauma must be understood as a framework for producing social and political meaning out of these historical events. Social trauma thus sets out a productive process of historical interpretation, and cultural texts such as cinematic works both illuminate and contribute to this process. Through these discussions, Surviving Images illustrates cinema's productive role in contributing to the changing dynamics of cultural memory of war and social conflict in the modern world.--
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Rastegar, Kamran
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Memory in motion pictures
  • Psychic trauma in motion pictures
  • War films
  • Middle East
Label
Surviving images : cinema, war, and cultural memory in the Middle East, Kamran Rastegar
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-227) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Productive traumas: cinema, social conflict, cultural memory -- Colonialism, memory, masculinity: The four feathers and the redemption of empire -- Freedom, then silence: memory and the women of Egyptian and Tunisian independence -- The time that is lost: cinematic aporias of Palestine -- Sacred defenses: treacherous memory in post-war Iran -- Wanting to see: wartime witnessing and post-war haunting in Lebanese cinema -- "Sawwaru waynkum?" human rights and perpetrator traumas in Waltz with Bashir -- Conclusion. Multitudinous memory: revolutions and post-cinematic cultural memory
Control code
FIEb17848945
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 235 pages
Isbn
9780199390168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)892514253
Label
Surviving images : cinema, war, and cultural memory in the Middle East, Kamran Rastegar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Productive traumas: cinema, social conflict, cultural memory -- Colonialism, memory, masculinity: The four feathers and the redemption of empire -- Freedom, then silence: memory and the women of Egyptian and Tunisian independence -- The time that is lost: cinematic aporias of Palestine -- Sacred defenses: treacherous memory in post-war Iran -- Wanting to see: wartime witnessing and post-war haunting in Lebanese cinema -- "Sawwaru waynkum?" human rights and perpetrator traumas in Waltz with Bashir -- Conclusion. Multitudinous memory: revolutions and post-cinematic cultural memory
Control code
FIEb17848945
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 235 pages
Isbn
9780199390168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)892514253

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