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The Flash of Capital: Film and Geopolitics in Japan (Asia-Pacific)

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The Flash of Capital analyzes the links between Japan’s capitalist history and its film history, illuminating what these connections reveal about film culture and everyday life in Japan. Looking at a hundred-year history of film and capitalism, Eric Cazdyn theorizes a cultural history that highlights the spaces where film and the nation transcend their customary borders—where culture and capital crisscross—and, in doing so, develops a new way of understanding historical change and transformation in modern Japan and beyond.

Cazdyn focuses on three key moments of historical contradiction: colonialism, post-war reconstruction, and globalization. Considering great classics of Japanese film, documentaries, works of science fiction, animation, and pornography, he brings to light cinematic attempts to come to terms with the tensions inherent in each historical moment—tensions between the colonizer and the colonized, between the individual and the collective, and between the national and the transnational. Paying close attention to political context, Cazdyn shows how formal inventions in the realms of acting, film history and theory, thematics, documentary filmmaking, and adaptation articulate a struggle to solve implacable historical problems. This innovative work of cultural history and criticism offers explanations of historical change that challenge conventional distinctions between the aesthetic and the geopolitical.

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Relates the history of Japanese film to the history of the capitalist transformation of Japan.

About the Author

Eric Cazdyn is Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies, Film, and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822329121
Author:
Cazdyn, Eric
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Editor:
Rey Chow
Author:
Masao Miyoshi
Author:
Chow, Rey
Author:
Cazdyn
Author:
Harootunian, Harry
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Motion picture industry
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Motion pictures -- Japan -- History.
Subject:
Motion picture industry -- Japan -- History.
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
72 illus.
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9.38x6.16x1.16 in. 1.39 lbs.

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