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The Resource Magical thinking, fantastic film, and the illusions of neoliberalism, Michael J. Blouin

Magical thinking, fantastic film, and the illusions of neoliberalism, Michael J. Blouin

Label
Magical thinking, fantastic film, and the illusions of neoliberalism
Title
Magical thinking, fantastic film, and the illusions of neoliberalism
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Blouin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book analyzes how contemporary popular films with fantastic themes, including Candyman, Frozen, The Cabin in the Woods, and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, cultivate neo-liberal subjectivities. These films promise dramatic change, but they too often deliver more of the same. Although proponents maintain the illusion that the militant enforcement of free-market economics will resolve racism, climate change, and imperialism, their magical thinking actually fuels the crises. Magical Thinking, Fantastic Film, and the Illusions of Neo-liberalism explores the ways in which the visual economies of Hollywood fantasy compliment this particular political economy
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
791.43/75
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.F36
LC item number
B56 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Magical thinking, fantastic film, and the illusions of neoliberalism, Michael J. Blouin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Climate Change and the "Greenwashing" of Hollywood Fantasies
  • 6.
  • American Horror, Global Commons, and The Cabin in the Woods
  • 7.
  • Biopolitics and Movies About Magic
  • 8.
  • CODA: The Hunger Games, The Watchmen, and The Confused Critic
  • 1.
  • Introduction: Neoliberal Fantasies
  • 2.
  • (Neo)liberalism and the Banal Apocalypse
  • 3.
  • Cinematic Enchantment and the Magic of the Market
  • 4.
  • Candyman and Neoliberal Racism
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 245 pages
Isbn
9781137531957
Lccn
2016937720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)950688469
Label
Magical thinking, fantastic film, and the illusions of neoliberalism, Michael J. Blouin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Climate Change and the "Greenwashing" of Hollywood Fantasies
  • 6.
  • American Horror, Global Commons, and The Cabin in the Woods
  • 7.
  • Biopolitics and Movies About Magic
  • 8.
  • CODA: The Hunger Games, The Watchmen, and The Confused Critic
  • 1.
  • Introduction: Neoliberal Fantasies
  • 2.
  • (Neo)liberalism and the Banal Apocalypse
  • 3.
  • Cinematic Enchantment and the Magic of the Market
  • 4.
  • Candyman and Neoliberal Racism
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 245 pages
Isbn
9781137531957
Lccn
2016937720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)950688469

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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