Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2019

376 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719082986

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The cultural politics of contemporary Hollywood film: Power, culture and society

First Edition

Chris Beasley and Heather Brook

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Uses a cultural-politics approach to develop an up-to-date analysis of Hollywood movies and their implication in political myths, hegemony and soft power
  • Brings insights from political theory, gender studies and cultural theory to its analysis of the construction and reflection of power relations in popular Hollywood movies
  • Avoids treating categories of film by genre or in-depth analysis of particular titles, instead offering multiple examples from a comprehensive and up-to-date array of contemporary Hollywood movies
  • Examines the global reach of Hollywood and its implications for cultural politics and policies at a time when Hollywood practices and products are under increasing scrutiny