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ERIC Number: EJ783971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Teaching Historical Geographies of American Film Production
Lukinbeal, Chris
Journal of Geography, v101 n6 p250-260 Nov 2002
The geographies of Hollywood are multiple, contradictory, ephemeral and tangible. Our preconceived conceptions of space and place play a dynamic role in what elements we tend to focus on when discussing the cultural industry of American cinema. This essay uses Hollywood as a metaphor for the American film production industry and a historical geography of production as a framework to explore major spatial and structural changes within this industry from its inception to the present. It highlights teaching methods and materials from the course A Geography of Film at Southern Connecticut State University. Mode of production relates to the economic process where capital, labor, knowledge and imagination are blended to produce a culturalized product for consumption. The American film industry is a fine example of the commodification of culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California