Burges, Joel. () Out of sync and out of work :history and the obsolescence of labor in contemporary cultureMLA Citation
Burges, Joel. Out Of Sync And Out Of Work: History And The Obsolescence Of Labor In Contemporary Culture. : . Print.
Out of sync and out of work : history and the obsolescence of labor in contemporary culture /
|Published:||New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, |
|Topics:||Working class in motion pictures. | Working class in literature. | Unemployed in literature. | Motion pictures - Social aspects - United States. | American fiction - 20th century - History and criticism. | English fiction - 20th century - History and criticism. | PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism. | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Labor. | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies. | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes.|
|Genres:||Criticism, interpretation, etc.|
|Physical Description:||v, 204 pages ; 24 cm
|Includes:||Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Summary:||"Out of Sync & Out of Work explores the representation of obsolescence, particularly of labor, in film and literature during a historical moment in which automation has intensified in capitalist economies. Joel Burges analyzes texts such as The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Wreck-It Ralph, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Iron Council, and examines their "means" of production. Those means include a range of subjects and narrative techniques, including the "residual means" of including classic film stills in a text, the "obstinate means" of depicting machine breaking, the "dated means" of employing the largely defunct technique of stop-motion animation, and the "obsolete" means of celebrating a labor strike. In every case, the novels and films that Burges scrutinizes call on these means to activate the reader's/viewer's awareness of historical time. Out of Sync & Out of Work advances its readers' grasp of the complexities of historical time in contemporary culture, moving the study of temporality forward in film and media studies, literary studies, critical theory, and cultural critique"--