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SITUATIONS: NEW SPECIAL ISSUE ON GLOBAL CINEMA

Dear friends and colleagues:

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new special issue of Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination entitled “Global Cinema: Cinéma Engagé or Cinéma Commericiale?”  This special issue contains ten essays on modern international films and cinemas, including those of Iran, Nigeria, Mexico, Romania, France, China, Argentina, and India as well as on contemporary film festivals and on films documenting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The special issue is available and freely accessible online at:   http://ojs.gc.cuny.edu/index.php/situations/issue/view/58

The issue has a global reach in its coverage of countries and regions of the world ranging from Hollywood’s own “Global Gaze,” to a placement of Nigerian Cinema as the equal of Africa’s modernist cinema, to Venezuela’s difficult negotiation of a Bolivarian cinema in a neoliberal context, to a questioning of the radical othering of Eastern European cinema whose concerns now seem much closer to those of the West, and, finally, to a tracing of a complex multiperspectival fashioning of the image of the Chinese peasantry in a moment when the distinction between city and country are rapidly fading.  The global reach of the issue extends as well to the range of theoretical positions used to examine contemporary global cinema, be it:  structural-materialist aspects of the questioning of the Israeli-Palestinian problematic; the integration of economic and aesthetic methodologies in a post-Adornian examination of the Cannes Film Festival; feminist and subaltern theory utilized to critique the patriarchal aspects of what is sometimes viewed as India’s most politically progressive cinema; a rereading and deconstruction of French radical workerist post-1968 cinema; and a linking of feminist and anti-colonial perspectives to highlight the way that in Iran Abbas Kiarostami’s Ten spotlights Muslim women’s emancipation. 

We hope you will peruse the essays, and look forward to your comments and critique.

Regards
Dennis Broe (Long Island University)
Terri Ginsberg (International Council for Middle East Studies)
Co-editors, Situations special issue on Global Cinema

 

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The latest edition of the journal Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination is now out.

 

Vol 3, No 1 (2009)

Table of Contents

Scholarship With a Purpose – Liberation Technology: Marcuse’s Communist Individualism
Alberto Toscano

The Financial Meltdown: Facing the Economic Crisis
Stanley Aronowitz

The Biggest “October Surprise” of All: A World Capitalist Crash
Loren Goldner

Leveraging ourselves out of Crisis – Again!
Aida Sy and Tony Tinker

Class and Political Philosophy
Stanley Aronowitz

Time is on Our Side: Rewriting the Space of Imagination
Eric J Weiner

Leftist Travelogues: The Whole World on a Plate
Susan Willis

 

Situations current issue: http://ojs.gc.cuny.edu/index.php/situations/issue/current

 

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