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ABJECT SPACES IN AMERICAN CINEMA

INSTITUTIONAL SETTINGS, IDENTITY AND PSYCHOANALYSIS IN FILM

Pheasant-Kelly, Frances

I.b.tauris And Co.

2013

278 Páginas

Formato: Tela

ISBN: 9781848855977

Idioma: Inglés

Materia: Cine norteamericano

American cinema abounds with films set in prisons, asylums, hospitals and other institutions. Rather than orderly places of recovery and rehabilitation, these institutional settings emerge as abject spaces of control and repression in which adult identity is threatened as a narrative impetus. Exploring the abject through issues as diverse as racism, mental illness or the preservation of bodies for organ donation, this book analyses a range of films including "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994), "Full Metal Jacket" (1987) and ...

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