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Killing women : the visual culture of gender and violence

Author: Susan Lord; Annette Burfoot
Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfred Laurier University Press, ©2006.
Series: Cultural studies series (Waterloo, Ont.), 6.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The examination of women and violence has traditionally focused on women who are killed or who are the victims of violence. Women murderers were often portrayed as vengeful wronged women or as maternal protectors. Recently, however, there have been significant shifts in the characterization of women who kill, in both popular culture (Lara Croft, Buffy, and Kill Bill) and in the current global political landscape  Read more...
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Killing women.
Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfred Laurier University Press, c2006
(OCoLC)647579273
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Lord; Annette Burfoot
ISBN: 0889204977 9780889204973
OCLC Number: 71540242
Description: xxii, 328 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
Contents: History, memory, and mediations of murder. Mapping scripts and narratives of women who kill their husbands in Canada, 1866-1954: inscribing the everyday / Sylvie Frigon --
Neither forgotten nor fully remembered: tracing an ambivalent public memory on the tenth anniversary of the Montreal Massacre / Sharon Rosenberg --
Missing: on the politics of re/presentation / Zoey Élouard Michele --
Killing the killers: women on death row in the United States / Kathleen O'Shea --
"Dealing with the devil": Karla Homolka and the absence of feminist criticism / Belinda Morrissey. Techniques and technologies of representing violence. Pearls and gore: the spectacle of woman in life and death / Annette Burfoot --
"I am awake in the place where women die": violent death in the art of Abigail Lane and Jenny Holzer / Lisa Coulthard --
Women and murder in the televirtuality film / Jack Boozer --
"I'm in there! I'm one of the women in that picture" / Margot Leigh Butler --
Killing time: the violent imaginary of feminist media / Susan Lord. National trouble: gendered violence. Dario Argento's The bird with the crystal plumage: caging women's rage / Frank Burke --
How positively levitating! Chinese heroines of Kung fu and Wuxia pian / Suzie S.F. Young --
The madwomen in our movies: female psycho-killers in American horror cinema / Steven Jay Schneider --
Reverence, rape--and then revenge: popular Hindi cinema's "women's film" / Jyotika Virdi --
In the name of the nation: images of Palestinian and Israeli women fighters / Dorit Naaman.
Series Title: Cultural studies series (Waterloo, Ont.), 6.
Responsibility: Annette Burfoot and Susan Lord, editors.
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Contains essays which deal with the ways that women are portrayed in relation to violence, whether they are murder victims or killers. This book discusses nationalism and war, feminist media, and the  Read more...

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