School and University in the Mirror of Soviet and Russian Cinema
Fedorov, A.V., Levitskaya, A.A., Gorbatkova, O.I. School and university in the mirror of Soviet and Russian cinema. Moscow: ICO Information for All, 2019. 172 p.
172 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2018
Date Written: October 7, 2018
The relevance of the book topic is highlighted by the following reasons: audiovisual media (cinematography, television, and the internet) are effective means of affecting the audience, especially school children and youth (due to their age peculiarities and a high degree of their media contacts); in recent decades Russian schools and universities have significantly been altered and reformed and are still the focal point of vigorous debates; consequently, the analysis of school and university topic transformation in the mirror of Soviet & Russian audiovisual media texts is highly topical nowadays both for culture studies, film studies and media education.
The research material of this book is audiovisual media texts about school and university; the authors use a comparative hermeneutic analysis of audiovisual media texts relating to the topic (including stereotypes analysis, ideological analysis, identification analysis, iconographic analysis, narrative analysis of media texts, media text’s character analysis, etc.), anthropological and gender analyses.
For researchers in the field of cinematography, pedagogy, cultural studies, media culture, sociology, political science, for teachers, post-graduate students and university students of humanitarian specialties.
Keywords: film, school theme, student, media, media text, cinema, USSR, Russia
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