Film and Cinema

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Geography's engagement with film can be traced to humanistic and Marxist critiques of the dominance of quantitative and regional geography in the 1960s through the 1980s. Approaches to film and debates around the usage of film in geographic research have changed over the year, but a useful heuristic that frames current research trends is the author-text-reader (ATR) model. With this model, film geography has emphasized two epistemologies: hermeneutics and critical analysis of film as text, and extra textual approaches loosely situated around film as part of the cultural economy and the geography of film's form. Film geography is an exciting subfield that combines social theory with film and media studies as well as political and economic geography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Second Edition
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780081022955
ISBN (Print)9780081022962
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Crisis of representation
  • Cultural economy
  • Cultural studies
  • Film
  • Humanism
  • Media
  • Motion pictures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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