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Passionate detachments : an introduction to feminist film theory

Author: Sue Thornham
Publisher: London ; New York : Arnold ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sue Thornham is Professor of Media and Film Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. "Passionate Detachments "traces the key developments and debates in feminist film theory over the past twenty-five years. Beginning with the work on stereotypes of women from the early 1970s and moving to the most recent debates within cultural criticism, it charts the relationship of feminist film theory to the contexts from which  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Thornham
ISBN: 0340652268 9780340652268 034065225X 9780340652251
OCLC Number: 36330868
Description: xvii, 204 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: passionate detachments ---
Forerunners and beginnings ---
Structures of fascination: ideology, representation, and the unconscious ---
Female spectators, melodrama, and the "Woman's film" ---
Negotiating the text: spectator positions and audience readings ---
Fantasy, horror, and the body ---
Re-reading difference(s) 1: conceiving lesbian desire ---
Re-reading difference(s) 2: race, representation, and feminist theory ---
Postmodern skepticism.
Other Titles: Introduction to feminist film theory
Responsibility: Sue Thornham.
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This book traces the key developments and debates in feminist film theory over the past twenty-five years. Beginning with the work on stereotypes of women from the early 1970s and moving to the  Read more...

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'... ambitious and incisive... an exemplary effort in bringing together and scrutinising a diverse and fluctuating body of material.' Sight and Sound

 
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