Shooting the Family

Transnational Media and Intercultural Values

Edited by Patricia Pisters and Wim Staat

Shooting the Family
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Edited by Patricia Pisters and Wim Staat

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224 pages | 6-1/4 x 9-1/4 | © 2005
Paper $43.95 ISBN: 9789053567500 Published April 2005 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Shooting the Family, a collection of essays on the contemporary media landscape, explores ever-changing representations of family life on a global scale. The contributors argue that new recording technologies allows families an unusual kind of freedom—until now unknown—to define and respond to their own lives and memories. Recently released videos made by young émigrés as they discover new homelands and resolve conflicts with their parents, for example, reverberate alongside the dark portrayals of family life in the formal filmmaking of Ang Lee. This book will be a boon to scholars of film theory and media studies, as well as to anyone interested in the construction of the family in a postmodern world.
Introduction by Patricia Pisters and Wim Staat
Part 1: The Family and the Media
1. Capturing the Family: Home Video in the Age of Digital Reproduction
José van Dijck
2. Migrant Children Mediating Family Relations
Sonja de Leeuw
3. The Shooting Family: Gender and Ethnicity in the New Dutch Police Series
Joke Hermes and Joost de Bruin
Part 2: Private Matters, Public Families
4. Family Portrait: Queering the Nuclear Family in François Ozon's Sitcom
Jaap Kooijman
5. Radicalism Begins at Home: Fundamentalism and the Family in My Son the Fanatic
Laura Copier
6. Family Matters in Eat Drink Man Woman: Food, Envy, Family Longing, or Intercultural Knowledge through the Senses?
Tarja Laine
Part 3: Translating Family Values
7. Saved by Betrayal? Ang Lee's Translations of "Chinese" Family Ideology
Jeroen de Kloet
8. Eurydice's Diasporic Voice: Marcel Camus's Black Orpheus and the Family in Poet's Hell
Catherine M. Lord
9. Archiving the (Secret) Family in Egoyan's Family Viewing
Marie-Aude Baronian
Part 4: Loving Families
10. Suspending the Body: Biopower and the Contradictions of Family Values
Sudeep Dasgupta
11. Unfamiliar Film: Sisters Unsettling Family Habits
Wim Staat
12. Micropolitics of the Migrant Family in Accented Cinema: Love and Creativity in Empire
Patricia Pisters
List of Contributors
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