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The Techne of Giving: Cinema and the Generous Form of Life

Timothy C. Campbell


Techne of Giving intervenes in two debates: the first, the relation between an affirmative biopolitics and biopower; and the second, how cinema, Italian cinema especially, can provides fresh perspectives on how to engage generously with biopolitical apparatuses. In so doing, the book brings together contemporary philosophy and film studies in order to argue for the generous features of the cinematic apparatus. Not all apparatuses are the same—some are more generous than others to the degree that they allow the spectator to experience, in the workings of the visible and invisible, a mode of non ... More

Keywords: Antonioni, apparatus, biopower, cinema, generosity, Italian neo-realism, visual studies, D. W. Winnicott

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780823273256
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823273256.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy C. Campbell, author
Cornell University