Affirmative Aesthetics and Wilful Women

Gender, Space and Mobility in Contemporary Cinema

by Maud Ceuterick

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Book Description

While the idea of women who stay at home and men who dominate the streets may seem outdated, binary considerations of gender, space, and power still proliferate in contemporary cinema. This open access book adopts a fluid approach to space designed to accommodate wilful, affirmative, and imaginative perspectives of gender on screen. Through close analysis, or micro-analysis, of Messidor (Alain Tanner, 1979), Vendredi Soir (Claire Denis, 2002), Wadjda (Haifaa Al-Mansour, 2012), and Head-On (Fatih Akin, 2004), this book looks for light, textures, rhythms, movement, and sound that give shape to affirmative forms, forms that contribute to rewriting bodies and spaces - such as cars, homes, and city streets - that reject traditional gender and power structures. Wilful women drive this book forward, through movement and pauses, imagination and desire, persistence and dissimulation, eroticism, performance and abjection.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Affirmative Aesthetics and Wilful Women ebook for free in PDF format (4.5 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2020
Pages
197
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030370381
ISBN10
3030370380
ISBN13 Digital
9783030370398
ISBN10 Digital
3030370399
PDF Size
4.5 MB
License
CC BY

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