Introduction

Decentering feminist film studies

Authored by: Kristin Lené Hole , Dijana Jelača , E. Ann Kaplan , Patrice Petro

The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Gender

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138924956
eBook ISBN: 9781315684062
Adobe ISBN: 9781317408055

10.4324/9781315684062.ch101

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Abstract

Cinema and gender are concepts with a long and complicated relationship that extends to every aspect of filmmaking—production, representation, exhibition, spectatorship, reception, and distribution. The volume at hand approaches this relationship through the diverse and dynamic field of feminist film studies—from psychoanalytic and semiotic to phenomenological and Deleuzian approaches, and from studies of genre and reception to the practices of digital culture. The relationship between cinema and gender is never static. Rather, it has perpetually shifted in relation to emerging practices, technologies, and recognition of the limitations of prevailing intellectual paradigms at any given moment.

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