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dc.contributor.author Barker, Martin
dc.contributor.editor Schneider, Steven Jay
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-08T12:12:09Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-08T12:12:09Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Barker , M 2004 , ' Violence Redux ' . in S J Schneider (ed.) , New Hollywood Violence . Manchester University Press , pp. 57-79 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 100488
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1995
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1995
dc.identifier.uri http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/catalogue/book.asp?id=1525 en
dc.description Barker, Martin. 'Violence Redux', In: New Hollywood Violence, Steven Jay Schneider (ed.) (Manchester University Press: Manchester, 2004), pp. 57-79 Central assertions of this essay: it isn't possible to say anything very helpful about the issue of 'violence in the media' without going back into some very specific histories. Those who research and theorise about the 'possible harmful effects of media violence', who repeat mantra-like that it is 'obvious' that these are the questions we must ask, insistently drop us out of history. They stop us seeing the most obvious point: that 'violence' is not an object which researchers have discovered, in the way that Australopithecus was discovered. 'Violence' is an arbitrary re-labelling of behaviours, and then also of representations of those behaviours, which in its very act of naming achieves a number of political ends. It excludes many actually violent behaviours, by those in power and authority. It turns these into the 'solutions' to those it doesn't like. And it dismisses, before they can even posed, explanations of the re-labelled behaviours in terms of various kinds of conflict. Instead it proffers, sometimes implicitly sometimes explicitly, a wickedly narrow range of possible explanations, all of which rule out be definition the possibility that violence may be rationally conceived. 'Violence' in other words is itself a social concept with a history – and one into which, paradoxically, the very films, television programmes and other materials which are accused of being a potent cause, are deeply interwoven. en
dc.description.abstract New Hollywood Violenceis a groundbreaking collection of essays devoted to an interrogation of various aspects, dimensions, and depictions of violence in New Hollywood filmmaking. 'New Hollywood' refers to the return to genre filmmaking following America's flirtation with European art cinema in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and is characterized by vast production budgets and special effects. Focusing on the motivations, the formal and stylistic qualities and the cultural politics of violence as well as the effects on viewers, the collection is divided into four sections: 'Surveys and schemas'; 'Spectacle and style'; 'Race and gender' and 'Politics to ideology'. An Afterword by Stephen Prince reflects on the various essays and points the way towards areas of future exploration. en
dc.format.extent 23 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Manchester University Press
dc.relation.ispartof New Hollywood Violence en
dc.title Violence Redux en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Book chapter en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Theatre, Film & Television Studies en
dc.contributor.institution Film and Television Research en


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