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Cinema Beyond Territory

Inflight Entertainment in Global Context


  • First critical study of inflight entertainment as a cultural phenomenon

  • Opens up new directions in many different areas of study, including cinema studies, cultural history, cultural geography and media studies

  • Illustrated with rare archival images

Part of the book series: Cultural Histories of Cinema (CHOC)

About this book

In this groundbreaking exploration of in-flight cinema, Stephen Groening traces the history of this transnational cinematic practice. At once a history of exhibition and an inquiry into changing forms of media and spectatorship, this interdisciplinary book opens up new directions in the history of cinema, visuality, travel and cultural geography.


  • cinema
  • film
  • media
  • media studies
  • television

Authors and Affiliations

  • Seattle, USA

    Stephen Groening

About the author

Stephen Groening is Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies at George Mason University, USA. He has published a number of articles in academic journals and edited anthologies.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Cinema Beyond Territory

  • Book Subtitle: Inflight Entertainment in Global Context

  • Authors: Stephen Groening

  • Series Title: Cultural Histories of Cinema

  • Publisher: British Film Institute London

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2014

  • Series ISSN: 2947-8480

  • Series E-ISSN: 2947-8499

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: 240

  • Topics: Film and Television Studies