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A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema (a Camera Obscura Book) - download pdf or read online

By Jennifer M. Bean,Diane Negra,Amelie Hastie,Jane M. Gaines

ISBN-10: 0822329999

ISBN-13: 9780822329992

ISBN-10: 0822330253

ISBN-13: 9780822330257

A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema marks a brand new period of feminist movie scholarship. The twenty essays gathered the following show how feminist historiographies right now regulate and enhance ongoing debates over visuality and identity, authorship, stardom, and nationalist ideologies in cinema and media stories. Drawing widely on archival examine, the gathering yields startling debts of women's a number of roles as early manufacturers, administrators, writers, stars, and audience. It additionally engages pressing questions on cinema's ability for featuring a sturdy field of vision, usually on the cost of racially, sexually, or class-marked our bodies.

While fostering new methods of brooding about movie history, A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema illuminates the numerous questions that the concept that of "early cinema" itself increases concerning the relation of gender to modernism, illustration, and applied sciences of the physique. The individuals carry a few disciplinary frameworks to undergo, together with not just movie reports but in addition postcolonial experiences, dance scholarship, literary research, philosophies of the physique, and theories relating to modernism and postmodernism.

Reflecting the stimulating variety of early cinematic kinds, applied sciences, and narrative types, essays handle more than a few topics—from the harmful sexuality of the urban flâneuse to the childlike femininity exemplified through Mary Pickford, from the Shanghai movie to Italian diva films—looking alongside the best way at birth-control sensation movies, French crime serials, "war actualities," and the stylistic impression of paintings deco. ordinary through the quantity is the protean determine of the recent lady, alternately garbed as infantile tomboy, athletic megastar, enigmatic vamp, languid diva, operating woman, kinetic flapper, and primitive exotic.

Contributors. Constance Balides, Jennifer M. Bean, Kristine Butler, Mary Ann Doane, Lucy Fischer, Jane Gaines, Amelie Hastie, Sumiko Higashi, Lori Landay, Anne Morey, Diane Negra, Catherine Russell, Siobhan B. Somerville, Shelley Stamp, Gaylyn Studlar, Angela Dalle Vacche, Radha Vatsal, Kristen Whissel, Patricia White, Zhang Zhen

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