May You Live Normally Ever After!' ” Popular Film as Pedagogy: Youth, Subjectivity and Australian Cinema

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Abstract

This thesis is part of a move to rethink the normalising subjectivating processes that constitute the youth' subject. Through a conceptualisation of popular film as pedagogy and feminist and post-structuralist theories on subjectivity, popular film culture is considered as being profoundly geared towards the practices of subject formation and (self-)governmentality. As a context where we learn about the self, our culture and our place within it, popular film is understood as a profoundly pedagogical space and complex set of relationships where subjectivities are made and remade. Far from a simple act of transmission, film's knowledges and forms of address meet its audience but misfire' due to the indeterminate and unpredictable encounters between film/makers, audiences and cultural politics.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Charles Sturt University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Green, Bill, Co-Supervisor
  • Reid, Jo-Anne, Co-Supervisor
  • Saltmarsh, Sue, Co-Supervisor
  • Parkes, Robert, Co-Supervisor
Award date01 Mar 2011
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publisher
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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