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Title Breaking down Joker : violence, loneliness, tragedy / edited by Sean Redmond
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2022
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge advances in film studies
Summary "Breaking Down Joker offers a compelling, multi-disciplinary examination of a landmark film and media event that was simultaneously both celebrated and derided, and which arrived at a time of unprecedented social malaise. The collection breaks down Joker to explore its aesthetic and ideological representations within the social and cultural context in which it was released. An international team of authors explore Joker's sightlines and subtexts, the affective relationships, corrosive ideologies and damning if ambivalent messages of this film. The chapters address such themes as white masculinity, identity and perversion, social class and mobility, urban loneliness, movement and music, and questions of reception and activism. With contributions from scholars from screen studies, theatre and performance studies, psychology and psychoanalysis, geography, cultural studies, and sociology, this fully interdisciplinary collection offers a uniquely multiple operational cross-examination of this pivotal film text, and will be of great importance to scholars, students and researchers in these areas"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Sean Redmond is Professor of Screen and Design at Deakin University, Australia. He is the author of15 books, and is founding editor of Celebrity Studies, short-listed for the best new academic journal in 2011
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Subject Joker (Fictitious character)
Joker (Fictitious character)
Joker (Motion picture)
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
Form Electronic book
Author Redmond, Sean, 1967- editor.
LC no. 2021037841
ISBN 100052146X