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New and Published Books

  1. Endangering Science Fiction Film

    Edited by Sean Redmond, Leon Marvell

    Series: AFI Film Readers

    Endangering Science Fiction Film explores the ways in which science fiction film is a dangerous and endangering genre. The collection argues that science fiction's cinematic power rests in its ability to imagine ‘Other’ worlds that challenge and disturb the lived conditions of the ‘real’...

    Published July 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Happiness Illusion

    How the media sold us a fairytale

    Edited by Luke Hockley, Nadi Fadina

    The West has never been more affluent yet the use of anti-depressants is on the increase to the extent that the World Health Organisation has declared it a major source of concern. How has this state of affairs come about and what can be done? Television and advertising media seem to know....

    Published June 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Mad Tales from Bollywood

    Portrayal of Mental Illness in Conventional Hindi Cinema

    By Dinesh Bhugra

    This is the first book to investigate how mental illness is portrayed in Hindi cinema. It examines attitudes towards mental illness in Indian culture, how they are reflected in Hindi films, and how culture has influenced the portrayal of the psychoses. Dinesh Bhugra guides the reader through...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Psychology Press

  4. World Cinema, Theology, and the Human

    Humanity in Deep Focus

    By Antonio Sison

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

    Forging an open-minded but reasoned dialogue between nine acclaimed titles of world cinema, and a range of theological perspectives that touch on the theme of human experience, World Cinema, Theology, and the Human offers fresh portals of insight for the interdisciplinary area of Theology and Film....

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Theorizing Film Acting

    Edited by Aaron Taylor

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This comprehensive collection provides theoretical accounts of the grounds and phenomenon of film acting. The volume features entries by some of the most prominent scholars on film acting who collectively represent the various theoretical traditions that constitute the discipline of film studies....

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Politics of Loss and Trauma in Contemporary Israeli Cinema

    By Raz Yosef

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    The last decade has marked the growing visibility and worldwide interest in Israeli cinema. Films such as Walk on Water, Or, My Treasure, Beaufort and Waltz with Bashir have been commercially and critically successful both in Europe and the United States and have won a number of prestigious...

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Cinema as Weather

    Stylistic Screens and Atmospheric Change

    By Kristi McKim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    How do cinematic portrayals of the weather reflect and affect our experience of the world? While weatherly predictability and surprise can impact our daily experience, the history of cinema attests to the stylistic and narrative significance of snow, rain, wind, sunshine, clouds, and skies. Through...

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Imagining the American West through Film and Tourism

    By Warwick Frost, Jennifer Laing

    Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

    The West is one of the strongest and most enduring place images in the world and its myth is firmly rooted in popular culture – whether novels, film, television, music, clothing and even video games. The West combines myth and history, rugged natural scenery and wide open spaces, popular culture...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Twenty-First Century Bollywood

    By Ajay Gehlawat

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Key changes have emerged in Bollywood in the new millennium. Twenty-First Century Bollywood traces the emerging shifts in both the content and form of Bollywood cinema and examines these new tendencies in relation to the changing dynamics of Indian culture. The book historically situates these...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  10. A Coat of Many Colours

    Occasional Essays

    By Herbert Read

    Series: Routledge Revivals: Herbert Read and Selected Works

    This book, first published in 1947, is collection of critical essays by Herbert Read that had not been previously published in book form. The essays cover several different subject areas, including literature, art, architecture, and film, from a span of twenty years. This title will be of interest...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge