Gender and the Nuclear Family in Twenty-First-Century Horror

  • Authors
  • Kimberly Jackson

About this book

Introduction

Gender and the Nuclear Family in Twenty-First-Century Horror is the first book-length project to focus specifically on the ways that patriarchal decline and post-feminist ideology are portrayed in popular American horror films of the twenty-first century. Through analyses of such films as Orphan, Insidious, and Carrie, Kimberly Jackson reveals how the destruction of male figures and  depictions of female monstrosity in twenty-first-century horror cinema suggest that contemporary American culture finds itself at a cultural standstill between a post-patriarchal society and post-feminist ideology.

Keywords

Gender Family Horror film Post-feminism Post-patriarchy Postmodern Mother Father Children children cinema film gender

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137532756
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-53677-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-53275-6
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