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Storytelling in World Cinemas: Contexts

Lina Khatib


This book addresses the questions of what and why particular stories are told in films around the world, both in terms of the forms of storytelling used, and of the political, religious, historical, and social contexts informing cinematic storytelling. Drawing on films from all five continents, the book approaches storytelling from a cultural/historical multidisciplinary perspective, focusing on the influence of cultural politics, postcolonialism, women's social and cultural positions, and religious contexts on film stories. Like its sister volume, Storytelling in World Cinemas, Vol. 1: Forms, ... More

Keywords: cinematic storytelling, films, cultural politics, postcolonialism, religion, world cinema

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231163378
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231163378.001.0001


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Lina Khatib, editor

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