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September 2006

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Genre, Gender, Race, and World Cinema

Julie Codell
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Julie Codell

"Genre, Gender, Race, and World Cinema" is an innovative anthology that introduces the study of film theory using the four topics of genre, gender, race and world cinema, to encourage critical discussion.

  • A major anthology geared towards course use, which covers key concepts in film studies through analysis of important films from American, Asian, European and African cinema.
  • Combines formal, historical, cultural and theoretical approaches to study.
  • Analyzes how film represents and influences individual and societal constructs of identity.
  • Uses selected readings to introduce inter-textual relations between the readings and the films they discuss.
  • Contains section introductions that map the themes and histories of each topic, and raise theoretical issues specific to each.


Julie Codell is an art history professor at ASU and affiliate in film and Asian studies.

Praise for this book

"Julie Codell’s anthology ... is a collection that overlaps the territory of various recent publications … while forging links and mapping interconnections between its prime concerns … Altogether, this collection should encourage students to explore areas of cinema beyond the conventional English-language mainstream, enriching their viewing experience and offering insights and wider cultural contexts for the films they watch.”

The Times Higher Education Supplement

"This is a volume whose time has come: a new kind of film text to suit an era when globalization challenges the authority of local cultures, and diasporic mobility is the order of the day."

State University of New York at Stony Brook