Gender & Cinema Products

  • Clueless

    American Youth in the 1990s

    By Lesley Speed

    Clueless is widely considered to be one of the defining teen films of the 1990s. Presenting the teenage social world of Cher and her friends through an array of comedic lines and references to popular culture, the film has become part of a lexicon of popular youth culture. Based loosely on Jane…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Precious

    Identity, Adaptation and the African American Youth Film

    By Tim McNelis

    This book examines a popular, divisive, and celebrity-endorsed filmic depiction of a troubled African American girl, focusing on the concept of African American youth film and genre hybridity; the adaptation of the film from its source novel; how it deals with issues of identity such as race,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • American Pie

    The Anatomy of the Vulgar Teen Comedy

    By Bill Osgerby

    This book examines American Pie (1999), a film that exemplifies that most disparaged of movie genres – vulgar teen comedy. Taking American Pie as its focus, Bill Osgerby explores the nature and appeal of gloriously ‘grossed out’ teen humour. The book considers the relationship between American Pie’…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Noah as Antihero

    Darren Aronofsky’s Cinematic Deluge

    Edited by Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch, Jon Morgan

    This collection of essays by biblical scholars is the first book-length treatment of the 2014 film Noah, directed by Darren Aronofsky. The film has proved to be of great interest to scholars working on the interface between the Bible and popular culture, not only because it was heralded as the…

    Hardback – 2017-05-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

  • US Youth Films and Popular Music

    Identity, Genre, and Musical Agency

    By Tim McNelis

    This book brings theory from popular music studies to an examination of identity and agency in youth films while building on, and complementing, film studies literature concerned with genre, identity, and representation. McNelis includes case studies of Hollywood and independent US youth films that…

    Hardback – 2017-05-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Interpreting Tyler Perry

    Perspectives on Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality

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

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Transformations in Race and Media

  • The Hand that Holds the Camera

    Interviews with Women Film and Video Directors

    By Lynn Fieldman Miller

    Images of girls and women in books, ads, films and on television influence the way that girls and women see themselves. This book, considering it important that women control the images in these powerful media, interviews seven female film and video makers and questions their thoughts on their…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Cinema

  • Gesture and Film

    Signalling New Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Nicholas Chare, Liz Watkins

    Gesture has held a crucial role in cinema since its inception. In the absence of spoken words, early cinema frequently exploited the communicative potential of the gestures of actors. As this book demonstrates, gesture has continued to assume immense importance in film to the present day. This…

    Hardback – 2017-04-18 
    Routledge

  • Affective Sexual Pedagogies in Film and Television

    By Kyra Clarke

    Popular film and television hold valuable potential for learning about sex and sexuality beyond the information-based model of sex education currently in schools. This book argues that the representation of complicated—or "messy"—relationships in these popular cultural forms makes them potent as…

    Hardback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • The New Woman's Film

    Femme-centric Movies for Smart Chicks

    By Hilary Radner

    With the chick flick arguably in decline, film scholars may well ask: what has become of the woman’s film? Little attention has been paid to the proliferation of films, often from the independent sector, that do not sit comfortably in either the category of popular culture or that of high art––…

    Paperback – 2017-02-06
    Routledge

  • Gender, Nation and Popular Film in India

    Globalizing Muscular Nationalism

    By Sikata Banerjee

    Interpretations of manhood have unfolded in India within a middle class cultural milieu shaped by an assertive self-confidence fuelled by liberalisation, a process by which India has been integrated into the global political economy and the prominence of Hindutva or Hindu nationalist politics. …

    Hardback – 2016-12-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • The Routledge Companion to Cinema & Gender

    Edited by Kristin Lené Hole, Dijana Jelača, E. Ann Kaplan, Patrice Petro

    Comprised of 43 innovative contributions, this companion is both an overview of, and intervention into the field of cinema and gender. The essays included here address a variety of geographical contexts, from an analysis of cinema. Islam and women and television under Eastern European socialism, to…

    Hardback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge

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