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Magical Thinking, Fantastic Film, and the Illusions of Neoliberalism


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1 Introduction: Neoliberal Fantasies.- 2 (Neo)liberalism and the Banal Apocalypse.- 3 Cinematic Enchantment and the Magic of the Market.- 4 Candyman and Neoliberal Racism.- 5 Climate Change and the "Greenwashing" of Hollywood Fantasies.- 6 American Horror, Global Commons, and The Cabin in the Woods.- 7 Biopolitics and Movies about Magic.- Coda: The Hunger Games, The Watchmen, and The Confused Critic.

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Michael J. Blouin is Assistant Professor at Milligan College, USA. He maintains research interests in film studies, critical theory, transnationalism, and popular culture. Blouin's publications include Japan and the Cosmopolitan Gothic: Specters of Modernity, as well as articles in academic journals including The Journal of American Studies and Extrapolation.

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