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Gender Meets Genre in Postwar Cinemas$
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Christine Gledhill

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780252036613

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252036613.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Gender Meets Genre in Postwar Cinemas
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Christine Gledhill

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036613.003.0018

Two key areas of Film Studies—genre and gender representation—have generated challenging theories and debate. However, these concepts rarely intersect. Studies of gender representation and sexed spectatorship largely subsume genre into narrative and visual organization. This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to open up questions about the complex interaction of aesthetics, cultural meanings, and affect in mass-mediated cinematic fictions. For too long, represented gender has been taken as a means of ideologically assessing films. The challenge, then, is to open a perspective from the side of genre: to explore the aesthetic and imaginative power of gender as a tool of genre, and to explore what genre returns to the cultural sphere. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   gender, genre, film studies, aesthetics, cultural meanings, cinematic fictions

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