Genre und Gemeinsinn
Hollywood zwischen Krieg und Demokratie
Based on the premise that a society`s sense of commonality depends upon media practices of political communitarization, this study examines how Hollywood was deployed during the Second World War. It shows that Hollywood responded to the crisis of democracy in the war by creating a new genre. Using an affective theory of genre cinema, it offers a new characterization of the relationship between politics and poetics in forming commonality.
KeywordsWar films; genre theory; sense of commonality; poetics of affect
ISBN9783110466966, 9783110465228, 9783110467147, 9783110466966
Publication date and placeBerlin/Boston, 2016
Film theory & criticism
Political science & theory