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Gossip, Women, Film, and Chick Flicks : Film, Feminism and Aesthetic Experience (Hardcover) (Sarah-mai
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This book addresses the relationship between gossip, women, and film with regards to the genre of chick flicks. Presenting two case studies on the films Easy A (Will Gluck 2010) and Emma (Douglas McGrath 1996), Dang demonstrates that hearsay plays a defining role in the staging of these films and thus in the film experience. While the lack of women’s voices in the general public sphere remains an issue, the female voice is very present in the contemporary woman’s film. In its analysis of gossip, this book focuses on a form of communication that has traditionally been assigned to women and is consequently disregarded. Dang provides a theoretical framework for the understanding of speech acts in the popular, yet undertheorized, genre of chick flicks.
Genre: Social Science, Performing Arts
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Sarah-mai Dang
Street Date: November 30, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-9560
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