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By Frances Pheasant-Kelly

ISBN-10: 1848855974

ISBN-13: 9781848855977

American cinema abounds with movies set in prisons, asylums, hospitals and different associations. instead of orderly locations of restoration and rehabilitation, those institutional settings become abject areas of regulate and repression during which grownup id is threatened as a story impetus. Exploring the abject via concerns as assorted as racism, psychological disease or the renovation of our bodies for organ donation, this booklet analyses a number motion pictures together with 'The Shawshank Redemption' (1994), 'Full steel Jacket' (1987) and 'Girl, Interrupted' (1999) via to cult movies corresponding to 'Carrie' (1976) and 'Bubba Ho-tep' (2002). via analysing scenes of horror and disgust in the context of abject area, Frances Pheasant-Kelly finds how threats to identification happen in scenes of torture, horror and psychosexual repression and are resolved both even though demise or via demanding re-entry into the surface international. This readable and fascinating travel of the abject within the establishment movie might be immensely necessary to scholars of movie experiences, severe idea and Cultural Studies.

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