Visions of Struggle in Women’s Filmmaking in the Mediterranean

  • Editors
  • Flavia Laviosa

Part of the Comparative Feminist Studies Series book series (CFS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Israel: Orientalism and Europeanness

  3. Maghreb: Political and Transcultural Resistance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 20-20
    2. Florence Martin
      Pages 23-41
  4. Spain: Domestic Violence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 42-42
  5. France: Body Mutilation

  6. Italy: Women of the Mafia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
  7. The Balkans: Peacekeeping and Women’s (In)security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 102-102
  8. Greece: Women’s New Roles and Identities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
  9. Turkey: Harsh Living Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 146-146
  10. Syria: Female Identities and Political Resistance

  11. Turkey, Jordan, Palestine: Honor Killings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 213-224

About this book


This provocative collection elaborates a trans-cultural definition of being a woman in struggle. Looking at the films of women directors in countries in the Mediterranean rim, this book spurs a contemporary discussion of women s human, civil, and social rights while situating feminist arguments on women s identity, roles, psychology and sexuality. Although their methodologies are diverse, these artists are united in their use of cinema as a means of intervention, taking on the role as outspoken and leading advocates for women s problems. Contributors examine the ways in which cinematic art reproduces and structures the discourses of realism and represents Mediterranean women s collective experience of struggle.


Arabic cinema critique French mediterranean poetry women

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