Bibliographic Details

Trash : African cinema from below / Kenneth W. Harrow.

Author / Creator Harrow, Kenneth W.
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2013.
Description 1 online resource
Language English
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE. Film, Theater and Performing Arts.
Subject Refuse and refuse disposal in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- Africa.
ART -- Film & Video.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Reference.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism.
Motion pictures.
Refuse and refuse disposal in motion pictures.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
ISBN 9780253007575
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Highlighting what is melodramatic, flashy, low, and gritty in the characters, images, and plots of African cinema, the author uses trash as the unlikely metaphor to show how these films have depicted the globalized world. Rather than focusing on topics such as national liberation and postcolonialism, he employs the disruptive notion of trash to propose a destabilizing aesthetics of African cinema. The book argues that the spread of commodity capitalism has bred a culture of materiality and waste that now pervades African film. He posits that a view from below permits a way to understand the tropes of trash present in African cinematic imagery.
Other form Print version: Harrow, Kenneth W. Trash. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2013 9780253007445
Standard no. ebr10666278