Film in the Anthropocene

Philosophy, Ecology, and Cybernetics

Authors: White, Daniel

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  • Offers an original perspective on film in light of cross-cultural, environmental, postcolonial, and scientific-technological sources.
    First book to deal with Film in the Anthropocene.
    Includes studies of classic documentary films as well as feature films.

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This book provides an interdisciplinary analysis of film in the context of the Anthropocene: the new geological era in which human beings have collectively become a force of nature. Daniel White draws on perspectives in philosophy, ecology, and cybernetics (the science of communication and control in animals and machines) to explore human self-understanding through film in the new era. The classical figure of Janus, looking both to the future and the past, serves as a guide throughout the study. Both feature and documentary films are considered.

 

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Daniel White is Professor Emeritus and founding faculty member of the Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: Stepping into the Play Frame—Cinema as Mammalian Communication

    White, Daniel

    Pages 1-14

  • Janus’s Celluloid and Digital Faces: The Existential Cyborg—Autopoiēsis in Christopher Nolan’s Memento

    White, Daniel

    Pages 15-55

  • Documentary Intertext: Robert Gardner’s Dead Birds 1964

    White, Daniel

    Pages 57-77

  • Cinema’s Historical Incarnations: Traveling the Möbius Strip of Biotime in Cloud Atlas

    White, Daniel

    Pages 79-140

  • Documentary Intertext: John Marshall, The Hunters 1957

    White, Daniel

    Pages 141-179

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Hardcover $99.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Film in the Anthropocene
Book Subtitle
Philosophy, Ecology, and Cybernetics
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93015-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93015-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93014-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 341
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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