- Paperback: 390 pages
- Publisher: Harvard University Press; Revised ed. edition (March 15, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0674058313
- ISBN-13: 978-0674058316
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,445,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Babel and Babylon: Spectatorship in American Silent Film Revised ed. Edition
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A bold and strikingly original exploration...Hansen has produced a work that has revolutionized the concept of spectatorship in American silent film and that will be an essential tool for historians and film scholars alike. (Leslie Fishbein American Historical Review)
An innovative look at the role and impact of class and gender, Hansen's work significantly realigns many of the issues that have traditionally dominated the study of American silent film. (Edward D. C. Campbell, Jr. Journal of American History)
A brilliant study of silent cinema, characterized by meticulous historical scholarship and rigorous and illuminating textual analyses...A work of the first importance in the wider debates about the nature of cultural production and consumption and about texts and reception...This book is a model of what cultural studies ought to be. (Richard Dyer University of Warwick)
Hansen's expansive, detailed, and exceptionally erudite study assesses key instances when cinema spectatorship opened up the possibility of articulating the contradictions of female experience. (Constance Balides Signs)
A brilliant study of silent cinema, characterized by meticulous historical scholarship and rigorous and illuminating textual analyses...A work of the first importance in the wider debates about the nature of cultural production and consumption and about texts and reception...This book is a model of what cultural studies ought to be. (Richard Dyer University of Warwick) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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It is the methodological richness of this book that makes it such a powerful work. Readers are offered astute, inventive close readings of films, informed discussions about historical reception, and cutting-edge ideas about what a mass-culture medium like film might mean for our ideas of public reason.