Analyzing Films and Series As a Way to Social Knowledge

Monday, 16 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC37 Sociology of Arts (host committee)

Language: English

This session aims to evaluate the state of art of research in sociology that have their principal focus in the analyses of films and TV series as a way to achieve social knowledge about societies, institutions or social movements. It intends to discuss sociological possibilities and strategies in the analyses of such images and discourses in their epistemological, methodological or analytical problems and approaches, in order to problematize films as an important social phenomena that alludes to the observer various possibilities of meaning constitution and interpretation about reality and social organization, social groups and their relational systems of values and social structuration. In this way, it aims to compare differentially these possible perspectives related to films in their various possibilities of discourses, from the movie films to TV films and series, fiction or documentary, in order to discuss their epistemological, methodological or analytical proximities or discrepancies in the social sciences researches.
Session Organizer:
Paulo MENEZES, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Ana Lucia de Freitas TEIXEIRA, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Oral Presentations
The Social Construction of Gender Issues in the Korean Author's Cinema
Rumiya TANGALYCHEVA, Faculty of Sociology, St. Petersburg University, Russia
The Film As a "Warning Device". Sociological Notes
Mauro ROVAI, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil
The Cosmopolitan Amateur : Understanding the World through TV Series and Movies
Sylvie OCTOBRE, Ministère de la culture et de la communication, France; Vincenzo CICCHELLI, Gemass Paris Sorbonne/CNRS, France
Forming Communities through Filmic Seriality: Approaches to Loneliness in Popular TV Series
Denis NEWIAK, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany
Distributed Papers
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