Independent Women: From Film to Television

June 8, 2021|
Independent Women: From Film to Television by Claire Perkins

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Independent Women: From Film to Television explores the significance for feminism of the increasing representation of women on and behind the screen in television contexts around the world.

"Independent" has functioned throughout film and television history as an important euphemism for "feminist". This volume investigates how this connection plays out in a contemporary environment that popular feminist discourse is constructing as a golden age of television for women. The original essays in the volume offer insights into how post-network television is being valued as a new site of independent production for women. They also examine how these connotations of creative control influence perceptions of both female creators and their content as feminist. Together, they provide a compelling perspective on the feminist consequences of how independence and "indie" have intensified as cultural sensibilities that coincide and engage with the digital transformation of television during the first decades of the 21st century.

The chapters in this book were originally published in a special issue of Feminist Media Studies.

Title:Independent Women: From Film to Television
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:June 8, 2021
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781000402582

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