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Final Girls

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ISBN 10 : 9781101985373
Pages : 368 pages
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Final Girls, Feminism and Popular Culture

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN 10 : 9783030315238
Pages : 281 pages
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Download Final Girls, Feminism and Popular Culture PDF Full Free by Katarzyna Paszkiewicz and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-05-05 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume examines contemporary reformulations of the ‘Final Girl’ in film, TV, literature and comic, expanding the discussion of the trope beyond the slasher subgenre. Focusing specifically on popular texts that emerged in the 21st century, the volume asks: What is the sociocultural context that facilitated the remarkable proliferation of the Final Girls? What kinds of stories are told in these narratives and can they help us make sense of feminism? What are the roles of literature and media in the reconsiderations of Carol J. Clover’s term of thirty years ago and how does this term continue to inform our understanding of popular culture? The contributors to this collection take up these concerns from diverse perspectives and with different answers, notably spanning theories of genre, posthumanism, gender, sexuality and race, as well as audience reception and spectatorship.


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The Final Girl Support Group

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ISBN 10 : 9780593201251
Pages : 352 pages
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Legacy of Blood

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Publisher : Headpress
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ISBN 10 : 1900486393
Pages : 196 pages
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Download Legacy of Blood PDF Full Free by Jim Harper and published by Headpress. This book was released on 2004 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Combining in-depth analysis with over 200 film reviews, 'Legacy of Blood' is a comprehensive examination of the slasher movie and its conventions to date, from 'Halloweeen' to 'Scream' and beyond.


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Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780292739581
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Unruly Girls, Unrepentant Mothers PDF Full Free by Kathleen Rowe Karlyn and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2011-01-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the 1990s, when Reviving Ophelia became a best seller and "Girl Power" a familiar anthem, girls have assumed new visibility in the culture. Yet in asserting their new power, young women have redefined femininity in ways that have often mystified their mothers. They have also largely disavowed feminism, even though their new influence is a likely legacy of feminism's Second Wave. At the same time, popular culture has persisted in idealizing, demonizing, or simply erasing mothers, rarely depicting them in strong and loving relationships with their daughters. Unruly Girls, Unrepentent Mothers, a companion to Kathleen Rowe Karlyn's groundbreaking work, The Unruly Woman, studies the ways popular culture and current debates within and about feminism inform each other. Surveying a range of films and television shows that have defined girls in the postfeminist era—from Titanic and My So-Called Life to Scream and The Devil Wears Prada, and from Love and Basketball to Ugly Betty—Karlyn explores the ways class, race, and generational conflicts have shaped both Girl Culture and feminism's Third Wave. Tying feminism's internal conflicts to negative attitudes toward mothers in the social world, she asks whether today's seemingly materialistic and apolitical girls, inspired by such real and fictional figures as the Spice Girls and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, have turned their backs on the feminism of their mothers or are redefining unruliness for a new age.


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Girls

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Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0231504721
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Girls PDF Full Free by Catherine Driscoll and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2002-08-21 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Spice Girls, Tank Girl comicbooks, Sailor Moon, Courtney Love, Grrl Power: do such things really constitute a unique "girl culture?" Catherine Driscoll begins by identifying a genealogy of "girlhood" or "feminine adolescence," and then argues that both "girls" and "culture" as ideas are too problematic to fulfill any useful role in theorizing about the emergence of feminine adolescence in popular culture. She relates the increasing public visibility of girls in western and westernized cultures to the evolution and expansion of theories about feminine adolescence in fields such as psychoanalysis, sociology, anthropology, history, and politics. Presenting her argument as a Foucauldian genealogy, Driscoll discusses the ways in which young women have been involved in the production and consumption of theories and representations of girls, feminine adolescence, and the "girl market."


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Horror Films of the 1980s

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ISBN 10 : 9780786455010
Pages : 843 pages
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Download Horror Films of the 1980s PDF Full Free by John Kenneth Muir and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2010-07-28 with total page 843 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Kenneth Muir is back! This time, the author of the acclaimed Horror Films of the 1970s turns his attention to 300 films from the 1980s. From horror franchises like Friday the 13th and Hellraiser to obscurities like The Children and The Boogens, Muir is our informative guide. Muir introduces the scope of the decade's horrors, and offers a history that draws parallels between current events and the nightmares unfolding on cinema screens. Each of the 300 films is discussed with detailed credits, a brief synopsis, a critical commentary, and where applicable, notes on the film's legacy beyond the 80s. Also included is the author's ranking of the 15 best horror films of the 80s.


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The Lifetime Network

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ISBN 10 : 9780786498307
Pages : 215 pages
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Download The Lifetime Network PDF Full Free by Emily L. Newman and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-03-28 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For more than 30 years, Lifetime has aired a broad range of programming, including original movies, sitcoms, dramas and reality shows. As other networks dedicated to women have come and gone, Lifetime continues to thrive in an ever-expanding cable marketplace, exploring such sensitive topics as race, commercialism, eating disorders, rape and domestic violence. This collection of new essays is the first to focus on Lifetime and the programs that helped define the network's brand that appeals to both viewers and advertisers. Series like Project Runway, Girlfriend Intervention and Army Wives are explored in depth. The contributors discuss the network's large opus of original films, as well at its online presence.


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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 10 : 9780313376122
Pages : 341 pages
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Download Female Action Heroes PDF Full Free by Gladys L. Knight and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010 with total page 341 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers 25 profiles of some of the most popular female action heroes throughout the history of film, television, comic books, and video games. * Comprises 25 profiles, arranged alphabetically * 70 sidebars provide additional information on pertinent topics, individuals, and symbols * Includes a chronology of major appearances of the 25 female action heroes in film, television, comic books, and video games, as well as women's fashion trends and major events in women's history * Offers a photograph of each featured, female action hero * Presents a glossary of 39 terms, including female archetypes like "femme fatale" and social movements like "third-wave feminism" * Provides a selected bibliography of books and Internet sites related to the topics of female action heroes, women's history, and media studies


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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN 10 : 9780689873737
Pages : 262 pages
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Download The Ultimate Girls' Movie Survival Guide PDF Full Free by Andrea Sarvady and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2004-10 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than a movie rental guide, this book is arranged to address universal themes such as love complications, troubled friendships, family strife, body image angst, and more--a true manual for finding the answers to life's questions through film. Two-color illustrations throughout.


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ISBN 10 : 9781476635675
Pages : 178 pages
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Download Anatomy of the Slasher Film PDF Full Free by Sotiris Petridis and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2019-05-10 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The term “slasher film” was common parlance by the mid–1980s but the horror subgenre it describes was at least a decade old by then—formerly referred to as “stalker,” “psycho” or “slice-’em-up.” Examining 74 movies—from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) to Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)—the author identifies the characteristic elements of the subgenre while tracing changes in narrative patterns over the decades. The slasher canon is divided into three eras: the classical (1974–1993), the self-referential (1994–2000) and the neoslasher cycle (2000–2013).


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ISBN 10 : 9781442231504
Pages : 266 pages
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Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781787691032
Pages : 264 pages
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Download Gender and Contemporary Horror in Television PDF Full Free by Steven Gerrard and published by Emerald Group Publishing. This book was released on 2019-03-13 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Horror has found a resurgence on television in the post-millennial years. This book will investigate the changing and challenging roles that gender has undergone in TV horror, examining a range of shows, including Hannibal, American Horror Story, The Walking Dead, Penny Dreadful, Supernatural, The Exorcist, iZombie, and Bates Motel.


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ISBN 10 : 9781787698970
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Gender and Contemporary Horror in Film PDF Full Free by Samantha Holland and published by Emerald Group Publishing. This book was released on 2019-03-13 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited collection focuses on gender and contemporary horror in film, examining how and if representations of gender in horror have changed.


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ISBN 10 : 9781118475256
Pages : 626 pages
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Download A Companion to Nordic Cinema PDF Full Free by Mette Hjort and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2016-05-31 with total page 626 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Companion to Nordic Cinema presents a collection of original essays that explore one of the world’s oldest regional cinemas from its origins to the present day. Offers a comprehensive, transnational and regional account of Nordic cinema from its origins to the present day Features original contributions from more than two dozen international film scholars based in the Nordic countries, the United States, Canada, Scotland, and Hong Kong Covers a wide range of topics on the distinctive evolution of Nordic cinema including the silent Golden Age, Nordic film policy models and their influence, audiences and cinephilia, Nordic film training, and indigenous Sámi cinema. Considers Nordic cinema’s engagement with global audiences through coverage of such topics as Dogme 95, the avant-garde filmmaking movement begun by Danish directors Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg, and the global marketing and distribution of Nordic horror and Nordic noir Offers fresh investigations of the work of global auteurs such as Carl Th. Dreyer, Ingmar Bergman, Lars von Trier, Aki Kaurismäki, and Roy Andersson. Includes essays on Danish and Swedish television dramas, Finland’s eco-documentary film production, the emerging tradition of Icelandic cinema, the changing dynamics of Scandinavian porn, and many more


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ISBN 10 : 9781476675060
Pages : 252 pages
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Download Sexualities in the Works of Joss Whedon PDF Full Free by Lewis Call and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2020-05-26 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Joss Whedon's works, across all media including television, film, musicals, and comic books, are known for their commitment to gender and sexual equality. They have always encouraged their audiences to love whomever, and however, they wish. This book is a history of the sexualities represented in the works of Joss Whedon and it covers all of Whedon's genres, including fantasy, horror, science fiction, westerns, superhero stories, and Shakespearean comedy. Unique for its consideration of the entire arc of Whedon's two-decade career, from the beginning of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's first season in 1997 through the conclusion of its twelfth (comic book) season in 2018, this book examines in detail both better-known queer sexualities of the LGBTQ+ spectrum, and lesser-known non-normative sexualities. The book includes chapters on Whedon's sexually dominant women and submissive men, sexual pluralism on Firefly, disabled sexualities in Whedon's superhero narratives, zoophilia in Buffy, queer and heteronormative sexualities in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, the subversion of the sexual tropes of slasher films in The Cabin in Woods, and dominance and submission in Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing.


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The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films

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ISBN 10 : 9781538115527
Pages : 513 pages
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Download The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films PDF Full Free by Salvador Jimenez Murguía and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2019-12-15 with total page 513 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The treatment—and mistreatment—of women throughout history continues to be a necessary topic of discussion, in order for progress to be made and equality to be achieved. While current articles and books expose troubling truths of the gender divide, modern cinema continues to provide problematic depictions of such behavior—with a few heartening exceptions. The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films closely examines the many, pervasive forms of sexism in contemporary productions—from clueless comedies to superhero blockbusters. In more than 130 entries, this volume explores a number of cinematic grievances including: the objectification of women’s bodies the limited character types available for female performers the lack of sexual diversity on the screen the limited range of desirable traits for female performers the use of gratuitous sex the narrow focus on heteronormative depictions of courtship and romance The films discussed here include As Good as It Gets (1999), Beauty and The Beast (2017), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Do the Right Thing (1989), Easy A (2010), The Forty-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Hidden Figures (2016), Lost in Translation (2003), Mulholland Drive (2001), Showgirls (1995), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Star Wars (1977), Thelma & Louise (1991), Tootsie (1982), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), and 9 to 5 (1980). By digging deeply into more insidious forms of sexual/gender discrimination, this book illuminates one more aspect of women’s lives that deserves to be understood. Offering insights and analysis from more than fifty contributors, The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films will appeal to scholars of cinema, gender studies, women’s studies, and cultural history.