Studying Fight Club

Author: Mark Ramey
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 1906733759
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Studying Fight Club from the Author: Mark Ramey. Fight Club is, on one level, pop-culture phenomena and on another, a deeply philosophical and satirical exploration of modern life. David Fincher’s 1999 film (and Chuck Palahniuk’s source novel) has had a huge impact on audiences worldwide leading to spoofs, homage, merchandising and numerous Internet fan sites. On initial release the film was met with wide hostility from critics who either failed to appreciate its satirical intent or believed the film failed to deliver on its satirical promise. Early in its DVD afterlife, however, a wider audience began to appreciate the film’s significance and radical message. Although attracted by the film’s playfulness and star wattage, however, many students struggle with its theoretical notions such as Capitalism, materialism, anarchy and so on. This is one film, which therefore merits a thoughtful and provocative analysis but also an accessible one, and Mark Ramey has provided just that.

Author: Чак Поланік
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171212644
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from the Author: Чак Поланік. Блискуча екранізація! Найскандальніша книжка 90-х! Роман, у якому вустами Чака Поланіка заговорило «покоління ікс», що вже втратило всі ілюзії та сподівання. Суспільство схоже на конвеєр, де люди з порожніми очима виконують механічну роботу, щоб продукувати їжу, одяг, меблі, автомобілі… Усі ті речі, без яких неможливе життя сучасної людини. Які, власне, і замінили їй сенс життя… Особистість замість геніальних ідей здатна тепер давати лише сировину для виробництва мила… Та, втративши все, можна здобути свободу… Цей роман не лише розхитує основи. Він підриває їх, як терорист підриває вибухівкою хмарочос. Він буде бити в обличчя фактами, які важко спростувати. А вам залишиться лише, як боксеру-невдасі, пропускати удар за ударом. Без надії на хепі-енд, але з надією, що на місці знищеної цивілізації відродиться щось більш людяне. Що хтось пожаліє китів, яких вбивають заради коштовних парфумів. Що рак і безсоння не будуть вбивати. Що можна буде посміятися над смертю. Побачити її страшну красу. І зрозуміти сенс життя.

Fight Club

Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136665633
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Fight Club from the Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg. Released in 1999, Fight Club is David Fincher’s popular adaption of Chuck Palahniuk’s cult novel, and one of the most philosophically rich films of recent years. This is the first book to explore the varied philosophical aspects of the film. Beginning with an introduction by the editor that places the film and essays in context, each chapter explores a central theme of Fight Club from a philosophical perspective. Topics discussed include: Fight Club, Plato’s cave and Descartes’ cogito moral disintegration identity, gender and masculinity visuals and narration. Including annotated further reading at the end of each chapter, Fight Club is essential reading for anyone interested in the film, as well as those studying philosophy and film studies.

Studying Men And Masculinities

Author: David Buchbinder
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415578299
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Studying Men And Masculinities from the Author: David Buchbinder. The late-twentieth-century anxiety about a 'crisis in masculinity' still persists today, particularly in English-speaking cultures. Studying Men and Masculinities offers an engaging and comprehensive overview of masculinity. Drawing on a wide range of cultural practices and texts from different genres and media, David Buchbinder examines the notion of patriarchy and the challenges to patriarchal power, including queer theory. The book considers whether crisis may in fact be built into the very structure of the masculine, and examines emergent masculinities post-9/11. Theoretical positions within the field are clearly explained and applied to real life case studies from literature, film, and television. Interspersed in each chapter are a series of questions and tasks aimed at encouraging the reader to engage her/himself in the study of masculinities in everyday life and popular culture. This topical and thought-provoking book will be an invaluable resource for students of masculinities studies, sexuality studies, cultural studies, and gender theory.

Introduction To Film Studies

Author: Jill Nelmes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136777148
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Introduction To Film Studies from the Author: Jill Nelmes. Introduction to Film Studies is a comprehensive textbook for students of cinema. This completely revised and updated fifth edition guides students through the key issues and concepts in film studies, traces the historical development of film and introduces some of the worlds key national cinemas. A range of theories and theorists are presented from Formalism to Feminism, from Eisenstein to Deleuze. Each chapter is written by a subject specialist, including two new authors for the fifth edition. A wide range of films are analysed and discussed. It is lavishly illustrated with 150 film stills and production shots, in full colour throughout. Reviewed widely by teachers in the field and with a foreword by Bill Nichols, it will be essential reading for any introductory student of film and media studies or the visual arts worldwide. Key features of the fifth edition are: updated coverage of a wide range of concepts, theories and issues in film studies in-depth discussion of the contemporary film industry and technological changes new chapters on Film and Technology and Latin American Cinema new case studies on films such as District 9, Grizzly Man, Amores Perros, Avatar, Made in Dagenham and many others marginal key terms, notes, cross-referencing suggestions for further reading, further viewing and a comprehensive glossary and bibliography a new, improved companion website including popular case studies and chapters from previous editions (including chapters on German Cinema and The French New Wave), links to supporting sites, clips, questions and useful resources. Individual chapters include: The Industrial Contexts of Film Production · Film and Technology · Getting to the Bigger · Picture Film Form and Narrative · Spectator, Audience and Response · Cinematic authorship and the film auteur · Stardom and Hollywood Cinema · Genre, Theory and Hollywood Cinema The Documentary Form · The Language of Animation · Gender and Film · Lesbian and Gay Cinema · Spectacle, Stereotypes and Films of the African Diaspora · British Cinema · Indian Cinema · Latin American Cinema · Soviet Montage Cinema of the 1920s Contributors: Linda Craig, Lalitha Gopalan, Terri Francis, Chris Jones, Mark Joyce, Searle Kochberg, Lawrence Napper, Jill Nelmes, Patrick Phillips, Suzanne Speidel, Paul Ward, Paul Watson, Paul Wells and William Wittington

Studying Football

Author: Ellis Cashmore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317568974
Size: 17.52 MB
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Studying Football from the Author: Ellis Cashmore. Football is the most widely played, watched and studied sport in the world. It’s hard to develop a full understanding of the significance of sport in global society without understanding the significance of football. Studying Football is the first book designed specifically to guide and support the study of football on degree-level courses, across the full range of social-scientific perspectives. Written by a team of leading international football experts, and considering themes of globalization, corporatization and prejudice and discrimination throughout, it introduces key topics in football studies, including: media and celebrity identity, fandom and consumption gender violence racism corruption Every chapter includes up-to-date case study material, a ‘Research in Action’ section and features to aid student understanding and bring theory to life. Studying Football introduces all the key themes and facets of the social-scientific study of football, and is therefore an essential text for students on football studies courses and useful reading for any undergraduates studying the sociology of sport more generally.

Author: Льюїс К.С.
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 9661468753
Size: 40.41 MB
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from the Author: Льюїс К.С.. Чьотирьох дітей батьки відправляють з Лондона в село, до старого професора, щоб пересидіти бомбардування міста. У його будинку діти виявляють таємничу платтяну шафу, через яку потрапляють в казкову країну Нарнію, де мешкають фантастичні люди, тварини і істоти. Виявляється, що ця країна знаходиться під владою злої Чаклунки, через яку там - вічна зима, і війни їм не уникнути і в цих землях. Діти мають допомогти царю Асланові перемогти Чаклунку, зруйнувати заклинання і звільнити жителів Нарнії.

Author: Энтони Дорр
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 9661499357
Size: 63.89 MB
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from the Author: Энтони Дорр.

Author: Брет Істон Елліс
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171222488
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from the Author: Брет Істон Елліс.

A Matrix Of Meanings Engaging Culture

Author: Craig Detweiler
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1585583324
Size: 60.70 MB
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A Matrix Of Meanings Engaging Culture from the Author: Craig Detweiler. Ross and Rachel had a baby, Britney and Justin broke up, and Time magazine asked if Bono could save the world. From the glittering tinsel of Hollywood to the advertising slogan you can't get out of your head, we are surrounded by popular culture. In A Matrix of Meanings Craig Detweiler and Barry Taylor analyze aspects of popular culture and ask, What are they doing? What do they represent? and What do they say about the world in which we live? Rather than deciding whether Bono deserves our admiration, the authors examine the phenomenon of celebrity idolization. Instead of deciding whether Nike's "Just do it" campaign is morally questionable, they ask what its success reflects about our society. A Matrix of Meanings is a hip, entertaining guide to the maze of popular culture. Plentiful photos, artwork, and humorous sidebars make for delightful reading. Readers who distrust popular culture as well as those who love it will find useful insight into developing a Christian worldview in a secular culture.