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Constructions of cultural identities in newsreel cinema and television after 1945 / Kornelia Imesch, Sigrid Schade, Samuel Sieber (eds.).

Bielefeld : Transcript, [2016].
230 pages : photos (some color) ; 23 cm.
Summary note:
Newsreel cinema and television not only served as an important tool in the shaping of political spheres and the construction of national and cultural identities up to the 1960s. Today's potent televisual forms were furthermore developed in and strongly influenced by newsreels, and much of the archived newsreel footage is repeatedly used to both illustrate and re-stage past events and their significance. This book addresses newsreel cinema and television as a medium serving the formation of cultural identities in a variety of national contexts after 1945, its role in forming audiovisual narratives of a 'biopic of the nation', and the technical, aesthetical, and political challenges of archiving and restaging cinematic and televisual newsreel.
Proceedings of a symposium held 2012 in Lausanne.
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Includes bibliographical references.
Constructions of cultural identities in newsreel -- The politics of archives, media, power, and identity / Samuel Sieber -- The creation of cultural identity through weekly newsreels in Germany in the 1950s. As illustrated by the Neue Deutsche Wochenschau and the UFA-Wochenschau / Knut Hickethier -- West German state newsreels in the period of the economic miracle 1950-1964. Gender as an open approach / Uta Schwarz -- The visual memory of the Cold War. The long afterlife of the Fox Tönende Wochenschau newsreels on the building of the Berlin Wall / Hilde Hoffmann -- Art exhibitions through newsreels. An avatar for identity politics (1945-1960) / Catalina Ravessoud and Gianni Haver -- Art and culture in newsreel, cinema, and television -- Jean Tinguely & Le Corbusier in Swiss weekly film newsreels and television. Medial rhetorics, medial discourses / Kornelia Imesch -- Fiction and newsreel documentary in Godard's cinema / Pietro Giovannoli -- Between migration and integration. Representing religious boundaries in Swiss documentaries / Marie-Therese Mäder -- Re-marking of differences : culture television and art interplaying. Variability of cultural magazines and their heterogeneous dispositions / Nadja Borer -- Constructing an emancipated culture of art spectatorship? The ambiguity of Ben Lewis's Reportage-series Art safari (2003-2006) / Marcel Bleuler.
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