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Film and History (Theory and History) [Paperback]

Dr James Chapman

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30 Oct 2013 0230363873 978-0230363878
Film is the pre-eminent mass medium of the modern age. It is a valuable source of evidence for the study of both the past and the contemporary world, and is a social practice that has affected the lives of millions. How can historians engage with this important and influential medium?

Written for both students and teachers, Film and History:

• provides a concise, accessible introduction to the use of film in historical enquiry and a summary of the main theoretical debates
• charts the development of film history as a subject area and a discipline in its own right
• considers different approaches to film history, including film as an art form, as ideology, as a historical source, and as a social practice
• includes case studies to ground discussion of theories and approaches in specific examples.

Wide-ranging and authoritative, Film and History equips students with the methods both to analyse film texts and to understand the place of film in history and culture.


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James Chapman (born 1968) is a cultural historian specialising in British cinema, television and popular culture. He studied History and Film Studies at the University of East Anglia (1988-1992) and undertook his doctoral research at Lancaster University (1992-95). He was Lecturer in Film and Television History at The Open University (1996-2005) and was appointed founding Professor of Film Studies at the University of Leicester in 2005.

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'Written by one of our leading film historians, Film and History is both accessible and lively and provides an ideal introduction to the subject.' - Peter Hutchings, Northumbria University, UK

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A lively and approachable introduction which demonstrates to students how film can be used for the purpose of historical study


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