The Power of the Image

Essays on Representation and Sexuality

By Annette Kuhn

© 1985 – Routledge

156 pages

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Paperback: 9780415084604
pub: 1985-11-07
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About the Book

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.


"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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / Popular Culture
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies