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Slums on Screen: World Cinema and the Planet of Slums

Igor Krstić


Despite the rise of the ‘cinematic city’ as an acknowledged paradigm in film and urban studies, ‘cinematic slums’ have remained severely under-researched, even though near to one billion people – almost one third of the global urban population – call slums their home. Accordingly, the author asks how this hard and unyielding way of life was depicted on screen; how have filmmakers engaged historically and across the globe with the social conditions of what is often perceived as the world’s most miserable habitats? Combining approaches from the social sciences and the humanities, the book provid ... More

Keywords: slums, globalisation, world cinema, transnational cinema, documentary, realism, interdisciplinary, cinematic city, Mike Davis, film history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474406864
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406864.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Igor Krstić, author
University of Reading