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dc.contributor.authorHan, Qijun
dc.contributor.authorCurtis, Daniel R.
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-15T04:00:37Z
dc.date.available2021-12-15T04:00:37Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.date.submitted2021-12-14T16:35:00Z
dc.identifierONIX_20211214_9781000540765_9
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/52017
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/74928
dc.description.abstractThis book explores societal vulnerabilities highlighted within cinema and develops an interpretive framework for understanding the depiction of societal responses to epidemic disease outbreaks across cinematic history. Drawing on a large database of twentieth- and twenty-first-century films depicting epidemics, the study looks into issues including trust, distrust, and mistrust; different epidemic experiences down the lines of expertise, gender, and wealth; and the difficulties in visualizing the invisible pathogen on screen. The authors argue that epidemics have long been presented in cinema as forming a point of cohesion for the communities portrayed, as individuals and groups “from below” represented as characters in these films find solidarity in battling a common enemy of elite institutions and authority figures. Throughout the book, a central question is also posed: “cohesion for whom?”, which sheds light on the fortunes of those characters that are excluded from these expressions of collective solidarity. This book is a valuable reference for scholars and students of film studies and visual studies as well as academic and general readers interested in topics of films and history, and disease and society.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AB The arts: general issues
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AF Art forms::AFK Non-graphic art forms::AFKV Electronic, holographic & video art
dc.subject.otherCinema
dc.subject.otherEpidemics
dc.subject.otherFilm Studies
dc.subject.otherSocial Vulnerability
dc.titleInfectious Inequalities
dc.title.alternativeEpidemics, Trust, and Social Vulnerabilities in Cinema
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781003261667
oapen.relation.isPublishedByfa69b019-f4ee-4979-8d42-c6b6c476b5f0
oapen.relation.isbn9781000540765
oapen.relation.isbn9781032205205
oapen.relation.isbn9781032199665
oapen.relation.isbn9781003261667
oapen.collectionDutch Research Council (NWO)
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages166
dc.relationisFundedByNederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek


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