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New issue of Film International 14.3&4 is now available!

Intellect is thrilled to announce that the new issue of Film International 14.3&4 is now available.

 

For more information about this issue, please click here or email katy@intellectbooks.com.

 

This issue of FINT focuses on the ‘Lives and Deaths of the Yuppie on the American Screen’. As Editor-in-Chief Daniel Lindvall explains, the essays in this issue examine the history of the yuppie on the American screen, from the cusp of the Reagan era to the current aftermath of the Great Recession of 2007-2009. The starting point is the contention that the yuppie remains a key character type of the neoliberal era – in life as well as on screen – pronouncements of his (or more rarely her) death notwithstanding. This is so not least because the defining personality traits of the yuppie – superficial individualism, empathy deficit disorder, conspicuous consumption – perfectly embody the ethos behind the ongoing, ever-deepening and widening marketisation of society and the accompanying and seemingly unstoppable increase in inequality.

 

Articles within this issue include: ‘Rich and Strange’ by Barry Keith Grant, ‘Working Girl and Second-wave Feminism’ by Rosie White, and ‘Character and Capital in the Wall Street Films of Oliver Stone’ by Carl Freedman.

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