The Resource A cultural analysis of the contemporary horror film as genre, by Isabel Pinedo

A cultural analysis of the contemporary horror film as genre, by Isabel Pinedo

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A cultural analysis of the contemporary horror film as genre
Title
A cultural analysis of the contemporary horror film as genre
Statement of responsibility
by Isabel Pinedo
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Contributor
Author
Degree supervisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The postmodern horror genre escapes the taboos which constrain other representational practices. As a taboo-violating practice, the genre is a site of contradictions, and thus exposes the gendered social relations which have to be repressed in other sorts of films. It is only through violation that the conditions of representational practice become evident, and this is precisely what horror does. It presents the female body in the moment of violation, thus exposing the taken-for-granted, gendered representational practices of classical Hollywood cinema. The genre is a form of popular culture which indulges in an examination of the culturally repressed. Specifically, this genre, more explicitly than most, breaks down gender as a binary term in the process of spectator identification. Spectatorial pleasure derives, not from the fixity but, from the oscillation between masculine and feminine positionings. Cross-gender identification--female (audience) identification with the male (gaze) and male (audience) identification with the female (gaze)--is central to the pleasure of the genre. Thus, the genre provides an opportunity to subvert fundamental operations of cultural repression. It is this very quality--the breakdown of repression--which forms the basis for the popularity of the genre
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Cataloging source
MUU
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1957-
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Pinedo, Isabel Cristina
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation note
Thesis
Dissertation year
1991.
Granting institution
City University of New York
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.H6
LC item number
P459 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Brown, Michael E.
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  • Horror films
  • Sex role in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures and women
  • Horror films
  • Sex role in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures and women
Label
A cultural analysis of the contemporary horror film as genre, by Isabel Pinedo
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "1991."
  • Thesis supervisor/advisor: Michael Brown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-245)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
911062780
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
vii, 245 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)911062780
Label
A cultural analysis of the contemporary horror film as genre, by Isabel Pinedo
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "1991."
  • Thesis supervisor/advisor: Michael Brown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-245)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
911062780
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
vii, 245 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)911062780

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