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A study of the rape-revenge film. Jacinda Read suggests that the rape-revenge cycle can be read as one of the primary ways in which Hollywood has attempted to make sense of feminism and the changing shape of heterosexual femininity in the post-1970 period.

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ISBN 9780719059056
Barcode 9780719059056
Published 15 July 2000 by Manchester University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
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Author(s) By Read, Jacinda
Index by Norris, Mary
Series edited by Schaefer, Eric
Series Inside Popular Film
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ISBN-13 9780719059056
ISBN-10 0719059054
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Manchester University Press
Imprint Manchester University Press
Publication Date 15 July 2000
International Publication Date 1 December 2000
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Read, Jacinda
Index by Norris, Mary
Series edited by Schaefer, Eric
Series Inside Popular Film
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Performing Arts: Films, Cinema
Media Studies
Women's Studies
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 389g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Motion pictures, History
NBS Text Film, TV & Radio
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 791.43655
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

A study of the rape-revenge film, in which Jacinda Read suggests that the rape-revenge cycle can be read as one of the primary ways in which Hollywood has attempted to make sense of feminism and the changing shape of heterosexual femininity in the post-1970 period. Arguing that rape-revenge is better understood not as a genre, but as a narrative structure, the author analyzes the ways in which various deployments of this structure rework the mass cultural fictions of femininity inscribed in the genres over which they have been mapped. From the frontier femmes of rape-revenge westerns such as Hannie Caulder , through the erotic avengers of neo-noirs such as Batman Returns , to the maternal avengers of rape-revenge melodrama such as An Eye for an Eye , this work explores the popular understandings of feminism that circulate around these generic manifestations of the female avenger. Applying ideas from feminist cultural studies to the analysis of film, and combining detailed textual analysis with contextual analysis, the book challenges many of the received orthodoxies of feminist theory.

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Author's Bio

Jacinda Read is Lecturer in Media Studies at De Montfort University -- .

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