Precarity in European Film

Depictions and Discourses
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This volume brings together renowned scholars and early career-researchers in mapping the ways in which European cinema —whether arthouse or mainstream, fictional or documentary, working with traditional or new media— engages with phenomena of precarity, poverty, and social exclusion. It compares how the filmic traditions of different countries reflect the socioeconomic conditions associated with precarity, and illuminates similarities in the iconography of precarious lives across cultures. While some of the contributions deal with the representations of marginalized minorities, others focus on work-related precarity or the depictions of downward mobility. Among other topics, the volume looks at how films grapple with gender inequality, intersectional struggle, discriminatory housing policies, and the specific problems of precarious youth. With its comparative approach to filmic representations of European precarity, this volume makes a major contribution to scholarship on precarity and the representation of social class in contemporary visual culture.

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ReiheFilm, Class, Society
ISBN 9783110707724
Sprache Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum 06.06.2022
Umfang 374 Seiten
Genre Kunst/Fotografie, Film, Video, TV
Format Hardcover
Verlag De Gruyter
Herausgegeben von Elisa Cuter, Guido Kirsten, Hanna Prenzel