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Celluloid Sisters

Women And Popular Cinema

  • Authors
  • Janet Thumim
  • Editors
  • Jo Campling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Janet Thumim
    Pages 11-35
  3. Janet Thumim
    Pages 36-56
  4. Janet Thumim
    Pages 57-85
  5. Janet Thumim
    Pages 151-169
  6. Janet Thumim
    Pages 170-209
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 210-247

About this book

Introduction

Taking De Lauretis' proposition that popular cinema is a 'technology of gender' the book explores the representation of women and the readerly activity of female audience members in respect of a group of eighteen films successful at the British box office between 1945 and 1965. A method for the analysis of fictional characters is presented and the discursive context within which contemporary meanings were formed is explored through reference to the press, particularly that addressed to a female readership.

Keywords

cinema film women

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