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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Understanding the Moving Image

ISBN 9781844572977
Publication Date January 2020
Formats Hardcover 
Publisher British Film Institute

The Moving Image is now an integral part of our daily lives, representing an increasing share of our cultural activity. New generations of students know the moving image more intimately and more intensely than their predecessors – but they are not always well served in relating this experience to academic study of film and television.

'Understanding the Moving Image' is a new series of short orientation texts in the formal study of screen media, with each book offering introduction to one important topic. All the books are written at an accessible level, with no assumption of prior academic knowledge on the part of the reader, by authors with teaching experience and an interest/specialism in a particular area.

As befitting a British Film Institute Project, the series privileges the study of the moving image – notably cinema and television. Case materials will focus on texts familiar (and readily available) to the intended readership, without ducking the responsibility to raise awareness of longer traditions and broader horizons. All books will have a structure designed to facilitate learning for the individual reader, while remaining suitable for classroom seminar context.

The books will be useful for the following:
- Post-16 students working for examinations in media and film studies
- Course leaders and teachers from schools to first-year university and adult education
- The general reader with no prior background to the subject.


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