Per Gunnar Røe: Liminal Space, Film Noir, and the Production of the (American) Suburb
Mediated (re)presentations of suburbs have a cultural impact on perceptions of real life suburbs. This is according to Per Gunnar Røe who has contributed with a chapter in the new book Suburbia in the 21st century - From Dreamscape to Nightmare?
Per Gunnar Røe and Mark Luccarellis chapter considers popular cultural representations and re-representations of suburbs as liminal spaces within film and television series. Such mediated (re)presentations of suburbia have a cultural impact on how people perceive, understand, and experience real suburbs. The focus here is on film noir and neo-noir, popular genres from the 1940s to the early 2000s, which constitute a geography of the imagination that have had a particular impact on perceptions of the suburbs.
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