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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.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Neorealism

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Google previewThe Environment and International Relations (2005)

by Mark Imber, John Vogler

theories ofwhich neorealism is a primeexample. Historicist theories, on the other hand,are ones which place emphasis on the historical formation ofstructures, andthus on human agency, when considering the potential fortheir transformation .

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 ...

Google previewKenneth Waltz's Life and Thought. An Interview (2015)

by Anna Cornelia Beyer

Neorealism is a theory about two or more states in international politics, it's not a theory that applies to one state. One state is not an international political ...

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

by Michèle Knodt, Sebastiaan Princen

First, neorealism is a theoryofthe internationalsystem, notpolicy,

Google previewInauspicious Beginnings (2004)

Principal Powers and International Security Institutions after the Cold War, 1989-1999 by Onnig Beylerian, Jacques Lévesque

The biggest difference between neorealism and classical realism is that neorealism is a theory of international politics, not a theory of foreign policy. Waltz and other authors, such as Christopher Layne and John Mearsheimer, focus on the ...

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 ...

Google previewCinema and Counter-History (2015)

by Marcia Landy

Neorealism is a poetic form of cinema that has ...

Google previewReturn of the Dragon (2013)

Rising China and Regional Security by Denny Roy

Neorealism is a material rather than an ideational theory in that it sees national leaders acting on the basis of purportedly concrete conditions such as the economic and military capabilities of states. Ideas, however, play an important role in ...

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 ...

Google previewDictionary of Film Terms (2006)

The Aesthetic Companion to Film Art by Frank Eugene Beaver

Neorealism (Italian) A film movement which began in Italy near the end of World War II.

Neorealism was characterized by social consciousness, simple stories of the common worker, and location shooting. Neorealism ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Film Studies (2012)

by Annette Kuhn, Guy Westwell

Neorealism (Italian Neorealism) 1. A body of socially conscious films, made on small budgets and shot on *location using non-professional actors, that emerged in *Italy between the mid 1940s and early 1950s; the films dealt with the everyday ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives (2016)

by Paul Joseph

neorealism. Neorealism argued that the structure of the international system, characterized by anarchy, was the key factor in conditioning the behavior of the states. With anarchy and variance in capabilities among states, the international ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Power (2011)

by Keith Dowding

Neorealism concerns a series of theories with a common hard core of axioms and assumptions on the ...

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 ...

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) ...

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 was determined to study in Italy. An acquaintance, George Wang, who ...

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 ...

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 apparent in some of the earliest, prestate Israeli films directed by Ya' akov ...

Google previewDictionary of Media and Communications (2014)

by Marcel Danesi

Neorealism in film embraced a documentary-like objectivity in style. The actors were often amateurs, and the action revolved around everyday situations. Two notable examples of neorealist films are Roberto Rossellini's Open City (1945) and ...

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