Transworld Cinemas: film-philosophies for world cinemas' engagement with world history

Martin-Jones, D. (2017) Transworld Cinemas: film-philosophies for world cinemas' engagement with world history. In: Stone, R., Cooke, P., Dennison, S. and Marlow-Mann, A. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to World Cinema. Series: Routledge media and cultural studies companions. Routledge: London, pp. 279-289. ISBN 9781138918801

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Abstract

This chapter considers the potential of certain types of philosophy – specifically the “transmodern” ethics of Latin American philosopher Enrique Dussel, and contract theory (Sexual, Natural, Racial) – for our understanding of world cinemas. In particular, it argues for the usefulness of a “transworld” approach to analysis. Grouping together films from different parts of the world is a gradually emerging practice, as Film Studies takes its “transnational turn.” This approach is particularly helpful, I argue, because it enables us to see how the cinemas of the world are collectively engaging as much with world, as they are with national, history.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Martin-Jones, Professor David
Authors: Martin-Jones, D.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Publisher:Routledge
ISBN:9781138918801

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