‘Video Replay: Families, films and fantasy’ as a transformational text: Commentary on Valerie Walkerdine’s ‘Video Replay’

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Yates, Candida 2010. ‘Video Replay: Families, films and fantasy’ as a transformational text: Commentary on Valerie Walkerdine’s ‘Video Replay’. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. 15 (4), pp. 404-411.
AuthorsYates, Candida
Abstract

In this commentary I explore the significance of Valerie Walkerdine's paper ‘Video Replay: Families, Films and Fantasy’. I review its impact in 1986 and then discuss how some of its ideas about subjectivity and popular culture – specifically film - can be developed in the contemporary context. A recurring fantasy of Rocky II and its reception is that of social and psychological transformation. I address this theme by drawing on the work of Christopher Bollas to argue that Walkerdine's psychosocial analysis continues to facilitate, across a range of contexts, some of the transformational processes described in her article.

Keywordstransformation; masculinity; popular culture; fantasy; film; creativity
JournalPsychoanalysis, Culture & Society
Journal citation15 (4), pp. 404-411
ISSN1543-3390
1088-0763
Year2010
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/pcs.2010.19
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1212
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Print2010
Publication process dates
Deposited03 May 2011
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Citation:
Yates, C. (2010) ‘'Video Replay: Families, films and fantasy’ as a transformational text: Commentary on Valerie Walkerdine’s ‘Video Replay'’ Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society 15 (4) pp.404-411..

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