Screens and Veils: Maghrebi Women's Cinema (BOK)

Florence Martin

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Examined within their economic, cultural, and political context, the work of women Maghrebi filmmakers forms a cohesive body of work. Florence Martin examines the intersections of nation and gender in seven films, showing how directors turn around the politics of the gaze as they play with the various meanings of the Arabic term hijab (veil, curtain, screen). Martin analyzes these films on their own theoretical terms, developing the notion of "transvergence" to examine how Maghrebi women's cinema is flexible, playful, and transgressive in its themes, aesthetics, narratives, and modes of address. These are distinctive films that traverse multiple cultures, both borrowing from and resisting the discourses these cultures propose.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Florence Martin
Forlag
INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780253223418
Antall sider 288 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 408 gram
Emner og form Gender studies: women, Film theory & criticism

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