Lost angels: psychoanalysis and cinema

Lebeau, Vicky (1994) Lost angels: psychoanalysis and cinema. Routledge, x + 172 pp. ISBN 9780415107211

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Abstract

Lost Angels: psychoanalysis and cinema was written out of the various dilemmas surrounding a psychoanalytic and feminist theory of cinema in the mid-1980s. Revisiting the concept of identification as it emerges through Freud's writing - from Studies in Hysteria to Civilisation and its Discontents - this book aims to both question and expand the use of that concept in psychoanalytic film theory and, in particular, its privileged association with so-called classic Hollywood film. Using psychoanalysis to explore a number of (more or less) mainstream American youth films of the 1980s, Lost Angels attempts to open up the questions of fantasy and sexual difference so central to feminist film theory to the critique of mass culture, its degradation of cultural investiture, in the writings of the Frankfurt School (Adorno, Horkheimer, Kluge).

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0621 Culture
P Language and Literature
Depositing User: Vicky Lebeau
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:55
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2012 13:03
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/22957
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