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University of California – Santa Cruz

1. Schultz-Figueroa, Benjamin Alberto. The Celluloid Specimen: Moving Image Research into Animal Life.

Degree: Film and Digital Media, 2018, University of California – Santa Cruz

"The Celluloid Specimen: Moving Image Research of Animal Life" analyzes the films made to document animal experiments in behavioral psychology laboratories during the early- to mid-twentieth century. It argues that this largely ignored cinematic history reveals a dynamic field of behaviorist looking, where the distinctions between nature and culture were inscribed into animal images, generating concepts that broadly shaped the politics of immigration, labor relations, educational practice and gender identity, well beyond the walls of the lab. Its chapters focus on the films made by Robert Yerkes in the 1930s at the first experimental primate colonies in North America; the rat films made to simulate human society at Yale University in the 1940s; and the promotional films made by B.F. Skinner to sell the U.S. Military on his design for a pigeon-guided missile during World War II. "The Celluloid Specimen" was produced through a hybrid methodology, bringing together archival films and documents, primary source materials from film history and science history, as well as the theories of film studies, science and technology studies, critical animal studies, and critical race studies. It concludes that filming animal research was a pivotal practice for generating the psychosocial definitions of species, race, identity, and culture that continue to shape our contemporary political and scientific discourses.

Subjects/Keywords: Film studies; Science history; Behavioral Psychology; Critical Animal Studies; Film History; Laboratory Science; Nontheatrical Film; Scientific Filmmaking

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APA (6th Edition):

Schultz-Figueroa, B. A. (2018). The Celluloid Specimen: Moving Image Research into Animal Life. (Thesis). University of California – Santa Cruz. Retrieved from http://www.escholarship.org/uc/item/77j93185

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Schultz-Figueroa, Benjamin Alberto. “The Celluloid Specimen: Moving Image Research into Animal Life.” 2018. Thesis, University of California – Santa Cruz. Accessed October 30, 2020. http://www.escholarship.org/uc/item/77j93185.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Schultz-Figueroa, Benjamin Alberto. “The Celluloid Specimen: Moving Image Research into Animal Life.” 2018. Web. 30 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Schultz-Figueroa BA. The Celluloid Specimen: Moving Image Research into Animal Life. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of California – Santa Cruz; 2018. [cited 2020 Oct 30]. Available from: http://www.escholarship.org/uc/item/77j93185.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Schultz-Figueroa BA. The Celluloid Specimen: Moving Image Research into Animal Life. [Thesis]. University of California – Santa Cruz; 2018. Available from: http://www.escholarship.org/uc/item/77j93185

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of Southern California

2. Chan, Nadine. A cinema under the palms: the unruly lives of colonial educational films in British Malaya.

Degree: PhD, Cinema-Television (Cinema Critical Studies), 2017, University of Southern California

This dissertation is a historical study of films as instruments of empire in British Malaya (presently Malaysia and Singapore) from the 1920s until the postcolonial present. With its multi‐ethnic population, Malaya was the site of numerous large‐scale experiments with films for “native” education. These motion-pictures, defined in this dissertation as “colonial educational films,” sought to teach audiences the fundamentals of good colonial citizenship. Made by the Malayan government primarily for local audiences though at times also destined for viewers abroad, films covered topics such as venereal disease prevention, financial responsibility, and loyalty to the Commonwealth. For audiences in the colonies, films were therefore not merely entertainment but were inseparable from ever increasing forms of governance in everyday life. ❧ However, as physical objects as well as ephemeral projections, the volatility of films’ splintered materialities enabled them to lead multiple social lives. Even if colonial educational films were produced as imperial instruments, films chartered errant paths across international borders and were received in ways that troubled their disciplinary intentions. More than simply texts with fixed meanings, films moved through the world in a constant process of re‐contextualization as they interacted with human agents at the level of the local and the everyday. Through in‐depth archival research alongside oral histories and film screenings, this dissertation investigates how Malayan audiences re‐purposed films toward their own ends while endowing films with unexpected afterlives in the postcolonial present. Ultimately, this dissertation argues that colonial educational films were unruly things with multiple social lives that both acceded to and were divergent from their intended trajectories as instruments of empire. ❧ Departing from existing narratives in media history that situate films’ emergence within the contexts of turn‐of‐the‐century Western commodity culture, this research sheds light on an understudied though important history of film as encountered through the particular experience of colonial governance in Southeast Asia. Utilizing interdisciplinary methodological approaches, it also presents a historiographical framework that conceptualizes films as cultural‐things‐in‐motion. Advisors/Committee Members: Jaikumar, Priya (Committee Chair), Hoskins, Janet A. (Committee Member), Serna, Laura Isabel (Committee Member), Renov, Michael (Committee Member).

Subjects/Keywords: colonial and postcolonial; nontheatrical film; film and education; film and governance; mobile cinema; modernity; media historiography; media anthropology; materiality; material culture; Southeast Asia; Malaysia; Singapore; Malayan Emergency

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APA (6th Edition):

Chan, N. (2017). A cinema under the palms: the unruly lives of colonial educational films in British Malaya. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Southern California. Retrieved from http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/628265/rec/101

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Chan, Nadine. “A cinema under the palms: the unruly lives of colonial educational films in British Malaya.” 2017. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Southern California. Accessed October 30, 2020. http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/628265/rec/101.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Chan, Nadine. “A cinema under the palms: the unruly lives of colonial educational films in British Malaya.” 2017. Web. 30 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Chan N. A cinema under the palms: the unruly lives of colonial educational films in British Malaya. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Southern California; 2017. [cited 2020 Oct 30]. Available from: http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/628265/rec/101.

Council of Science Editors:

Chan N. A cinema under the palms: the unruly lives of colonial educational films in British Malaya. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Southern California; 2017. Available from: http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/628265/rec/101


University of North Texas

3. Munde, Gail Marie. An Examination of Selected Product Characteristics Associated with the Sales Success of Nontheatrical Film and Video Works.

Degree: 1990, University of North Texas

The purpose of this study was to test assumptions made about characteristics of nontheatrical film and video works that were thought to contribute to the frequency with which the works were purchased. This study proposed and tested three variables for which relationships to the sales success of nontheatrical film and video works were hypothesized, as well as four variables about which no hypotheses were forwarded. Nineteen film and video distribution organizations contributed unit sales data for the period 1982-1987 on 151 works copyrighted between 1982 and 1984. These data were analyzed for relationships between sales totals and 1) curricular significance of the works' subjects, 2) relevance to general reading interest in the works' subjects, 3) intensity of competition faced by the works, 4) the works' Dewey classifications as compared to the composition of typical K-12 school library book collections, 5) the series or non-series status of the works, 6) the media format(s) in which the works were available for purchase and 7) the sources of the works' production financing. Analyses of correlation and association were performed and no significant relationships were found between sales and curricular significance of the works' subjects, or their relevance to general reading interest. Some evidence was presented to suggest a significant association between the intensity of competition faced by a work and its eventual sales. None of the hypotheses about these variables was supported. However, the four remaining variables were found to be significant, or to approach significance, as correlates or associates of sales success. The best predictor of sales for works intended for the K-12 school market was the work's Dewey Decimal classification. Other important findings included associations between high sales and intense product competition, between high sales and non-series status, between high sales and availability for purchase in 16mm film and between high sales and works that had been financed by the distribution organization. Advisors/Committee Members: Magrill, Rose Mary, Veeder, Gerry, Totten, Herman L., Ferstl, Kenneth Leon.

Subjects/Keywords: videos in education; sales success; film and video; nontheatrical film and video; film and video criticism; Motion pictures  – United States  – Distribution.; Motion pictures in education.; Video tapes in education.

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APA (6th Edition):

Munde, G. M. (1990). An Examination of Selected Product Characteristics Associated with the Sales Success of Nontheatrical Film and Video Works. (Thesis). University of North Texas. Retrieved from https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc331458/

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Munde, Gail Marie. “An Examination of Selected Product Characteristics Associated with the Sales Success of Nontheatrical Film and Video Works.” 1990. Thesis, University of North Texas. Accessed October 30, 2020. https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc331458/.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Munde, Gail Marie. “An Examination of Selected Product Characteristics Associated with the Sales Success of Nontheatrical Film and Video Works.” 1990. Web. 30 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Munde GM. An Examination of Selected Product Characteristics Associated with the Sales Success of Nontheatrical Film and Video Works. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of North Texas; 1990. [cited 2020 Oct 30]. Available from: https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc331458/.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Munde GM. An Examination of Selected Product Characteristics Associated with the Sales Success of Nontheatrical Film and Video Works. [Thesis]. University of North Texas; 1990. Available from: https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc331458/

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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