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Postcolonial Film: History, Empire, Resistance

Weaver-Hightower, R and Hulme, P (2014) Postcolonial Film: History, Empire, Resistance. Routledge Advances in Film Studies . Routledge.

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Abstract

Postcolonial Film: History, Empire, Resistance examines films of the later twentieth and early twenty-first centuries from postcolonial countries around the globe. In the mid twentieth century, the political reality of resistance and decolonization lead to the creation of dozens of new states, forming a backdrop to films of that period. Towards the century?s end and at the dawn of the new millennium, film continues to form a site for interrogating colonization and decolonization, though against a backdrop that is now more neo-colonial than colonial and more culturally imperial than imperial. This volume explores how individual films emerged from and commented on postcolonial spaces and the building and breaking down of the European empire. Each chapter is a case study examining how a particular film from a postcolonial nation emerges from and reflects that nation?s unique postcolonial situation. This analysis of one nation?s struggle with its coloniality allows each essay to investigate just what it means to be postcolonial.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities > Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2014 12:04
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:17
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/10509

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