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Love and marriage across social classes in American cinema

Author: Stephen Sharot
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the first comprehensive and systematic study of cross-class romance films throughout the history of American cinema. It provides vivid discussions of these romantic films, analyses their normative patterns and thematic concerns, traces how they were shaped by inequalities of gender and class in American society, and explains why they were especially popular from World War I through the roaring twenties  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sharot, Stephen.
Love and marriage across social classes in american cinema.
[Place of publication not identified] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
(OCoLC)951643511
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Sharot
ISBN: 9783319417998 3319417991
OCLC Number: 964336201
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface --
1. Love, Marriage and Class --
2. Before the Movies: The Cross-Class Romance in Fiction --
3. From Attraction and the One-Reeler to the Feature --
4. Sexual Exploitation and Class Conflict --
5. Consumerism and Ethnicity --
6. The Cross-Class Romance in the Depression --
7. Male Seducers and Female Gold-Diggers --
8. The End of the Golden Era and After.
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This book is the first comprehensive and systematic study of cross-class romance films throughout the history of American cinema. In the vast majority of cross-class romance films the female is poor  Read more...

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