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dc.contributor.authorBisson, Vincent J., 1984-
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-03T21:50:39Z
dc.date.available2010-11-03T21:50:39Z
dc.date.issued2010-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1794/10816
dc.descriptionxi, 180 p. A print copy of this thesis is available through the UO Libraries. Search the library catalog for the location and call number.en_US
dc.description.abstractDrawing upon theories from folkloristics, history, and audience studies, this thesis analyzes historical films, their reception, and the importance of history and film in everyday life. Using an interdisciplinary approach, I demonstrate how a folkloric perspective may contribute to and strengthen the study ofhistorical films by emphasizing the attributes of narrative and belief at the vernacular level of reception. With an ethnographic and qualitative focus on the informal, common, and everyday film viewing habits of specific individuals in relation to historical belief, this project provides empirical evidence that is necessary for a more accurate understanding of the function and reception of historical films. This study also re-examines the formal aspects of historical films in relation to historical re-construction, the definition and categorization of such films, their reception, their function beyond entertainment, and the need for an integration of new research in both audience studies and folklore studies.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCommittee in Charge: Dr. Daniel Wojcik, Chair; Dr. Jeffrey Hanes; Dr. Bish Senen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Oregonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of University of Oregon theses, Interdisciplinary Studies Program: Individualized Program, M.A., 2010;
dc.subjectHistorical films -- history and criticismen_US
dc.subjectCultural anthropologyen_US
dc.subjectFolkloreen_US
dc.subjectMass communicationsen_US
dc.subjectFilm studiesen_US
dc.titleHistorical Film Reception: An Ethnographic Focus beyond Entertainmenten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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