Why Theory?: Cultural Critique in Film and Television (Hardback)
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Why Theory?: Cultural Critique in Film and Television (Hardback)

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Hardback 200 Pages / Published: 17/06/2017
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Edward Tomarken's previous book, Filmspeak, was a study of literary theory in relation to contemporary mainstream films. Some of the abstruse ideas of early literary theorists (1950-70) had in fact permeated our thinking to such an extent that both films and theories enriched and shed light upon one another. One early response to Filmspeak was the question 'Why theory?', a remark that provides the title of this new and exciting exploration of literature. In pursuit of an answer, Tomarken turns to the 'second generation' of critics (1970-2000), and analyses television programmes as well as films. He considers scholars such as Clifford Geertz and Martha Nussbaum who saw themselves as working in the field of cultural studies. Why theory? thus has a dual focus - on both culture and literary theory. The result of integrating cultural ideas with media interpretation sees Tomarken grapple with the question of the title: theory has become a part of our cultural life.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781784993108
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 372 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 13 mm

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