The Resource Cinema and television in Singapore : resistance in one dimension, by Kenneth Paul Tan

Cinema and television in Singapore : resistance in one dimension, by Kenneth Paul Tan

Label
Cinema and television in Singapore : resistance in one dimension
Title
Cinema and television in Singapore
Title remainder
resistance in one dimension
Statement of responsibility
by Kenneth Paul Tan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Through close readings of contemporary made-in-Singapore films (by Jack Neo, Eric Khoo, and Royston Tan) and television programs (Singapore Idol, sitcoms, and dramas), this book explores the possibilities and limitations of resistance within an advanced capitalist-industrial society whose authoritarian government skillfully negotiates the risks and opportunities of balancing its on-going nation-building project and its "global city" aspirations. This book adopts a framework inspired by Antonio Gramsci that identifies ideological struggles in art and popular culture, but maintains the importance of Herbert Marcuse's one-dimensional society analysis as theoretical limits to recognize the power of authoritarian capitalism to subsume works of art and popular culture even as they attempt consciously - even at times successfully - to negate and oppose dominant hegemonic formations."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
791.43095957
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.S45
LC item number
T36 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Social sciences in Asia,
  • Social sciences in Asia,
Series volume
  • v. 16
  • v. 16
Label
Cinema and television in Singapore : resistance in one dimension, by Kenneth Paul Tan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-290) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One-dimensional Singapore -- The culture industry in renaissance-city Singapore -- Singapore idol : consuming nation and democracy -- Under one ideological roof : TV sitcoms and drama series -- Imagining the Chinese community through the films of Jack Neo -- The tragedy of the heartlands in the films of Eric Khoo -- The films of Royston Tan : local notoriety, international acclaim
Control code
ocn652372046
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 304 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789047433330
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3572027x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)652372046
  • pebcs9047433335

Library Locations

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