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Feminism at the Movies

Understanding Gender in Contemporary Popular Cinema

Feminism at the Movies
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Feminism at the Movies offers an overview of central issues in feminist film criticism by analyzing over twenty popular films produced in the first decade of the twenty-first century. The volume focuses primarily on issues of femininity, but also includes a section on portrayals of masculinity in the face of changing gender roles. The international feminist media scholars in this collection aim to show how gender is represented in a wide range of popular films, and through a wide variety of approaches, such as industry studies, queer studies, masculinity studies, psychoanalysis and poststructuralism. Each essay offers an analysis of a movie in a contemporary film genre, from chick flicks, teen pics, hommecoms, action adventure, "indie" flicks, and "women lawyer" films. Within their essays, many contributors explore not only the ways in which films portray gender identity, but also how popular films can act as a social force to influence gender politics in everyday life.
Taylor and Francis; March 2012
320 pages; ISBN 9781136519123
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