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The Resource Dreaming identities : class, gender, and generation in 1980s Hollywood movies, Elizabeth G. Traube

Dreaming identities : class, gender, and generation in 1980s Hollywood movies, Elizabeth G. Traube

Label
Dreaming identities : class, gender, and generation in 1980s Hollywood movies
Title
Dreaming identities
Title remainder
class, gender, and generation in 1980s Hollywood movies
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth G. Traube
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this book Elizabeth Traube argues that over the course of the 1980s, Hollywood participated in a wider move by mainstream political and social forces that attempted to absorb and contain critical cultural currents by rehabilitating images of masculine authority. At the movies we saw parallel constructions of wild, antibureaucratic warrior-heroes and smooth, seemingly rebellious tricksters adapted to the corporate order. We saw the demonization of the independent woman and the complementary formation of the nurturing father as her adversary
  • The author relates these representations to two cultural narratives of long duration--the American frontier myth and the myth of success, or the American dream, both of which also figured prominently in the rhetorical themes of Reagan-era politics
  • Utilizing structuralism, Marxism, feminist object relations psychoanalysis, and neoformalist film criticism, Traube emphasizes specific aspects of cinematic representations of gender and authority to explore the relationships between culture and politics. Unlike other feminist critics of "patriarchal Hollywood," she stresses the multiple, competing versions of masculinity and femininity constructed in Hollywood movies and the different class positions of their primary, intended audiences
  • Attention to particular forms that cultural narratives assume in changing circumstances gives Traube's film analyses a unique sociohistorical dimension, while her focus on narratives used by political elites as well as by moviemakers reveals significant variations in ideology production in different sites
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Traube, Elizabeth G
Dewey number
791.43/655/09048
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.S47
LC item number
T73 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cultural studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex role in motion pictures
  • Patriarchy
  • Middle class
  • Femininity
  • Feminism and motion pictures
  • Motion picture audiences
  • Films
  • Sekserol
  • Vrouwen
  • Mannen
  • Sociale klassen
  • Beeldvorming
  • Film
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Geschichte (1980-1990)
  • Soziale Klasse
  • Beeldvorming
  • Films
  • Mannen
  • Sekserol
  • Sociale klassen
  • Vrouwen
  • USA
Label
Dreaming identities : class, gender, and generation in 1980s Hollywood movies, Elizabeth G. Traube
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • Secrets of Success in Postmodern Society.
  • Vicissitudes of the Success Hero.
  • Career Training.
  • Finding Fulfillment in Advertising.
  • Struggling Upward.
  • Conclusion
  • 4.
  • Transforming Heroes: Hollywood and the Demonization of Women.
  • Workers and Shape-Changers: The Poles of Success Mythology.
  • 1.
  • Corporate Shape-Changers.
  • A Job for Working Men and Women.
  • The Secretary and the Boss from Hell.
  • The Defiant One.
  • Conclusion
  • 5.
  • Who Will Do the Caring? Domestic Men and Independent Women in the Movies
  • The Return of the Repressed: Lucas and Spielberg's Temple of Doom
  • Moishe Postone and Elizabeth G. Traube
  • 2.
  • Redeeming Images: The Wild Man Comes Home.
  • The Renegade Vet.
  • Innocence Regained.
  • Conclusion: Whose War Was It?
Control code
25410819
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 207 pages
Isbn
9780813313146
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
92007248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1454272
Label
Dreaming identities : class, gender, and generation in 1980s Hollywood movies, Elizabeth G. Traube
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • Secrets of Success in Postmodern Society.
  • Vicissitudes of the Success Hero.
  • Career Training.
  • Finding Fulfillment in Advertising.
  • Struggling Upward.
  • Conclusion
  • 4.
  • Transforming Heroes: Hollywood and the Demonization of Women.
  • Workers and Shape-Changers: The Poles of Success Mythology.
  • 1.
  • Corporate Shape-Changers.
  • A Job for Working Men and Women.
  • The Secretary and the Boss from Hell.
  • The Defiant One.
  • Conclusion
  • 5.
  • Who Will Do the Caring? Domestic Men and Independent Women in the Movies
  • The Return of the Repressed: Lucas and Spielberg's Temple of Doom
  • Moishe Postone and Elizabeth G. Traube
  • 2.
  • Redeeming Images: The Wild Man Comes Home.
  • The Renegade Vet.
  • Innocence Regained.
  • Conclusion: Whose War Was It?
Control code
25410819
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 207 pages
Isbn
9780813313146
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
92007248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1454272

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