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Domestic Violence in Hollywood Film : Gaslighting (Hardcover) (Diane L. Shoos)

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This is the first book to critically examine Hollywood films that focus on male partner violence against women. These films include Gaslight, Sleeping with the Enemy, What’s Love Got to Do with It, Dolores Claiborne, Enough, and Safe Haven. Shaped by the contexts of postfeminism, domestic abuse post-awareness, and familiar genre conventions, these films engage in ideological “gaslighting” that reaffirms our preconceived ideas about men as abusers, women as victims, and the racial and class politics of domestic violence. While the films purport to condemn abuse and empower abused women, this study proposes that they tacitly reinforce the very attitudes that we believe we no longer tolerate. Shoos argues that films like these limit not only popular understanding but also social and institutional interventions. 

Number of Pages: 175
Genre: Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Diane L. Shoos
Language: English
Street Date: January 19, 2018
TCIN: 53327815
UPC: 9783319650630
Item Number (DPCI): 248-61-7725
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