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Author Shmidt, Victoria R., author.

Title A critical history of health films in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond / Victoria Shmidt and Karl Kaser.

Publication Info. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2024.


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Description 1 online resource.
Series Routledge open history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction : non-linear historicizing as a method for studying health films -- The interwar obsession with family : eugenic pathos vs. humanistic skepticism -- Collective care vs. the "backward" family in Jak Vašíček přišel k nohám -- The institutionalized child as a precondition for the healthy nation in the films of Mladen Širola -- Central and Eastern European film in the search for deconstructing the institutionalized child -- The complex legacy of early animated health films in Eastern Europe -- Bacilínek (1922) on the stage of the national and global orders of health security -- Health films for children : between cultural reciprocity and popular scientism -- Health films as Bildungsroman for teaching men -- Masculinity in health films for the rural population -- Health films in the service of eugenic surveillance over women -- Sion ve světle as the first health film for the periphery : the birth of the canon -- Ikina sudbina and Dobro za zlo : extending the canon of health films to the Muslim periphery -- Films of the National Tuberculosis Association : rooting health films for the periphery in the racial hierarchies of the interwar United States.
Summary "The burgeoning scholarship on Western health films stands in stark contrast to the vacuum in the historical conceptualization of Eastern European films. This book develops a nonlinear historical model that revises their unique role in the inception of national cinematography and establishing supranational health security. Readers witness the revelation of an unknown history, concerning how the health films produced in Eastern European countries not only adopted Western patterns of propaganda but actively participated in its formation, especially with regard to those considered "others": women and the populations of the periphery. The authors elaborate the long "echo" of the discursive practices introduced by health films within public health propaganda, as well as the attempts to negate and deconstruct such practices by rebellious filmmakers. A wide range of methods, including the analysis of the sociological biographies of filmmakers, the historical reconstruction of public campaigns against diseases, and an investigation into the production of health films, contextualizes these films along a multifaceted continuum stretching between the adaptation of global patterns and the cultivation of national authenticities. The book is aimed at those who study the history of film, the history of public health, Central and Eastern European countries, and global history"-- Provided by publisher.
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Biography Victoria Shmidt is a Senior Researcher at the University of Graz in Austria. Her main interest is to deepen the approaches toward racial thinking in Central Eastern European countries. Recent publications include book zHistoricizing Roma in Central Europe Between Critical Whiteness and Epistemic Injusticey (2021). Karl Kaser is a Professor of Southeast European history and anthropology at the University of Graz, Austria. His research focuses on historical-anthropological issues and encompasses topics such as gender relations and historical visual cultures. His most recent book is Femininities and Masculinities in the Digital Age.
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Subject Motion pictures in health education -- Europe, Eastern -- History.
Motion pictures in health education -- Europe, Central -- History.
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Germany
HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Added Author Kaser, Karl, 1954-2022, author.
Other Form: Print version: Shmidt, Victoria R. Critical history of health films in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2024 9781032215143 (DLC) 2023041407
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