Cinema and the Civilizing Process: Rethinking Violence in the World War II Combat Film

Elena Balsera
Wednesday 13 April 2022

Slocum, David J. 2005. in Cinema Journal, 44 (3): 35-63.

Using references to the popular World War II depictions up to 2005, Slocum poses alternatives to the portrayal of physical aggression that dominates the screen in blockbuster conflict movies using Norbert Elias’ sociological research on the civilizing process.


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