Cinema history as social history

Retrospect and prospect

Authored by: Judith Thissen

The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History

Print publication date:  February  2019
Online publication date:  February  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138955844
eBook ISBN: 9781315666051
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315666051-13

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Abstract

So long as cinema history remains solipsistically committed to medium-specificity, starting and ending with the film [as text], then the history of entertainment will remain no more than an entertaining diversion occupying the illustrative margins of other histories.

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