Elisa Cuter, Guido Kirsten and Hanna Prenzel on “Precarity in Europ Film"

Elisa Cuter, Guido Kirsten and Hanna Prenzel on “Precarity in Europ Film"

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Films not only entertain – they also probe social injustices and
tell  marginalized stories. Against a backdrop of increasing
economic  inequality, more and more people today are
experiencing precarious  living situations, poverty, and
social exclusion. The book “Precarity in  European Film:
Depictions and Discourses” is a major new contribution  to
research into the representation of class in contemporary visual

In this book talk, Dr. Pablo Dominguez Andersen, communications
director  at De Gruyter, meets the volume’s three editors —
Elisa Cuter, Guido  Kirsten, and Hanna Prenzel — to discuss
questions of precarity in  European cinema. What does
precarity mean exactly? Is class still a  relevant issue
today? And can we identify common themes in these films,
 selected from across Europe? 

The volume brings together renowned scholars and early
 career-researchers in mapping the ways in which European
cinema —  whether mainstream or arthouse, fictional or
documentary, traditional or  experimental — engages with
phenomena of precarity, poverty, and social  exclusion. It
looks at how the filmic traditions of different countries
 reflect the socioeconomic conditions of precarity, and it
illuminates  similarities in the iconography of precarious
lives across cultures. 

The three editors are members of the Emmy Noether Research Group
on  Cinematic Discourses of Deprivation at the Film
University Babelsberg  Konrad Wolf in Potsdam. The book
“Precarity in European Film” is the  first volume in the new
De Gruyter series “Film, Class, Society.”

Link to the book

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