Trash

Trash

African Cinema From Below

eBook - 2013
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Highlighting what is melodramatic, flashy, low, and gritty in the characters, images, and plots of African cinema, Kenneth W. Harrow uses trash as the unlikely metaphor to show how these films have depicted the globalized world. Rather than focusing on topics such as national liberation and postcolonialism, he employs the disruptive notion of trash to propose a destabilizing aesthetics of African cinema. Harrow argues that the spread of commodity capitalism has bred a culture of materiality and waste that now pervades African film. He posits that a view from below permits a way to understan.
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780253007575
0253007577
9781299243477
1299243479
0253007518
9780253007513
0253007445
9780253007445
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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