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Women on screen : feminism and femininity in visual culture

Author: Melanie Waters
Publisher: Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A timely intervention into debates on the representation of feminist and feminine identities in contemporary visual culture. The essays in this collection interrogate how and why certain formulations of feminism and femininity are currently prevalent in mainstream cinema and television, offering new insights into postfeminist media phenomena"--
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Feminist films
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melanie Waters
ISBN: 9780230229655 0230229654
OCLC Number: 699378934
Description: x, 243 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1: Generations --
Nancy Meyers and Popular Feminism / K. Glitre --
'I'm nothing like you!' Postfeminist generationalism and female stardom in the contemporary chick flick / S. Cobb --
Alias: quality television and the new woman professional / R. White --
The horrors of home: feminism and femininity in the suburban gothic / M. Waters --
2: Sex and sexuality --
Bad girls in crisis: the new teenage femme fatale / K. Farrimond --
Butch Lesbians: televising female masculinity / H. Fenwick --
'Challenging and alternative': screening queer girls on Channel 4 / M. Zeller-Jacques --
3: Makeovers --
Under the knife: feminism and cosmetic surgery in contemporary culture / S. Genz --
Imperialist projections: manners, makeovers, and models of nationality / B.R. Weber --
Femininity repackaged: postfeminism and Ladette to Lady / A. Mith --
Performing postfeminist identities: gender, costume and transformation in teen cinema / S. Gilligan --
4: Violence --
Return of the 'Angry Woman': authenticating female physical action in contemporary cinema / L. Purse --
Negotiating shifts in feminism: The 'Bad' girls of James Bond / L. Funnell --
"A Caligula-like despot": matriarchal tyranny in The sopranos / A. Gething --
A pathological romance: authority, expert knowledge and the postfeminist profiler / L. Steenberg --
'A Caligula-like despot': matriarchal tyranny in The Sopranos / A. Gething.
Responsibility: edited by Melanie Waters.

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