Cinema and Fetishism: The Disavowal of a Concept

Cinema and Fetishism: The Disavowal of a Concept Historical Materialism , volume 13:1 (85–116) © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2005 Also available online – www.brill.nl 1 See Doane 1991 for such a critique. The charge of ahistoricism is cast in a slightly different light, however, if we take de Lauretis and Heath’s edited volume The Cinematic Apparatus (1980) as representative of work produced in the field at this time. Over half of the contributions to the volume consist of historical accounts of cinematic technology, including Stephen Heath on technology as a historical and cultural form, Sean Homer Cinema and Fetishism: The Disavowal of a Concept For a brief period in the late 1970s and early 1980s, film studies was dominated by the psychoanalytically and Marxist informed theory associated with the journals Cahiers du Cinéma in France and Screen in the UK. Through the work of Jean-Louis Baudry, Christian Metz, Laura Mulvey, Teresa de Lauretis and Stephen Heath (amongst others), the notion o f t h e c i n e m a t i c a p p a r a t u s w a s e l a b o r a t e d t o account for the cinema as an ideological http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Historical Materialism Brill

Cinema and Fetishism: The Disavowal of a Concept

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BRILL
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© 2005 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1465-4466
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1569-206X
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10.1163/1569206053620771
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Historical Materialism , volume 13:1 (85–116) © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2005 Also available online – www.brill.nl 1 See Doane 1991 for such a critique. The charge of ahistoricism is cast in a slightly different light, however, if we take de Lauretis and Heath’s edited volume The Cinematic Apparatus (1980) as representative of work produced in the field at this time. Over half of the contributions to the volume consist of historical accounts of cinematic technology, including Stephen Heath on technology as a historical and cultural form, Sean Homer Cinema and Fetishism: The Disavowal of a Concept For a brief period in the late 1970s and early 1980s, film studies was dominated by the psychoanalytically and Marxist informed theory associated with the journals Cahiers du Cinéma in France and Screen in the UK. Through the work of Jean-Louis Baudry, Christian Metz, Laura Mulvey, Teresa de Lauretis and Stephen Heath (amongst others), the notion o f t h e c i n e m a t i c a p p a r a t u s w a s e l a b o r a t e d t o account for the cinema as an ideological

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Published: Jan 1, 2005

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