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The State of Post-Cinema

Tracing the Moving Image in the Age of Digital Dissemination

Editors: Hagener, Malte, Hediger, Vinzenz, Strohmaier, Alena (Eds.)

  • Addresses circulations of the moving image in the global experimental cinema underground
  • Raises important questions surrounding the economic and legal aspects of image circulation in an age of digital dissemination
  • Questions the suitability of cinema copyright enforcement anchored in local legal traditions of Western industrialized nations
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This book approaches the topic of the state of post-cinema from a new direction. The authors explore how film has left the cinema as a fixed site and institution and now appears ubiquitous - in the museum and on the street, on planes and cars and new digital communication platforms of various kinds. The authors investigate how film has become more than cinema, no longer a medium that is based on the photochemical recording and replay of movement. Most often, the state of post-cinema is conceptualized from the "high end" of the most advanced technology; discussions focus on performance capture and digital 3-D, 4-K projection and industrial light & magic. Here, the authors' approach is focused on the "low-end" circulation of filmic images. This includes informal networks of exchange and transaction, such as p2p-networks, video platforms and so called “piracy” with a special focus on the Middle East and North Africa, where political and social transformations make new forms of circulation and presentation particularly visible.

About the authors

Malte Hagener is professor for film at Philipps-Universität Marburg. Recent publications include Moving Forward, Looking Back: The European Avant-garde and the Invention of Film Culture (2007), Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses(2010, with T. Elseasser) and The Emergence of Film Culture (2014, as editor).

Vinzenz Hediger is a professor of cinema studies at Gothe Universität Frankfurt. He is the founding editor of the Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft and one of the co-founders of the European Network of Cinema Studies (NECS).

Alena Strohmaier is a Research Fellow in the BMBF research network "Re-Configurations". She is currently a member of the NECS Steering Committee and in the editorial team of META Journal.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Like Water: On the Re-Configurations of the Cinema in the Age of Digital Networks

    Hagener, Malte (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Venice to Go: Cultural In/Difference and the Digital Ecology of Film

    Hediger, Vinzenz

    Pages 17-48

  • Arab Storytelling in the Digital Age: From Musalsalāt to Web Drama?

    Buccianti, Alexandra

    Pages 49-70

  • Mapping the Circulation of Films by Women Filmmakers with Maghrebi Funding in the Digital Age

    Caillé, Patricia

    Pages 71-86

  • The Good Pirates: Moroccan Cinema in the Age of Digital Reproduction

    Bahmad, Jamal

    Pages 89-98

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eBook £52.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-52939-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £66.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52938-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The State of Post-Cinema
Book Subtitle
Tracing the Moving Image in the Age of Digital Dissemination
Editors
  • Malte Hagener
  • Vinzenz Hediger
  • Alena Strohmaier
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52939-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52939-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52938-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 233
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 illustrations in colour
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