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dc.contributor.advisorHight, Craig
dc.contributor.advisorHardy, Ann
dc.contributor.authorDavies, Megan Jane
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-07T23:50:42Z
dc.date.available2011-08-07T23:50:42Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationDavies, M. J. (2011). A necessary fiction: The ritualisation of stakeholder practices in New Zealand cinema (Thesis, Master of Philosophy (MPhil)). University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/5553en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/5553
dc.description.abstractThis thesis argues that stability of the concept ‘national cinema’ is located in the discursive positioning of individual films in such a way that they are connected to a national ‘common ground’, one which is ritually accessed via engagement with media such as cinema. This positioning, however, is not quantifiable and may not be identified as arising from any particular production practice, dimension of popularity, theme, style, characteristic of production personnel, and so on. By synthesising the work of several theorists and applying this synthesis to a selection of films, a framework of ideas (around the ritualised ‘flagging’ of the national via the expression of stakeholder interests) is applied to cinema in New Zealand. In particular, an ideoscape is ultimately mapped as a result of applying this framework of ideas. The normative assumptions of national cinema are examined in this way and found to be lacking despite the weight that the term ‘national cinema’ continues to have.
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dc.publisherUniversity of Waikato
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dc.titleA necessary fiction: The ritualisation of stakeholder practices in New Zealand cinemaen
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Waikato
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Philosophy (MPhil)
dc.date.updated2011-07-20T21:38:19Z
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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