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Global Cinema

Rural Cinema Exhibition and Audiences in a Global Context

Editors: Treveri Gennari, Daniela, Hipkins, Danielle, O'Rawe, Catherine (Eds.)

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  • Re-conceptualizes cinema history through findings that work against the trends of Western dominance associated in part with Hollywood in Film Studies
  • Underlines and illustrates the importance of juxtaposing case studies to find commonalities and anomalies in the rural experience
  • Addresses how the coding and understanding of films as viewed in uneven rural spaces might challenge an understanding of the globalizing influence of cinema
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About this book

Although it has only been in the last decade that the planet’s population balance tipped from a predominantly rural makeup towards an urban one, the field of cinema history has demonstrated a disproportionate skew toward the urban. Within audience studies, however, an increasing number of scholars are turning their attention away from the bright lights of the urban, and towards the less well-lit and infinitely more variegated history of rural cinema-going.

Rural Cinema Exhibition and Audiences in A Global Context is the first volume to consider rural cinema-going from a global perspective. It aims to provide a rich and wide-ranging introduction to this growing field, and to further develop some of its key questions. It brings together eighteen international scholars or teams, all representatives of a dynamic, new field. Moving beyond a Western focus is essential for thinking through questions of rural exhibition, distribution and cinema experience, since over the relatively short history of cinema it is the rural that has dominated cinema-goers’ lives in much of the developing world. To this end, the volume also innovates by bringing discussions of North American and European ruralities into dialogue with contributions on Kenya, Brazil, China, Thailand, South Africa and Australia.

About the authors

Daniela Treveri Gennari is Reader in Film Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She is author of Post-War Italian Cinema: American Intervention, Vatican Interests, and Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded European Cinema Audiences: Entangled Histories, Shared Memories project.

Danielle Hipkins is Associate Professor in Italian Studies and Film at the University of Exeter, UK. She is author of Italy’s Other Women: Gender and Prostitution in Postwar Italian Cinema, 1940-1965, and co-editor of Prostitution and Sex Work in Global Cinema: New Takes on Fallen Women.

Catherine O’Rawe is Reader in Modern Italian Culture at the University of Bristol, UK. She is author of Stars and Masculinities in Contemporary Italian Cinema, and co-editor of The Femme Fatale: Images, Histories, Contexts.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Introduction: Rural Cinema Exhibition and Audiences in a Global Context—Not Just a Slower Transition to Modernity

    Pages 1-13

    Treveri Gennari, Daniela (et al.)

  • The Use of Geographical Categories in Cinema Studies: An Ontological Examination

    Pages 17-29

    Ravazzoli, Elisa

  • Kanda’s Grounds and the Ritual Experience of Rural Cinema in Narok, Kenya

    Pages 31-45

    Waliaula, Solomon

  • The Business of ‘Wholesome Entertainment’: The Mascioli Film Circuit of Northeastern Ontario

    Pages 47-70

    Whitehead, Jessica L.

  • Spaces In-Between: The Railway and Early Cinema in Rural, Western Canada

    Pages 73-89

    Moore, Paul S.

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66344-9
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Hardcover $119.99
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Softcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-09770-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rural Cinema Exhibition and Audiences in a Global Context
Editors
  • Daniela Treveri Gennari
  • Danielle Hipkins
  • Catherine O'Rawe
Series Title
Global Cinema
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66344-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66344-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66343-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09770-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 368
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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