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Representing the Woman : Cinema and Psychoanalysis - Elizabeth Cowie

Representing the Woman

Cinema and Psychoanalysis

Paperback Published: 23rd January 1997
ISBN: 9780333660133
Number Of Pages: 397

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Representing the Woman: Cinema and Psychoanalysis examines the theory and politics of representation in narrative film. Questioning current accounts of cinema's pleasures for men and women, Elizabeth Cowie draws on the psychoanalytic theory of Freud and Lacan to propose a new understanding of the relation of identification, fantasy and the drives, and of voyeurism and fetishism to the pleasures of cinema and to the making of the feminine and masculine spectators of film.

Acknowledgements - List of Illustrations - Preface: The Women's Image: A Woman's Imaging - Feminist Arguments - Narrative Positions and the Placing of the Woman Protagonist in Coma - Identifying in the Cinema - Fantasia - The Partiality of the Drives and the Pleasures of the Look in Cinema's Voyeurism - Female Sexuality, Feminine Identification and the Masquerade - Figuring the Fetish - The Fetish of Ideology - Index

ISBN: 9780333660133
ISBN-10: 0333660137
Series: Language, Discourse, Society
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 397
Published: 23rd January 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 15

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