In Focus: Film History, or a Baedeker Guide to the Historical Turn

Higashi, Sumiko
September 2004
Cinema Journal;Fall2004, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p94
Academic Journal
This is an introduction to a series of essays focusing on the relationship of social and cultural history with film history and feminist history. The guest editor defines the difference between social and cultural history. Cultural historians interpret texts, while social historians work with a causal model. Political issues that surfaced in the writing of women's history are re-surfacing with the study of film's history.


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