1st Edition

The Power of the Image Essays on Representation and Sexuality

By Annette Kuhn Copyright 1985
    152 Pages
    by Routledge

    156 Pages
    by Routledge

    Analyses a wide range of film and still photographs to explore culturally dominant images and how they work. Extensively illustrated, this challenging collection of essays is essential reading for all students of media and women's studies.

    Introduction; Chapter 1 Living dolls and ‘real women’, Frances Borzello, Annette Kuhn, Jill Pack, Cassandra Wedd; Chapter 2 Lawless seeing; Chapter 3 Sexual disguise and cinema; Chapter 4 The Big Sleep; Chapter 5 A moral subject;


    Authored by Kuhn, Annette

    "A shrewd and closely-argued analysis of how dominant images of femininity and sexual difference are constructed." Modern Language Review

    "Kuhn’s thinking is impressive, she is rarely dogmatic, and she is not without the occasional quiet irony." Film Quarterly

    "Thoughtful, concise, and highly readable essays." Women’s Studies Review

    "Polemical writing, which argues for rather than tells about ... In this book, Kuhn continually probes, looking further than individual methods permit." Screen