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By Terri Ginsberg, Andrea Mensch

A better half to German Cinema bargains a wide-ranging choice of essays demonstrating state-of-play scholarship on German cinema at a time in which cinema experiences in addition to German cinema have once more started to flourish.
Offers a cautious mixture of theoretical rigor, conceptual accessibility, and highbrow inclusiveness
Includes essays through famous writers in addition to up-and-coming students who take cutting edge serious methods to either regularly occurring and emergent components within the box, in particular relating to race, gender, sexuality, and (trans)nationalism
Distinctive for its modern relevance, reorienting the sector to the worldwide twenty-first century
Fills serious gaps within the extant scholarship, establishing the sector onto new terrains of severe engagement

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A spouse to German Cinema deals a wide-ranging number of essays demonstrating state-of-play scholarship on German cinema at a time in which cinema experiences in addition to German cinema have once more all started to flourish.
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Because of ‘a certain over-presence of the image—she is the image’, women have two options: ‘the masochism of over-identification or the narcissism entailed in becoming one’s own object of desire, in assuming the image in a most radical way’. For women to masquerade as a transvestite at the cinema empowers them to undermine the stereotype of ‘femininity’ and female power presented there. 113 In the Christian tradition, exactly the same choice Doane nominates for the cinema confronts a female believer as well.

Through iconography, statues, illuminated manuscripts, art, painting, stained glass, hymns and other literary works, the dominant mystical tradition of Europe misrepresented the ethnic origins of Jesus and made him in their own image and likeness. As a result, the racial look of the European colonialists and subsequently their colonies was white. The mystical gaze—which is frequently associated with images: of blinding light and the halo effect—legitimated the racist look and colonial power of the Western industrialised world and was uncritically adopted by its cinema.

Christian women can speak of their loving devotion to Mary, whom they call their Mother, while men aspire to be loving intimates of Jesus, and all Christians want ‘consummation’ with God, who is neither male nor female. From both of these perspectives it can be argued that the masochistic fetishistic gaze owes a theoretical debt to the concept of mysticism. The third point of intersection is the masochism of repetition. Many mystical encounters can be read through Studlar’s lens of reenacting the repossession of the archaic mother.

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