Looking for the Other
Nation, Woman and Desire in Film
By (author) E. Ann Kaplan
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Looking for the Other by E. Ann Kaplan
Book DescriptionWhat happens when white people look at non-whites? What happens when the gaze is returned? Looking for the Other responds to criticisms leveled at white feminist film theory of the 1970s and 1980s for its neglect of issues to do with race. It focuses attention on the male gaze across cultures, as illustrated by women filmmakers of color whose films deal with travel. Looking relations are determined by history, tradition, myth; by national identity, power hierarchies, politics, economics, geographical and other environment. Travel implicitly involves looking at, and looking relations with, peoples different from oneself. Featured films include Birth of a Nation, The Cat People, Home of the Brave, Black Narcissus, Chocolat, and Warrior Marks. Featured filmmakers include D.W.Griffith, Jacques Tourneur, Michael Powell, Julie Dash, Pratibha Parmar, Trinh T. Min-ha, and Claire Denis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415910170
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author E. Ann Kaplan
Feminism and Film, Paperback (July 2000)
This collection of essays examines the role of feminist research in the emergence of Film Studies as a discipline, and traces the developments in theory, criticism and practices of women and cinema since 1973, detailing the contexts within which feminist film theories and practices emerged.
Althusserian Legacy, Paperback (December 1992)» View all books by E. Ann Kaplan
Attempts to provide a thorough, balanced account of Althusser's ideas and the issues he brought to the forefront of Marxist theory. This volume brings together international work in history, philosophy, economics, sociology and literary criticism, all significantly influenced by Althusser.
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