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 Touching Evil, Touching Good

Irena S. M. Makarushka

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the teaching of special topics in the study of religion, in this case the representation of evil. Employing the medium of film to teach this topic enables students to reflect on ... More


Crisis, Crash, and Control: 1914–39

Ranald C. Michie

in The Global Securities Market: A History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280612
eISBN:
9780191712784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280612.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses developments in the global securities market between the two world wars. Topics covered include the securities markets during the First World War, the impact of the First World ... More


A “Crash” Course on Personal Racism

Lawrence Blum

in Ethics at the Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195320398
eISBN:
9780199869534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320398.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The 2005 film Crash deals powerfully with personal racism. Its wide array of story lines raise issues of personal stereotyping, prejudice, racial humiliation, wielding of racial power, and racial and ... More


Frater, Ave atque Vale

Kathleen Riley

in The Astaires: Fred & Adele

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199738410
eISBN:
9780199932955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738410.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

The inaptly titled (as it proved to be) Smiles of 1930 is the subject of this chapter. Despite its promise as a Ziegfeld production and its glamorous cast, which included Marilyn Miller, it failed ... More


The Anatomy of a Newspaper Campaign: Crash

Julian Petley

in Film and Video Censorship in Contemporary Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625383
eISBN:
9780748670871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625383.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) being bullied by Associated Newspapers to restrain it into banning David Cronenberg's Crash, and to encourage local councils to ... More


Generic Performance and Science Fiction Cinema

Christine Cornea

in Science Fiction Cinema: Between Fantasy and Reality

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624652
eISBN:
9780748671106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624652.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses performance strategies linked with the science fiction film genre and the special significance of generic performance in contemporary science fiction film. Using David ... More


Law’s Agent: Cultivated Citizen or Popular Savage? The Crash of the Moral Mirror

Melanie Williams

in Law and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199272235
eISBN:
9780191699603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines J. G. Ballard's novel Crash and film of the same title. It explains that this examination is conducted in relation to the influence of popular culture on the legal system. It ... More


Introduction

Ed Finn

in What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035927
eISBN:
9780262338837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035927.003.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

The introduction lays out the central argument of the book: that algorithms are best understood as complex “culture machines” that we engage on the levels of magical thinking, epistemology, social ... More


Financial Realism in <i>The Fear Index</i>

Arne De Boever

in Finance Fictions: Realism and Psychosis in a Time of Economic Crisis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279166
eISBN:
9780823281435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279166.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter Three compares and contrasts the psychotic realism of Psycho and American Psycho to the financial realism of more contemporary finance fictions such as Alger’s The Darlings. The case-study in ... More


Seducing-Machines

Sean McQueen

in Deleuze and Baudrillard: From Cyberpunk to Biopunk

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414371
eISBN:
9781474422369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414371.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter turns to the 1973 J.G. Ballard novel Crash as well as its 1996 film adaptation by Cronenberg. It aims to make careful distinctions between Deleuze and Baudrillard and show why they ... More


Deconstructing White Ways of Seeing: Interracial-Conflict Films and College-Student Viewers

Kimberly Chabot Davis

in Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038433
eISBN:
9780252096310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038433.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter turns to the medium of film and a different demographic group and reception context: the college classroom. It analyzes the responses of college students to two films about interracial ... More


Circulating Emotion: Race, Gender, and Genre in

E. Deidre Pribram

in Gender Meets Genre in Postwar Cinemas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036613
eISBN:
9780252093661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036613.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Crash (Paul Haggis, 2005) follows a range of diverse but intersecting characters who, in their entirety, are meant to represent a social landscape: modern American urban existence. Through an ... More


Inscribing Racial Bodies and Relieving Responsibility: Examining Racial Politics in Crash

Jamie Moshin and Ronald L. Jackson II

in Critical Rhetorics of Race

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762226
eISBN:
9780814765296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762226.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter studies the film Crash (2004), examining its racial politics and providing a challenging view of a film widely acclaimed as racially progressive. In spite of its racially diverse ... More


Freefall in Inner Space: From Crash to Crash Technology

Simon Sellars

in Speaking Science Fiction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238348
eISBN:
9781781380741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238348.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter first attempts to define ‘science fiction’ and the assumptions underlying its usage. It then presents a reading of J.G. Ballard'novel Crash (1973), which encapsulates much of the ... More


Stock Market Swings and the Value of Innovation, 1908–1929

Tom Nicholas

in Financing Innovation in the United States, 1870 to the Present

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122894
eISBN:
9780262277884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122894.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explores the effect of stock market swings and the economics of financial markets. Using over twenty years of data prior to the Great Crash, the chapter takes a look at firm-level ... More


Accidents and Suburban Modernity

Michael John Law

in The experience of suburban modernity: How private transport changed interwar London

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089190
eISBN:
9781781707999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089190.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter considers the impact of new arterial roads on the mobilities of the wealthier inter-war Londoner, and argues that they occasioned an emergent form of driving that was modern, sensational ... More


The Late-Modern Unconscious: The Object World of J. G. Ballard’s Crash

Christopher Breu

in Insistence of the Material: Literature in the Age of Biopolitics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688913
eISBN:
9781452949178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688913.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of J. G. Ballard’s political novel Crash. The novel suggested that people should recognize that the materiality of desiring cars persists beneath emerging post-Fordist ... More


Complications and Co-operation, 1914–1945

Ranald C. Michie

in British Banking: Continuity and Change from 1694 to the Present

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198727361
eISBN:
9780191793516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727361.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Between 1914 and 1945 the British banking system withstood the effects of two world wars, and a global financial crisis. It proved to be highly resilient despite Britain being heavily engaged in both ... More


Public Policy Issues

Ananth N. Madhavan

in Exchange-Traded Funds and the New Dynamics of Investing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190279394
eISBN:
9780190279424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190279394.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The benefits of ETFs are relatively clear and—as proved by their continuing and growing adoption worldwide—are economically significant. There is no evidence that ETFs have exacerbated volatility in ... More


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