Abject Spaces in American Cinema
Institutional Settings, Identity and Psychoanalysis in Film
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Publisher:||I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $110.00|
| Book Description: |
American cinema abounds with films set in prisons, asylums, hospitals and other institutions. Rather than orderly places of recovery and rehabilitation, these institutional settings emerge as abject spaces of control and repression in which adult identity is threatened as a narrative impetus. Exploring the abject through issues as diverse as racism, mental illness or the preservation of bodies for organ donation, this book analyses a range of films including 'The Shawshank...