SAC 352 Midterm Study Guide

SAC 352 Midterm Study Guide - SASHA WANG Midterm Study...

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SASHA WANG Midterm Study Guide The midterm for this course will take place on Wednesday, October 22. The exam will begin promptly at 3:10 pm, so you should be in your seats ready to begin at that time. It should take no longer than 50 minutes. BRING YOUR OWN BLUE BOOK. The midterm exam will be comprised of identifications, fill-in-the-blank questions, and multiple- choice questions derived from lectures and readings from the first half of the semester. Some of the terms that you should know for the midterm: “The Nation” - According to Gellner, the state is “that institution or set of institutions specifically concerned with the enforcement of order…such as police forces and courts.” Nations are formed by people of the same “culture,” who “recognize certain mutual rights and duties and duties to each other in virtue of their shared membership of [the nation]. Nationalism, then, is primarily a political principle, which holds that the political and national unit should be congruent. According to Benedict Anderson, the nation is “an imagined political community- and imagined as bother inherently limited and sovereign.” Nationalism - According to Gellner, is primarily a political principle, which holds that the political and the national unit should be congruent. Historiography - The practice of writing history. The social practice of time necessitates an understanding of how we agree to write it. Hegel’s 3 major types of the historical method: 1) original history 2) reflective history (universal history, Pragmatic, Critical) 3) philosophic history. Other prominent historiography figures are Marx, Foucault, Benjamin, Anderson, and Gellner. Industrial history includes social organization of labor and the history of: Hollywood Studios, production companies, talent agencies; economic competition vs. collaboration; the regulation of the industry by the state. Aesthetic history includes changes in narratives, changes in narrative conventions, changes in visual “style,” and interactions with other parts of “visual culture.” Auteurial history includes the great directors and great men (anti-industrial) as well as the neo-Romantic (anti-industrial). National history includes national cinema and the “nation.” * Archaeology vs. Genealogy - According to Foucault, archaeology is looking at a given moment in time or society, and looking at all of the competing systems of thought at that moment. Genealogy is the study of ancestry and family histories. Cinema vs. Film - According to the Oxford English Dictionary, film is “a membrane, animal or vegetable,” “a thin pellicle forming a coating or overlying layer,” “photography,” or “a cinematographic representation of a story, drama, episode, event, etc.” Cinema is the social conventions and institutions through and by and which films are produced, distributed, exhibited, and viewed; cinema is not an object, per se, but rather a social organization, or set of social practices. Conventions
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