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

  • Authors
  • Kimberly Jackson

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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

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