By Eric Cazdyn
Cazdyn specializes in 3 key moments of old contradiction: colonialism, post-war reconstruction, and globalization. contemplating nice classics of eastern movie, documentaries, works of technological know-how fiction, animation, and pornography, he brings to mild cinematic makes an attempt to come back to phrases with the tensions inherent in every one old moment—tensions among the colonizer and the colonized, among the person and the collective, and among the nationwide and the transnational. Paying shut consciousness to political context, Cazdyn exhibits how formal innovations within the geographical regions of appearing, movie historical past and conception, thematics, documentary filmmaking, and variation articulate a fight to resolve implacable ancient difficulties. This cutting edge paintings of cultural heritage and feedback bargains motives of historic swap that problem traditional differences among the classy and the geopolitical.
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The Flash of Capital: Film and Geopolitics in Japan (Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society) by Eric Cazdyn