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Feminism and Film - Maggie Humm

Feminism and Film

Paperback Published: 22nd June 1997
ISBN: 9780253211460
Number Of Pages: 258

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Feminist theory has been at the forefront of critical analysis for more than two decades. With dazzling insight, Maggie Humm highlights and explains feminist issues and offers a fascinating array of original film analyses. Feminism and Film is the first book to apply such a broad range of theory to contemporary film.Humm begins with an in-depth historical survey of contemporary feminist theory, visual aesthetics and film theory, with a particular focus on the work of Laura Mulvey, Annette Kuhn, E. Ann Kaplan and bell hooks. Subsequent chapters examine the most pressing questions posed by feminism about reproduction, pornography and the gaze, autobiography and literary theory, postmodernism, Black feminism and "the personal is political" in relation to a variety of mainstream and independent films, including Klute, Dead Ringers, A Question of Silence, Orlando and Daughters of the Dust.

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
p. 1
Feminist Theory, Aesthetics and Film Theory: Mulvey, Kuhn, Kaplan and hooksp. 3
Sight and Sound: Pornography, The Gaze, Klute and Varietyp. 39
Cronenberg's Films and Feminist Theories of Motheringp. 58
Author/Auteur: Feminist Literary Theory and Feminist Filmp. 90
p. 111
Black Film Theory, Black Feminisms: Daughters of the Dustp. 113
Post Modernism and Olandop. 142
Practising Feminist Theoryp. 179
Afterwordp. 195
Bibliographyp. 200
Filmographyp. 218
Indexp. 226
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ISBN: 9780253211460
ISBN-10: 0253211468
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 22nd June 1997
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.5  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.36