The Routledge Companion to Cinema & Gender

1st Edition

Kristin Lené Hole, Dijana Jelača, E. Ann Kaplan, Patrice Petro

Published September 28, 2018
Reference - 492 Pages
ISBN 9781138391840 - CAT# K400127
Series: Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions


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The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Gender comprises forty-three innovative essays that offer both an overview of and an intervention into the field of cinema and gender.

The contributions in this volume address a variety of geographical and cultural contexts through an analysis of cinema, from the representation of women and Islam in Middle Eastern film, and female audience reception in Nigeria, to changing class and race norms in Bollywood dance sequences. The book includes a special focus on women directors in a global context, examining films and filmmakers from Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, and North and South America.

Alongside a comprehensive overview of feminist perspectives on genre, this collection also offers discussion on a range of approaches to spectatorship, reception studies, and fandom, as well as transnational approaches to star studies and the relationship between feminist film theory and new media. Other topics include queer and trans* cinema, ecocinema, the post-human, and the methodological dimensions of feminist film history.

This Routledge Companion provides researchers, students, and scholars with an essential guide to the key political, cultural, and theoretical debates surrounding cinema and gender.

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