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Title:
The Female gaze : women as viewers of popular culture
Author:
Gamman, Lorraine.
Edition:
US edition.
Publication Information:
Seattle : Real Comet Press, [1989]

©1989
Physical Description:
224 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780941104418

9780941104425
Format :
Book

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Thirteen original, thought-provoking essays examine the conflicts when feminism and popular culture converge.


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Booklist Review

A fine and much-needed continuation of the seminal feminist/Marxist/psychoanalytic British film theorist debates of the 1970s. The importance of establishing a female gaze--whether inside the media as director or screenwriter, or outside the media as spectator--and exploring its effect on popular culture are covered in essays on fiction, advertising, television, and film. Both scholarly and thorough, these pieces relate current feminist media theory to the accessible pulp novel, television drama, and cinematic box-office draw. The essays confidently tap a seemingly calm sea of current feminist thought on the media, deserving a prominent place in any extensive film/media collection. Excellent bibliography; index. --Deanna Larson-Whiterod


Booklist Review

A fine and much-needed continuation of the seminal feminist/Marxist/psychoanalytic British film theorist debates of the 1970s. The importance of establishing a female gaze--whether inside the media as director or screenwriter, or outside the media as spectator--and exploring its effect on popular culture are covered in essays on fiction, advertising, television, and film. Both scholarly and thorough, these pieces relate current feminist media theory to the accessible pulp novel, television drama, and cinematic box-office draw. The essays confidently tap a seemingly calm sea of current feminist thought on the media, deserving a prominent place in any extensive film/media collection. Excellent bibliography; index. --Deanna Larson-Whiterod