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Art, Cinema and Society : Sociological Perspectives

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Do Nascimento, Jonas Alexandre:
Art, Cinema and Society : Sociological Perspectives.
In: Global Journal of Human-Social Science C: Sociology & Culture. Vol. 19 (19 November 2019) Issue 5 . - pp. 18-28.
ISSN 2249-460X

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How can cinema be used to understand our society? Different sociologists asked throughout history this question. Generally, they assume that since all subjects act within social institutions, films necessarily tell us something about aspects of life in society. Besides, their "visual power," and their narratives, would be even able to shape our expectations in unconscious ways. That's because the “social life” is presented to us as orderly, where people accept prescribed roles that they find satisfactory or unsatisfactory. Some of them portray alienation and despair, as well as a series of ways in which people face their social conditions and the challenges that life imposes on them. In this sense, watching a film becomes a sociologically significant event as its experience affects us emotionally, psychologically, and pedagogically. Based on this, the paper aims to discuss some sociological perspectives on the relationship between art, cinema, and society.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Cinema; Society; Sociological Theory; Culture; Artwork
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Chair Romance Languages and Comparative Literature > Chair Romance Languages and Comparative Literature - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ute Fendler
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Institute of African Studies - IAS > Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies - BAAAS
Research Institutions > Collaborative Research Centers, Research Unit > EXC 2052 - Africa Multiple: Afrikastudien neu gestalten
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology
Date Deposited: 11 May 2022 09:39
Last Modified: 11 May 2022 09:39
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/69584