Cultures of Representation: Disability in World Cinema by Benjamin Fraser

By Benjamin Fraser

Cultures of illustration is the 1st e-book to discover the cinematic portrayal of incapacity in motion pictures from around the globe. individuals discover vintage and up to date works from Belgium, France, Germany, India, Italy, Iran, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Senegal, and Spain, besides a couple of worldwide resonant Anglophone movies. Anchored via David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder’s coauthored essay on international disability-film gala's, the volume’s content material spans from 1950 to at the present time, addressing socially disabling forces rendered noticeable within the illustration of actual, developmental, cognitive, and psychiatric disabilities. Essays emphasize recognized international figures, administrators, and industries – from Temple Grandin to Pedro Almodóvar, from Akira Kurosawa to Bollywood – whereas additionally shining a gentle on motion pictures from much less often studied cultural destinations similar to these portrayed within the Iranian and Korean New Waves. even if masking postwar Italy, postcolonial Senegal, or twenty-first century Russia, the essays during this quantity will attract students, undergraduates, and normal readers alike.

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