Seit gut einem halben Jahrhundert zählt Ken Loach zu den wichtigsten Regisseuren des britischen Kinos. Stets sind es die großen sozialen Fragen des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts (Arbeit und Arbeitslosigkeit, Wohnungsnot, Armut, Migration und Krieg), auf die sich sein Schaffen richtet. Loachs Kino ist politische Intervention, es bezieht rückhaltlos Position und erhebt die Stimme gegen gesellschaftliche Missstände und Ungleichheit. Der vorliegende Band zeigt Loachs Arbeit in einer Vielzahl von Genres sowie in der Auseinandersetzung mit unterschiedlichen Bühnen des ›everyday life‹. Als Loach 2016 für I, DANIEL BLAKE zum wiederholten Mal in Cannes mit der Goldenen Palme ausgezeichnet wurde, würdigte man nicht nur einen herausragenden Regisseur und Chronisten unserer Zeit, sondern auch einen niemals ruhenden Aktivisten, der konsequent für bedrohte Werte – wie gemeinschaftliche Verantwortung und Solidarität – kämpft und daher auch an sein Publikum fortwährend die Frage adressiert: "Which Side Are You On?"
"The Cinema of Ken Loach: Art in the Service of the People examines the linking of art and politics that distinguishes the work of this leading British film director. Loach's films manifest recurrent themes over a long period of working with various collaborators, yet his handling of those themes has changed throughout his career. This book examines those changes as a way of reaching an understanding of Loach's style and meaning. It evaluates how Loach incorporates his political beliefs and those of his writers into his work and augments this thematic interpretation with contextual information gleaned from original archive research and new interviews."--BOOK JACKET.
The Third Policeman
Author: Flann O'Brien
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
With the publication of The Third Policeman, Dalkey Archive Press now has all of O'Brien's fiction back in print.
A Kestrel for a Knave
Author: Barry Hines
Publisher: Penguin UK
Life is tough and cheerless for Billy Casper, a disillusioned teenager growing up in a small Yorkshire mining town. Violence is commonplace and he is frequently cold and hungry. Yet he is determined to be a survivor and when he finds Kes, a kestrel hawk he discovers a passion in life. Billy identifies with her proud silence and she inspired in him the trust and love that nothing else can. Intense and raw and bitingly honest, A KETREL FOR A KNAVE was first published in 1968 and was also madeinto a highly acclaimed film, 'Kes', directed by Ken Loach.
Characters in Fictional Worlds
Author: Jens Eder, Fotis Jannidis, Ralf Schneider
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Although fictional characters have long dominated the reception of literature, films, television programs, comics, and other media products, only recently have they begun to attract their due attention in literary and media theory. The book systematically surveys today´s diverse and at times conflicting theoretical perspectives on fictional character, spanning research on topics such as the differences between fictional characters and real persons, the ontological status of characters, the strategies of their representation and characterization, the psychology of their reception, as well as their specific forms and constellations in - and across - different media, from the book to the internet.
This is a book for activists, students, scholars of social movements and adult education and for the public interested in the contemporary movements of our times. From the streets of Barcelona and Athens, the public squares in Cairo, Tunis and Tripoli, the flash mobs and virtual learning of the #Occupy movement, and the shack dwellers of South Africa people around the world are organising themselves to take action against the ravages of a capitalism that serves the greedy while impoverishing the rest. Social movements have arisen or re-arisen in virtually every sector of human activity from concerns about the fate of our planet earth, to dignity for those living with HIV/AIDS, to feeding ourselves in healthier ways and survival in places of violent conflict. At the heart of each of these movements are activists and ordinary people learning how to change their lives and how to change the world. This book offers contemporary theoretical and practical insights into the learning that happens both within and outside of social movements. Social movement scholars present work linked to the arts, to organic farming, to environmental action, to grassroots activists in the Global South, to the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement, the shackdwellers movements, school reform and the role of Marx, Gramscii and Williams in understanding social movement learning. The greatest contribution of this inspiring book is to remind us that learning and education in social movements help to make a difference. Not only does this collection enable us to understand how we might theorise and historicise learning in diverse contemporary social movements, but its contributors do so with outspoken and passionate commitment to ‘Learning and Education for a Better World.’ - Professor Miriam Zukas, Executive Dean, Birkbeck, University of London The burning demand for such a text comes from our contemporary moment that is witness to a world where nearly everything is commercialised, marketised or commodified. This text shuns an essentialist discourse while simultaneously and masterfully offering unprecedented insights into social movement learning and education. The book is numinous. - Professor Robert Hill, University of Georgia, USA This is a book we have all been waiting for. The editors have brought together an amazing cadre of international adult educators to probe the intersection of social movements and learning, and to build theory around the many social actions that are taking place globally. A must read for students and professors everywhere. - Leona English, PhD, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS, Canada Accessible, engaging, often inspirational, the essays that comprise Learning and Education for a Better World offer deep insights on the role of social movements as agencies of learning, struggle and transformation. From case studies that include the occupy movement, popular education in Latin America, political cinema and the Egyptian Revolution to reflections on resistance, aesthetics and the role of organic intellectuals, this collection will be of interest to educators, social scientists, humanists and activists alike. An interdisciplinary tour-de-force. - Professor William Carroll, University of Victoria, Canada This is such a timely collection of essays, bringing together critical reflections on experiences of social action from across the globe. This book is to be commended to the widest possible readership. - (From the Preface by) Emeritus Professor Marjorie Mayo, Goldsmith’s College
Remediating Transcultural Memory offers a new approach to the study of mediated memories. It offers new theorizations of remediation, the archive and transculturality from the perspective of film and media studies. Drawing on contemporary debates in media and memory studies this innovative work examines documentary filmmaking, the essay film and YouTube clips as interventions into the audiovisual cultural heritage.
Which Side are You On?
Author: Anthony Hayward
Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Limited
This biography is about radical filmmaker Ken Loach.
Die Britische Filmindustrie im Überblick. Die Geschichte des britischen Films bietet eine umfassende Darstellung der Entwicklung des britischen Spielfilms von den Anfängen in der Stummfilmzeit bis zu den Produktionen der 90er Jahre wie z.B. "Vier Hochzeiten und ein Todesfall" oder "Trainspotting".
Loach on Loach
Author: Ken Loach, Graham Fuller
Publisher: Faber Paperbacks
The career of the film-maker Ken Loach embraces both the cinema and television, and has included Cathy Come Home, Kes, and the films Riff-Raff, Raining Stones and Land and Freedom, which won major continental awards. This book presents an exploration of his work.
Up The Junction
Author: Nell Dunn
Publisher: Hachette UK
The girls - Rube, Lily and Sylvie - work at McCrindle's sweet factory during the week and on Saturday they go up the Junction in their clattering stilettos, think about new frocks on H.P., drink tea in the cafe, and talk about their boyfriends. In these uninhibited, spirited vignettes of young women's lives in the shabby parts of South London in the sixties, money is scarce and enjoyment to be grabbed while it can.
Author: Anton Chekhov
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Sofya Petrovna, a 25-year-old housewife, is summering in an unnamed town with her husband, Andrey, a notary. Ilyin, a lawyer and old friend of Sofya's, has expressed his love for her. Sofya asks Ilyin to cease his advances and agree to remain friends, as her love for her husband and her respect for the "sanctity of marriage" ensure that nothing will come of his desires. However, Ilyin remains enthralled, and Sofya's attempts to turn him away only expose her own feelings for him. When Sofya finally realizes the depths of her desire for Ilyin, she asks Andrey to take her away from the town, but he says they cannot afford it. At a party for summer residents, Ilyin begs Sofya to give in to their mutual desire. In a final attempt to save her marriage, Sofya reveals everything to Andrey, but he dismisses her feelings as "a fancy." That night, Sofya departs to meet Ilyin.
Author: G. Delanty
A critical analysis of the idea of Europe and the limits and possibilities of a European identity in the broader perspective of history. This book argues that the crucial issue is the articulation of a new identity that is based on post-national citizenship rather than ambivalent notions of unity.