By Benjamin Fraser

Cultures of illustration is the 1st ebook to discover the cinematic portrayal of incapacity in movies from around the globe. members discover vintage and up to date works from Belgium, France, Germany, India, Italy, Iran, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Senegal, and Spain, besides a couple of worldwide resonant Anglophone motion pictures. Anchored by way of David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder’s coauthored essay on international disability-film fairs, the volume’s content material spans from 1950 to this day, addressing socially disabling forces rendered seen within the illustration of actual, developmental, cognitive, and psychiatric disabilities. Essays emphasize famous worldwide figures, administrators, and industries – from Temple Grandin to Pedro Almodóvar, from Akira Kurosawa to Bollywood – whereas additionally shining a gentle on movies from much less often studied cultural destinations corresponding to these portrayed within the Iranian and Korean New Waves. even if overlaying postwar Italy, postcolonial Senegal, or twenty-first century Russia, the essays during this quantity will attract students, undergraduates, and basic readers alike.

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