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The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Gender

Edited by: Kristin Lené Hole , Dijana Jelača , E. Ann Kaplan , Patrice Petro

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138924956
eBook ISBN: 9781315684062
Adobe ISBN: 9781317408055

10.4324/9781315684062
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Comprised of 43 innovative contributions, this companion is both an overview of, and intervention into the field of cinema and gender. The essays included here address a variety of geographical contexts, from an analysis of cinema. Islam and women and television under Eastern European socialism, to female audience reception in Nigeria, to changing class and race norms in Bollywood dance sequences. A special focus is on women directors in a global context that includes films and filmmakers from Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, North and South America. The collection also offers a solid overview of feminist contributions to thinking on genre from the "chick flick" to the action or Western film, to film noir and the slasher. Readers will find contributions on a variety of approaches to spectatorship, reception studies and fandom, as well as transnational approaches to star studies and essays addressing the relationship between feminist film theory and new media. Other topics include queer and trans* cinema, eco-cinema and the post-human. Finally, readers interested in the history of film will find essays addressing the methodological dimensions of feminist film history, essays on silent and studio era women in film, and histories of female filmmakers in a variety of non-Western contexts.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Classical feminist film theory Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Postcolonial and transnational approaches to film and feminism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Feminist forms of address Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Sound and gender Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Gender in transit Download PDF
Chapter  7:  “No place for sissies” Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Chinese socialist women’s cinema Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Gender, socialism, and European film cultures Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Queer or LGBTQ+ Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Contested masculinities Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The rise and fall of the girly film Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Moving past the trauma Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Slapstick comediennes in silent cinema Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Feminist porn Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The postmodern story of the femme fatale  Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The documentary Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Experimental women filmmakers Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Transnational stardom Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Feminist and non-Western interrogations of film authorship Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Pink material Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Women, Islam, and cinema Download PDF
Chapter  23:  African “first films” Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Black women filmmakers Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Fair and lovely Download PDF
Chapter  26:  What was “women’s work” in the silent film era? Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Female editors in studio-era Hollywood Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Film as activism and transformative praxis Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Psychoanalysis beyond the gaze Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Embodying spectatorship Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Deleuzian spectatorship Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Film reception studies and feminism Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Nollywood, female audience, and the negotiating of pleasure Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Gender and fandom Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Classical Hollywood and modernity Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Lesbian cinema Post-Feminism Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Revolting aesthetics Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Towards trans cinema Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Visualizing climate trauma Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Ecocinema and gender Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Green Porno and the sex life of animals in the digital age Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Class/ornament Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Film feminism, post-cinema, and the affective turn Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Fantasy echoes and the future anterior of cinema and gender Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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