Cracks in the Pedestal

Philip Green


Cracks in the Pedestal

Cracks in the Pedestal

  • Title: Cracks in the Pedestal
  • Author: Philip Green
  • ISBN: 9781558491205
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Paperback



Distinguishing his own neo Marxist approach from that of other media scholars, Philip Green pursues two interrelated themes In the first part of the book, he looks at the strategies Hollywood has employed to deflect or absorb the ideological challenges posed by the feminist critique of contemporary American society He demonstrates the ways in which mainstream movies andDistinguishing his own neo Marxist approach from that of other media scholars, Philip Green pursues two interrelated themes In the first part of the book, he looks at the strategies Hollywood has employed to deflect or absorb the ideological challenges posed by the feminist critique of contemporary American society He demonstrates the ways in which mainstream movies and television programs, no matter how unconventional or subversive they may appear, produce and reproduce familiar images of sexuality and gender identity In the second part, Green highlights instances in which reproduction of the dominant ideology is less successful by examining several recent cinematic genres the female action movie, the rape revenge cycle, and the new film noir that portray the real ambiguities of a social order in upheaval As a male consumer of the cultural commodities being discussed, the author offers a perspective on American films and television different from that of most other feminist critics.


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