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Title: Has the fire burnt out? : New Labour and the end of British social realism
Author: Nwonka, Clive James
ISNI:       0000 0004 5358 5647
Awarding Body: Brunel University
Current Institution: Brunel University
Date of Award: 2014
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This thesis is a retrospective analysis of British social realism. It combines conventional academic research with professional screenwriting practice in the genre. By definition, at its advent Social Realism employed documentary realist devices to explore the inequalities of society with the objective of stimulating socio-political debate about this imbalance and thus social reform. However, contemporary forms of social realism have emerged much more depoliticised, drawing on similar subject matter but using decontextualised narrative strategies. The commitment to truth now seems to consist of an aesthetic, as opposed to a sociological imperative.
Supervisor: Kinnings, M.; Wayne, M. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Film Sudies ; Politics ; Film Council ; Film Four ; BBC Films