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Description - Film and Television Analysis by Harry Benshoff

Film and Television Analysis is especially designed to introduce undergraduate students to the most important qualitative methodologies used to study film and television.

The methodologies covered include:

  • ideological analysis
  • auteur theory
  • genre theory
  • semiotics and structuralism
  • psychoanalysis and apparatus theory
  • feminism
  • postmodernism
  • cultural studies (including reception and audience studies)
  • contemporary approaches to race, nation, gender, and sexuality.

With each chapter focusing on a distinct methodology, students are introduced to the historical developments of each approach, along with its vocabulary, significant scholars, key concepts and case studies.

Other features include:

  • Over 120 color images throughout
  • Questions for discussion at the end of each chapter
  • Suggestions for further reading
  • A glossary of key terms.

Written in a reader-friendly manner Film and Television Analysis is a vital textbook for students encountering these concepts for the first time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415674805
ISBN-10: 0415674808
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 190mm x mm)
Pages: 318
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Oct-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Harry Benshoff

Harry M. Benshoff is a Professor of Media Arts at the University of North Texas. He is the editor of A Companion to the Horror Film (2014) and co-author of the best-selling textbook America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality at the Movies (2009).

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