‘Video Replay: Families, films and fantasy’ as a transformational text: Commentary on Valerie Walkerdine’s ‘Video Replay’
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.
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.
|Keywords||transformation; masculinity; popular culture; fantasy; film; creativity|
|Journal||Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society|
|Journal citation||15 (4), pp. 404-411|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Web address (URL)||http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/pcs.2010.19|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||03 May 2011|
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