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noun - plural: neorealisms

  1. [arts] A movement in art, literature and (especially in Italy) cinema, shortly after the Second World War, that concentrated on real life


"Neorealism" is a book by Carol Damian.

  • also known as "Neorealism: art for a new century"


  1. Neorealism or structural realism is a theory of international relations first outlined by Kenneth Waltz in his 1979 book Theory of International Politics. Alongside neoliberalism, neorealism is one of the most influential contemporary approaches to international relations; the two perspectives have dominated international relations theory for the last decade. Neorealism emerged from the North American discipline of political science, and reformulates the classical realist tradition of E.H. Carr, Hans Morgenthau, and Reinhold Niebuhr. Realists in general argue that power is the most important factor in international relations.
  2. Neorealism: In art, neorealism was established by the ex-Camden Town Group painters Charles Ginner and Harold Gilman at the beginning of World War I. They set out to explore the spirit of their age through the shapes and colours of daily life. Their intentions were proclaimed in Ginner’s manifesto in New Age, which was also used as the preface to Gilman and Ginner’s two-man exhibition of that year. It attacked the academic and warned against the ‘decorative’ aspect of imitators of Post-Impressionism. The best examples of neorealist work is that produced by these two artists and also by Robert Bevan, whose short-lived Cumberland Market Group they joined in 1914.

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Google previewInternational Relations Theories (2013)

by Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki, Steve Smith

Neorealism is a parody of science. Its key terms like power and polarity are loosely and haphazardly formulated and its scope conditions are left undefined. It relies on a process akin to natural selection to shape the behaviour of units in a world where successful strategies are not necessarily passed on to successive leaders and where the culling of less successful units rarely occurs. It more closely resembles an ideologw than it does a scientific theory. Like most ideologies ...

Google previewUnderstanding the European Union's External Relations (2003)

by Michèle Knodt, Sebastiaan Princen

First, neorealism is a theoryofthe internationalsystem, ...

Google previewIntroduction to International Relations (2012)

Theories and Approaches by Robert H. Jackson, Robert Jackson, Georg Sørensen

Neorealism is a theory that claims that only a few elements of information about sovereign states in an anarchical international system can tell us most of the big and important things we need to know about international relations. And the BOX 9.2 Knowledge and power All power requires knowledge and all knowledge relies on and reinforces existing power relations. Thus there is no such thing as ' truth', existing outside of power. To paraphrase Foucault, how can history have a truth if ...

Google previewCinema and Counter-History (2015)

by Marcia Landy

Neorealism is a poetic form of cinema that ...

Google previewWhat is Cinema? (1972)

by André Bazin

Neorealism is a description of reality conceived as a whole by a consciousness ...

Google previewPolitical Thought and International Relations (2010)

Variations on a Realist Theme by Duncan Bell

Neorealism is a parody of science.1 Its key terms like power and polarity are loosely and haphazardly formulated and its scope conditions are left undefined. It relies on a process akin to natural selection to shape the behaviour of units in a world where successful strategies are not necessarily passed on to successive leaders and where the culling of less successful units rarely occurs. It more closely resembles an unfalsifiable ideology than it does a scientific theory, and its rise and fall ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Film Studies (2012)

by Annette Kuhn, Guy Westwell

Italian *Neorealism became hugely influential, inspiring numerous 'new' cinemas around the world and launching or consolidating the careers of significant auteurs such as Federico Fellini, Rossellini, and de Sica. Neorealism also paved the way for the careers of prominent *art cinema directors such as ...

Google previewA Dictionary of International Trade Organizations and Agreements (2011)

by Patrick Holden

Realism/NeoRealism Realism is an international relations theory (or schoolof theories) thattakes a verysceptical view oftheprospects for balanced international cooperation and integration. Classical realists (such as Carr and Morgenthau) emphasized that, dueto human nature and the scarcity of resources, international relations was a struggle for power first and foremost. Thus, states had topursue realpolitik policies to survive, maximizing theirown power without putting faith in ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2015)

by Chris Baldick

neorealism. Any revival of *realism in fiction, especially in novels and stories describing the lives of the poor in a contemporary setting. The term is associated especially with the dominant trend of Italian fiction in the 1940s and 1950s, led by Cesare Pavese, Alberto Moravia ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema (2010)

by Terri Ginsberg, Chris Lippard

described as somewhat similar to Italian neorealism in its focus on the system as a source of poverty. A Zionist realism was ...

Google previewDictionary of Media and Communications (2014)

by Marcel Danesi

neo-Marxist theory any media theory that espouses basic Marxist ideas, but coming after the mainstream form of Marxist criticism known as the FRANKFURT SCHOOL neorealism Italian literary and cinematic movement that flourished after World War II, focusing on social realities as they are in actual everyday existence. Neorealist writers included Italo Calvino, Alberto Moravia, and Cesare Pavese. Neorealism in film embraced a documentary-like objectivity in style. The actors were ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema (2012)

by Daw-Ming Lee

Inspired by Italian neorealism films, such as The Bicycle Thief/Ladri di biciclette ( Vittorio De Sica, 1948) and Open City/Roma, citta aperta (Roberto Rossellini, 1945), Pai ...

Google previewMovies in American History: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia by Philip C. DiMare

—Zoltán Dragon ITALIAN NEOREALISM. Neorealism is a distinct film movement that originated in Italy, initially addressing local concerns but ultimately influencing, both stylistically and thematically, cinema in France, the United States, and elsewhere. The movement emerged during World War II and continued to develop in ...

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