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Williams, Linda 1946-

Works: 176 works in 327 publications in 4 languages and 7,152 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Anecdotes  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Author of introduction, Arranger, Creator
Classifications: PN1995.9.S45, 305.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Linda Williams
Hard core : power, pleasure, and the "frenzy of the visible" by Linda Williams( Book )
34 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this now-classic study, Linda Williams moves beyond the impasse of the anti-porn/anti-censorship debate to analyze what hard-core film pornography is and does - as a genre with a history, as a specific cinematic form, and as part of contemporary discourse on sexuality." "For the 1999 edition, Williams has written a new preface and a new epilogue, "On/scenities," illustrated with 26 photographs, and has added a supplementary bibliography."--Back cover
Playing the race card : melodramas of black and white from Uncle Tom to O.J. Simpson by Linda Williams( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The black man suffering at the hands of whites, the white woman sexually threatened by the black man. Both images have long been burned into the American conscience through popular entertainment, and today they exert a powerful and disturbing influence on American's understanding of race. So argues Linda Williams in this inquisitive book, where she probes the bitterly divisive racial sentiments aroused by such recent events as O.J. Simpson's criminal trial. Williams, the author of Hard Core, explores how these images took root, beginning with melodramatic theater, where suffering characters acquire virtue through victimization."--Jacket
Viewing positions : ways of seeing film ( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On visual perception in film and human subjectivity
Porn studies ( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Porn Studies' offers a cultural study of pornographic film & video, acknowledging that with a generated revenue greater than that of American football, basketball & baseball combined, pornography has assumed a central role in contemporary American popular culture
Figures of desire : a theory and analysis of surrealist film by Linda Williams( Book )
19 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Screening sex by Linda Williams( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For many years, kisses were the only sexual acts to be seen in mainstream American movies. Then, in the 1960s and 1970s, American cinema "grew up" in response to the sexual revolution, and movie audiences came to expect more knowledge about what happened between the sheets. In Screening Sex, film scholar Linda Williams investigates how sex acts have been represented on screen for more than a century and, just as important, how we have watched and experienced those representations." "Combining stories of her own coming of age as a moviegoer with film history, cultural history, and readings of significant films, Williams presents a fascinating history of the on-screen kiss, a look at the shift from adolescent kisses to more grown-up displays of sex, and a comparison of the "tasteful" Hollywood sexual interlude with sexuality as represented in sexploitation, Blaxploitation, and avant-garde films. By understanding screening sex as both revelation and concealment, Williams has written the definitive study of sex at the movies."--Jacket
Re-vision : essays in feminist film criticism ( Book )
8 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reinventing film studies ( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this text film scholars reflect on their own area of expertise on film studies in this changing environment. They examine key issues, challenge received thinking, and reinvent film studies for the post-film era
On the Wire by Linda Williams( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this sophisticated examination of the HBO serial drama that aired from 2002 until 2008, Linda Williams, a leading film scholar and authority on the interplay between film, melodrama, and issues of race, suggests what exactly it is that makes The Wire so good. She argues that while the series is a powerful exploration of urban dysfunction and institutional failure, its narrative power derives from its genre. Entertaining, addictive, funny, and despairing all at once, it is a serial melodrama grounded in observation of Baltimore's people and institutions: of cops and criminals, schools and blue-collar labor, local government and local journalism
Mika Rottenberg by Mika Rottenberg( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bibliography of the diffusion of innovations by Everett M Rogers( Book )
5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hard Core : Macht, Lust und die Traditionen des pornographischen Films by Linda Williams( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bad girl ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women filmmakes are directing and producing hard-core videos to the female consumer. These women claim the right to pornography made by women for women and reject the censorship called for by feminists. Are they simply business-women out for their share of one of the most lucritive film markets, or avant-garde feminists and advocates of new sexual relationships? This documentary features selected film clips and interviews with feminist authors, filmmakers, anthropologists, sexologists and porn producers, directors and activists
Maxwell St. blues by Linda Williams( Visual )
7 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chicago's urban legend where ethnic groups mingle in a unique and true representation of the melting pot, and where great blues music continues to be born and re-born on the street corners. The video combines a brief historical background with the present-day story of the musicians - Arvella Gray, Jim Brewer, John Henry David, Coor "Playboy" Venson, and Floyd Jones
Youth in prison : we the people of Unit Four by M. A Bortner( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on two years of intensive research in a juvenile prison, this study tells the story of youths in a "model program," created after a class action lawsuit for inhumane and illegal practices. It captures their lives inside and outside of prison: from drugs, gangs and criminal behaviour to the realities of families, schools and neighbourhoods. Drawing on experience that encompasses 20 years of juvenile justice research and policy analysis, the authors scrutinize the prison's attempts to combine accountability and treatment for youths with protection for the public, situating these within the
Pretty people movie stars of the 1990s by Anna Everett( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1990s, American civil society got upended and reordered as many social, cultural, political, and economic institutions were changed forever. Pretty People examines a wide range of Hollywood icons who reflect how stardom in that decade was transformed as the nation itself, signaling significant changes to familiar ideas about gender, race, ethnicity, age, class, sexuality, and nationality
Women in universities : survey of the status of female faculty and students at Canadian universities by E. M Saunders( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The study of women faculty and students at Canadian Universities reported in this document covered 10 areas of academic life. The study involved two questionnaires, one directed to the President's Office and/or faculty representative and one to students. Responses were received from 55 percent of the 82 President/Faculty questionnaires and 42 student questionnaires were returned from 32 institutions. Findings include the following: (1) lack of child care for faculty and students is a significant problem; (2) much remains to be done to achieve a balance of male/female perspectives and scholarship; (3) half of institutions have initiatives in place to encourage women to pursue non-traditional fields; (4) 50 percent of institutions had a gender-neutral language policy; (5) 91 percent of institutions have sexual harassment policies; (6) campus safety measures vary widely depending on various factors; (7) there is some limited acknowledgement of the differences in career paths between women and men; (8) 50 percent of students reported that they had no access to a female faculty member as a mentor; (9) only 34 percent of universities collected information on dropouts; (10) improvement has occurred in salary equity for women faculty but discrepancies are still apparent; and (11) half of respondent institutions have Affirmative Action or Employment Equity plans. Appendixes contain the questionnaire with response summaries, statement of rationale, list of participants, list of information received from universities along with their questionnaires, and a list of participating clubs and members. (JB)
Caroline Williams : There by Caroline Williams( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chicken soup for the soul celebrates cats and the people who love them : a collection in words and photographs by Jack Canfield( )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
You believe that a story can change your life' That it can inspire you to be happier, more confident, and more caring' That it can lift your mood, clear your head, and give you perspective' Now what about 101 of the most uplifting stories you've ever read about people reaching out, stepping up, and transforming their lives and the world around them''At Chicken Soup for the Soul, we know that a story can change your heart. It can touch your mind. It can free your soul. The moment might be as simple as a small child giving water to a dog on a hot day or as heart-wrenching as a parent responding with love to the murder of their child. It might be as common as a class of poor immigrants giving their young instructor a new coat she needed but couldn't afford; as life changing as an unruly student learning to love math because of a dedicated teacher; as satisfying as someone apologizing for a hurtful action of several years before; or as monumental as the international work of Jimmy Carter and Oscar Arias, former President of Costa Rica. As these stories so wonderful illustrate, the power to change starts with you, but it doesn't end there. When we change one heart at a time-our own and then those around us-we create a better world. We hope these stories will touch and change your heart today
Woman, thou art loosed! ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Never have I seen a greater move of the Holy Spirit than in the Superdome where women from 15 nations gathered together. This experience, captured on tape, is designed to rapture you above the cares of this life"--Container
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Alternative Names
Fitzgerald, Linda.
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Williams, Linda L.
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English (148)
German (5)
Polish (1)
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