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New and Published Books

  1. Arab, Muslim, Woman

    Voice and Vision in Postcolonial Literature and Film

    By Lindsey Moore

    Series: Transformations

    Given a long history of representation by others, what themes and techniques do Arab Muslim women writers, filmmakers and visual artists foreground in their presentation of postcolonial experience? Lindsey Moore’s groundbreaking book demonstrates ways in which women appropriate textual and visual...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Gender and Humor

    Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives

    Edited by Delia Chiaro, Raffaella Baccolini

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    In the mid-seventies, both gender studies and humor studies emerged as new disciplines, with scholars from various fields undertaking research in these areas. The first publications that emerged in the field of gender studies came out of disciplines such as philosophy, history, and literature,...

    Published May 7th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Woman's Film of the 1940s

    Gender, Narrative, and History

    By Alison L. McKee

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This book explores the relationship among gender, desire, and narrative in 1940s woman’s films which negotiate the terrain between public history and private experience. The woman’s film and other form of cinematic melodrama have often been understood as positioning themselves outside history, and...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Narratives of Gendered Dissent in South Asian Cinemas

    By Alka Kurian

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This book conducts a post-colonial, gendered investigation of women-centred South Asian films. In these films, the narrative becomes an act of political engagement and a site of feminist struggle: a map that weaves together multiple strands of subjectivity—gender, caste, race, class, religion, and...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Off Screen

    Women and Film in Italy: Seminar on Italian and American directions

    Edited by Giuliana Bruno, Maria Nadotti

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

    This feminist anthology from Italy offers an enriching perspective on cinema studies. Focusing on women’s engagement with political theory and film-making, the book never loses sight of the female experience of cinema. It examines how women have chosen to represent themselves and how they have been...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Film and Gender

    Edited by Sue Thornham, Niall Richardson

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Since at least the early 1970s, when Claire Johnston observed that despite ‘the enormous emphasis placed on woman as spectacle in the cinema … woman as woman is largely absent’, the relationship of cinema to the construction of gender identities and gendered pleasures has been a central concern...

    Published October 9th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Interpreting Tyler Perry

    Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality

    Edited by Jamel Santa Cruze Bell, Ronald L. Jackson II

    Series: Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

    Tyler Perry has become a significant figure in media due to his undeniable box office success led by his character Madea and popular TV sitcoms House of Payne and Meet the Browns. Perry built a multimedia empire based largely on his popularity among African American viewers and has become a...

    Published September 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. New Indian Cinema in Post-Independence India

    The Cultural Work of Shyam Benegal’s Films

    By Anuradha Dingwaney Needham

    Series: Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

    Shyam Benegal is an Indian director and screenwriter whose work is considered central to New Indian cinema. By closely analysing several of Benegal’s films, this book provides an understanding of India’s post-independence history. The book examines the filmmaker’s focus on women by highlighting his...

    Published June 13th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Masculinity in the Contemporary Romantic Comedy

    Gender as Genre

    By John Alberti

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This volume addresses the growing obsolescence of traditional constructions of masculine identity in popular romantic comedies by proposing an approach that combines gender and genre theory to examine the ongoing radical reconstruction of gender roles in these films. Alberti creates a unified...

    Published May 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Genre, Gender and the Effects of Neoliberalism

    The New Millennium Hollywood Rom Com

    By Betty Kaklamanidou

    Series: Popular Culture and World Politics

    The romantic comedy has long been regarded as an inferior film genre by critics and scholars alike, accused of maintaining a strict narrative formula which is considered superficial and highly predictable. However, the genre has resisted the negative scholarly and critical comments and for the last...

    Published January 4th 2013 by Routledge