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Mapping a Typology of the Film Producer – Or, Six Producers in Search of an Author

Beyond the Bottom Line : The Producer in Film and Television Studies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The cult of the director, particularly in relation to European cinema, has meant that academic attempts to analyse and discuss other types of talent involved in film-making have been virtually non-existent. The film producer has generally...

Openings and Conclusions

Pietari Kääpä

Pietari Kääpä is Lecturer in Media and Communications at University of Stirling, UK. His research work synergizes transnational film and media studies with ecocriticism. Kääpä has published widely on transnational Nordic cinema and issues relating to ecocinema, including collections and articles exploring ecocritical concerns in Chinese cinema, in relation to audiences, documentary politics and minority film production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ecology and Contemporary Nordic Cinemas : From Nation-building to Ecocosmopolitanism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The scope of ecocinema produced in the Nordic countries varies extensively, ranging from the appropriation of nature for culture and capital to valorizations of deep ecology and complex hybridity. I have identified three poles of ecological...

Responsibility and the Nordic Model

Pietari Kääpä

Pietari Kääpä is Lecturer in Media and Communications at University of Stirling, UK. His research work synergizes transnational film and media studies with ecocriticism. Kääpä has published widely on transnational Nordic cinema and issues relating to ecocinema, including collections and articles exploring ecocritical concerns in Chinese cinema, in relation to audiences, documentary politics and minority film production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ecology and Contemporary Nordic Cinemas : From Nation-building to Ecocosmopolitanism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The scope of this book has gradually expanded from studies of heritage culture to explorations of multicultural ideology in an egalitarian Norden. Moving from the level of domestic concerns to a more global scale is entirely relevant...

Eco-cosmopolitan Urges and Documentary Film

Pietari Kääpä

Pietari Kääpä is Lecturer in Media and Communications at University of Stirling, UK. His research work synergizes transnational film and media studies with ecocriticism. Kääpä has published widely on transnational Nordic cinema and issues relating to ecocinema, including collections and articles exploring ecocritical concerns in Chinese cinema, in relation to audiences, documentary politics and minority film production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ecology and Contemporary Nordic Cinemas : From Nation-building to Ecocosmopolitanism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Sustainable development has become a mantra for eco-economic optimists, a source of concern for those in the developing world who fear an ethic of sustainability may be evoked to keep their economies down, and a target of attack...

Urban Ecologies of the Nordic Welfare State

Pietari Kääpä

Pietari Kääpä is Lecturer in Media and Communications at University of Stirling, UK. His research work synergizes transnational film and media studies with ecocriticism. Kääpä has published widely on transnational Nordic cinema and issues relating to ecocinema, including collections and articles exploring ecocritical concerns in Chinese cinema, in relation to audiences, documentary politics and minority film production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ecology and Contemporary Nordic Cinemas : From Nation-building to Ecocosmopolitanism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...A key consideration in any analysis of the political dimensions of Nordic cinema is the constitutive ideology of the welfare state. Numerous studies in sociology, culture, economics and politics explore the diverse manifestations of welfare...

The Act of Killing

Jeff Swimmer

Jeff Swimmer is Associate Professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, USA, where he teaches Documentary Production and directs the renowned International Documentary program. He is an award-winning Writer and Producer of documentary films on both sides of the Atlantic. His programs have aired on BBC, PBS, NBC News, HBO, A&E, CNN, DISCOVERY, THE HISTORY CHANNEL, TRAVEL CHANNEL, ARTE and many others. His 2001 Northern Ireland: Dying For Peace (Supervising Producer, CNN) won a DuPont Award in 2001. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Documentary Case Studies : Behind the Scenes of the Greatest (True) Stories Ever Told

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...director and producerJoshua OppenheimerBest Documentary Feature, Oscar Nomination 2013summaryThis shocking and magnificent experimental film explores the lives of unrepentant former killers in Indonesia, who gleefully act out their crimes...

Intercultural Approaches to Ecocinema

Pietari Kääpä

Pietari Kääpä is Lecturer in Media and Communications at University of Stirling, UK. His research work synergizes transnational film and media studies with ecocriticism. Kääpä has published widely on transnational Nordic cinema and issues relating to ecocinema, including collections and articles exploring ecocritical concerns in Chinese cinema, in relation to audiences, documentary politics and minority film production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ecology and Contemporary Nordic Cinemas : From Nation-building to Ecocosmopolitanism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...This book has so far outlined some of the scope of Nordic ecocinema, which ranges from questions of human ecology to heritage dynamics, from environmental justice to neoliberal systems of resource exploitation. The majority of these cases...

Education or Indoctrination: Children’s Cinema

Pietari Kääpä

Pietari Kääpä is Lecturer in Media and Communications at University of Stirling, UK. His research work synergizes transnational film and media studies with ecocriticism. Kääpä has published widely on transnational Nordic cinema and issues relating to ecocinema, including collections and articles exploring ecocritical concerns in Chinese cinema, in relation to audiences, documentary politics and minority film production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ecology and Contemporary Nordic Cinemas : From Nation-building to Ecocosmopolitanism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The different approaches in ecological representation – the convergent, the divergent, and the transvergent – find multiple variations in the Nordic context. From the predominantly convergent logic of national narration in heritage cinema...

Brownfields of Late Capitalism

Pietari Kääpä

Pietari Kääpä is Lecturer in Media and Communications at University of Stirling, UK. His research work synergizes transnational film and media studies with ecocriticism. Kääpä has published widely on transnational Nordic cinema and issues relating to ecocinema, including collections and articles exploring ecocritical concerns in Chinese cinema, in relation to audiences, documentary politics and minority film production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ecology and Contemporary Nordic Cinemas : From Nation-building to Ecocosmopolitanism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The previous chapters have addressed the ways national narratives use nature as a cultural resource, often vindicating traditionalist or even conservative politics. If urbanity was a concern in these films, it was constructed...

Representing the End Times

Pietari Kääpä

Pietari Kääpä is Lecturer in Media and Communications at University of Stirling, UK. His research work synergizes transnational film and media studies with ecocriticism. Kääpä has published widely on transnational Nordic cinema and issues relating to ecocinema, including collections and articles exploring ecocritical concerns in Chinese cinema, in relation to audiences, documentary politics and minority film production. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ecology and Contemporary Nordic Cinemas : From Nation-building to Ecocosmopolitanism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...By focusing on the diverse combinations of nature writing and national narration, this study continues interrogating the appropriation of nature for various cultural and socio-political purposes. Previous studies on American (Brereton 2005;...