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    Cinema as intercultural communication

    Leal, Joanne (2020) Cinema as intercultural communication. In: Rings, G. and Rasinger, S. (eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Intercultural Communication. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781108555067.

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    Joanne Leal’s chapter investigates how far and how exactly cinema is able to offer a representational counterbalance to conservative notions of national belonging and exclusionary constructions of what social cohesion should mean. It considers these issues mainly within a Western European framework, asking what film can do to promote intercultural sensitivities within contemporary European contexts in which attitudes to the impact of globalization and particularly the transnational movement of people are often ambivalent and sometimes actively hostile. In particular it examines critical assessments of the positive intercultural impact of watching foreign cinema, the possible political effects of films which encourage empathetic responses to transnational tales contained in generically familiar forms and the critical potential of two kinds of film which uses less conventional cinematic means to represent a globalized social world.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2020 13:12
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:47


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