Film and History

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    Film is the pre-eminent mass medium of the modern age. It is a valuable source of evidence for the study of both the past and the contemporary world, and is a social practice that has affected the lives of millions. How can historians engage with this important and influential medium?Written for both students and teachers, Film and History:* provides a concise, accessible introduction to the use of film in historical enquiry and a summary of the main theoretical debates* charts the development of film history as a subject area and a discipline in its own right* considers different approaches to film history, including film as an art form, as ideology, as a historical source, and as a social practice* includes case studies to ground discussion of theories and approaches in specific examples.Wide-ranging and authoritative, Film and History equips students with the methods both to analyse film texts and to understand the place of film in history and culture.

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    Number of Pages: 192
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780230363878
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    Listed in: Films, cinema, Historiography
    Publisher: Palgrave

    Books by James Chapman

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