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Feminism at the Movies [electronic resource] : Understanding Gender in Contemporary Popular Cinema

By: Contributor(s): Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9780415895873Publication details: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.ISBN:
  • 9780203152416
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Feminism at the Movies : Understanding Gender in Contemporary Popular CinemaDDC classification:
  • 791.43082
LOC classification:
  • PN1995.9.W6 F453 2011
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Contents:
Front Cover; Feminism at the Movies; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction: "Re-Vision"?: Feminist Film Criticism in the Twenty-first Century: Hilary Radner and Rebecca Stringer; Part I: Masculinity in Question; 1. "The First Bond Who Bleeds, Literally and Metaphorically": Gendered Spectatorship for "Pretty Boy" Action Movies: Janet Staiger; 2. Queer Memories and Universal Emotions: A Single Man (2009): Michael DeAngelis; 3. "Lad Flicks": Discursive Reconstructions of Masculinity in Popular Film: David Hansen-Miller and Rosalind Gill
14. The Feminist Poetics of Sofia Coppola: Spectacle and Self-Consciousness in Marie Antoinette (2006): Christina Lane and Nicole RichterPart IV: Relationships, Identity, and Family; 15. "Eggs in Many Baskets": Juno (2007 ), Baby Mama (2008), and the New Intimacies of Reproduction: JaneMaree Maher; 16. Temporarily Kissing Jessica Stein (2001): Negotiating (and Negating) Lesbian Sexuality in Popular Film: Kelly Kessler; 17. "Die, Bridezilla, Die!": Bride Wars (2009), Wedding Envy, and Chick Flicks: Heather Brook
18. Extreme Parenting: Recuperating Fatherhood in Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds (2005): Hannah HamadPart V: Gender and Violence; 19. Kinship and Racist Violence in Gina Prince-Bythewood's The Secret Life of Bees (2008): Ewa Plonowska Ziarek; 20. From Victim to Vigilante: Gender, Violence, and Revenge in The Brave One (2007) and Hard Candy (2005): Rebecca Stringer; 21. "When the Woman Looks": Haute Tension (2003) and the Horrors of Heteronormativity: Barry Keith Grant; Contributors; Index
4. Transamerica (2005): The Road to the Multiplex after New Queer Cinema: Gary NeedhamPart II: New Feminine Subjects: A Space for Women?; 5. Enchanted (2007) by Postfeminism: Gender, Irony, and the New Romantic Comedy: Yvonne Tasker; 6. Neoliberal Femininity in Miss Congeniality (2000): Yael D Sherman; 7. Girls' Sexualities in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Universe: Feminist Challenges and Missed Opportunities: Sarah Projansky; 8. Michael Clayton (2007): Women Lawyers Betrayed-Again: Taunya Lovell Banks
9. Crossing Race, Crossing Sex in Gurinder Chadha's Bend It Like Beckham (2002): Managing Anxiety in Multicultural Britain: Mridula Nath Chakraborty10. Speaking the Name of the Father in the Neo-Romantic Comedy: 13 Going On 30 (2004): Hilary Radner; Part III: Consuming Culture(s); 11. No Country for Old Women: Gendering Cinema in Conglomerate Hollywood: Rob Schaap; 12. Music and the Woman's Film: Sex and the City: The Movie (2008): Peter Stapleton; 13. Independence at What Cost? Economics and Female Desire in Nicole Holofcener's Friends With Money (2006): Michele Schreiber
Summary: Feminism at the Movies: Understanding Gender in Contemporary Popular Cinema examines the way that contemporary film reflects today's changing gender roles. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the central issues in feminist film criticism with analyses of over twenty popular contemporary films across a range of genres, such as chick flicks, teen pics, hommecoms, horror, action adventure, indie flicks, and women lawyer films. Contributors explore issues of femininity as well as masculinity, reflecting on the interface of popular cinema with gendered realities and feminist ide
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Front Cover; Feminism at the Movies; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction: "Re-Vision"?: Feminist Film Criticism in the Twenty-first Century: Hilary Radner and Rebecca Stringer; Part I: Masculinity in Question; 1. "The First Bond Who Bleeds, Literally and Metaphorically": Gendered Spectatorship for "Pretty Boy" Action Movies: Janet Staiger; 2. Queer Memories and Universal Emotions: A Single Man (2009): Michael DeAngelis; 3. "Lad Flicks": Discursive Reconstructions of Masculinity in Popular Film: David Hansen-Miller and Rosalind Gill

14. The Feminist Poetics of Sofia Coppola: Spectacle and Self-Consciousness in Marie Antoinette (2006): Christina Lane and Nicole RichterPart IV: Relationships, Identity, and Family; 15. "Eggs in Many Baskets": Juno (2007 ), Baby Mama (2008), and the New Intimacies of Reproduction: JaneMaree Maher; 16. Temporarily Kissing Jessica Stein (2001): Negotiating (and Negating) Lesbian Sexuality in Popular Film: Kelly Kessler; 17. "Die, Bridezilla, Die!": Bride Wars (2009), Wedding Envy, and Chick Flicks: Heather Brook

18. Extreme Parenting: Recuperating Fatherhood in Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds (2005): Hannah HamadPart V: Gender and Violence; 19. Kinship and Racist Violence in Gina Prince-Bythewood's The Secret Life of Bees (2008): Ewa Plonowska Ziarek; 20. From Victim to Vigilante: Gender, Violence, and Revenge in The Brave One (2007) and Hard Candy (2005): Rebecca Stringer; 21. "When the Woman Looks": Haute Tension (2003) and the Horrors of Heteronormativity: Barry Keith Grant; Contributors; Index

4. Transamerica (2005): The Road to the Multiplex after New Queer Cinema: Gary NeedhamPart II: New Feminine Subjects: A Space for Women?; 5. Enchanted (2007) by Postfeminism: Gender, Irony, and the New Romantic Comedy: Yvonne Tasker; 6. Neoliberal Femininity in Miss Congeniality (2000): Yael D Sherman; 7. Girls' Sexualities in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Universe: Feminist Challenges and Missed Opportunities: Sarah Projansky; 8. Michael Clayton (2007): Women Lawyers Betrayed-Again: Taunya Lovell Banks

9. Crossing Race, Crossing Sex in Gurinder Chadha's Bend It Like Beckham (2002): Managing Anxiety in Multicultural Britain: Mridula Nath Chakraborty10. Speaking the Name of the Father in the Neo-Romantic Comedy: 13 Going On 30 (2004): Hilary Radner; Part III: Consuming Culture(s); 11. No Country for Old Women: Gendering Cinema in Conglomerate Hollywood: Rob Schaap; 12. Music and the Woman's Film: Sex and the City: The Movie (2008): Peter Stapleton; 13. Independence at What Cost? Economics and Female Desire in Nicole Holofcener's Friends With Money (2006): Michele Schreiber

Feminism at the Movies: Understanding Gender in Contemporary Popular Cinema examines the way that contemporary film reflects today's changing gender roles. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the central issues in feminist film criticism with analyses of over twenty popular contemporary films across a range of genres, such as chick flicks, teen pics, hommecoms, horror, action adventure, indie flicks, and women lawyer films. Contributors explore issues of femininity as well as masculinity, reflecting on the interface of popular cinema with gendered realities and feminist ide