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ISBN : 1351694723
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ISBN : 1554905400
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ISBN : 0802095054
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ISBN : 9780740726910
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ISBN : 1932112065
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Suicide in Modern Literature

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ISBN : 3030693929
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ISBN : 0747561621
Pages : 546 pages
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ISBN : 179363680X
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ISBN : 9780773527072
Pages : 376 pages
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ISBN : 1609388577
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The Promise of Nostalgia

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ISBN : 0429632517
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ISBN : 1538115522
Pages : 513 pages
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Download Free The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films PDF by Salvador Jimenez Murguía Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2019-12-15 with total page 513 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The treatment—and mistreatment—of women throughout history continues to be a necessary topic of discussion, in order for progress to be made and equality to be achieved. While current articles and books expose troubling truths of the gender divide, modern cinema continues to provide problematic depictions of such behavior—with a few heartening exceptions. The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films closely examines the many, pervasive forms of sexism in contemporary productions—from clueless comedies to superhero blockbusters. In more than 130 entries, this volume explores a number of cinematic grievances including: the objectification of women’s bodies the limited character types available for female performers the lack of sexual diversity on the screen the limited range of desirable traits for female performers the use of gratuitous sex the narrow focus on heteronormative depictions of courtship and romance The films discussed here include As Good as It Gets (1999), Beauty and The Beast (2017), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Do the Right Thing (1989), Easy A (2010), The Forty-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Hidden Figures (2016), Lost in Translation (2003), Mulholland Drive (2001), Showgirls (1995), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Star Wars (1977), Thelma & Louise (1991), Tootsie (1982), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), and 9 to 5 (1980). By digging deeply into more insidious forms of sexual/gender discrimination, this book illuminates one more aspect of women’s lives that deserves to be understood. Offering insights and analysis from more than fifty contributors, The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films will appeal to scholars of cinema, gender studies, women’s studies, and cultural history.


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ISBN : 1633538389
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Download Free The Female Gaze PDF by Alicia Malone Full Book and published by Mango Media Inc.. This book was released on 2018-11-15 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Support Women in Film with This Perfect Movie Guidebook! “A wonderful guide to some of the best films made by women, both celebrating women directors and fueling the red-hot discussion about why we don’t have more.” ―Maria Giese, filmmaker and activist #1 Bestseller in Movies & Video Guides & Reviews With the success of Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman, Ava Duvernay’s 13th, and with the rise of the MeToo movement, women creators in film are more important than ever. A woman’s influence on film. You may have heard the term “male gaze,” coined in the 1970s which is about how art and entertainment has been influenced by the male’s perspective. So, what about the opposite? Women have been making movies since the very beginning of cinema. What new ideas, thoughts and aspects can we learn from women in film? What does the world look like through the “female gaze”? All movies made by women. The Female Gaze goes through a historical layout of essential, thought-provoking, and life-altering movies made by women. Past and present films are featured in this book making this guidebook perfect for the movie lover in your life. Jump right into the benefits and perspectives of the female mind. Inspiring biographies of women who make movies. Discover brilliantly talented and accomplished women filmmakers, both world renowned and obscure, who have shaped the film industry in ways rarely fully acknowledged. The Female Gaze also contains multiple mini-essays written by a variety of diverse female film critics. In this book you’ll read about: • The advancements and the accomplishments of numerous women in film • The lives of these women and the struggles they faced in the film industry • How unique women’s voices shaped the films and the film industry If you loved books like Backwards and in Heels, Hope for Film, or Just the Funny Parts, then you’ll love The Female Gaze.