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.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||01 Mar 2011|
|Place of Publication||Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|