Behind Closed Doors: Film as Text and the Exploration of Reading Practices in Sanctioned Institutional Abuse

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Title:
Behind Closed Doors: Film as Text and the Exploration of Reading Practices in Sanctioned Institutional Abuse
Author:
di Filippo, JoAnn
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
This dissertation brings critical visual culture studies to bear on mediatized representations of sanctioned institutional abuse. In particular, my dissertation seeks to explore and analyze the dynamics of the visual culture in reel/real social dramas of sanctioned institutional abuse, relations of power and the construction/destruction of oppositional voices struggling to seek justice. Focusing on Turner's work in understanding social dramas, I contextualize three "true account" films to explore how cultural studies, film form, function, and theory play critical roles in spectator viewing and the development of viewer reading practices. I argue that actions perpetrated on oppositional voices and subsequent discovery of truth create a visual discourse that makes an impact on the social order and, and how reel cinematic representations of this visual discourse impact viewers in developing real reading practices about sanctioned institutional abuse in their everyday lives.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Film; Institutions; Reading; Real; Reel; Comparative Cultural & Literary Studies; Abuse
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Comparative Cultural & Literary Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Babcock, Barbara A.
Committee Chair:
Babcock, Barbara A.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleBehind Closed Doors: Film as Text and the Exploration of Reading Practices in Sanctioned Institutional Abuseen_US
dc.creatordi Filippo, JoAnnen_US
dc.contributor.authordi Filippo, JoAnnen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation brings critical visual culture studies to bear on mediatized representations of sanctioned institutional abuse. In particular, my dissertation seeks to explore and analyze the dynamics of the visual culture in reel/real social dramas of sanctioned institutional abuse, relations of power and the construction/destruction of oppositional voices struggling to seek justice. Focusing on Turner's work in understanding social dramas, I contextualize three "true account" films to explore how cultural studies, film form, function, and theory play critical roles in spectator viewing and the development of viewer reading practices. I argue that actions perpetrated on oppositional voices and subsequent discovery of truth create a visual discourse that makes an impact on the social order and, and how reel cinematic representations of this visual discourse impact viewers in developing real reading practices about sanctioned institutional abuse in their everyday lives.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectFilmen_US
dc.subjectInstitutionsen_US
dc.subjectReadingen_US
dc.subjectRealen_US
dc.subjectReelen_US
dc.subjectComparative Cultural & Literary Studiesen_US
dc.subjectAbuseen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineComparative Cultural & Literary Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBabcock, Barbara A.en_US
dc.contributor.chairBabcock, Barbara A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBabcock, Barbara A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGreenberg, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHaralovich, Mary Bethen_US
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