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 Televisionexplores 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 21stcentury.

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

Claire Perkinsis Senior Lecturer in Film and Screen Studies at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She is the author ofAmerican Smart Cinema(2012) and co-editor of six collections including (with Michele Schreiber and Linda Badley)Indie Reframed: Women''s Filmmaking and Contemporary American Independent Cinema(...
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Title:Independent Women: From Film To Television
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:126 pages, 9.69 X 6.88 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:126 pages, 9.69 X 6.88 X 0 in
Published:June 8, 2021
Publisher:Routledge
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781032008981

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