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Knock Me up, Knock Me Down

Images of Pregnancy in Hollywood Films

Knock Me up, Knock Me Down( )
Author: Oliver, Kelly
ISBN:978-0-231-16108-4
Publication Date:Oct 2012
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $90.00
Book Description:

No longer is pregnancy a repulsive or shameful condition in Hollywood films, but an attractive attribute, often enhancing the romantic or comedic storyline of a female character. Kelly Oliver investigates this curious shift and its reflection of changing attitudes toward women's roles in reproduction and the family. Not all representations signify progress. Oliver finds that in many pregnancy films, our anxieties over modern reproductive practices and technologies are made manifest,...
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Book Details
Pages:248
Detailed Subjects: Performing Arts / Film / General
Social Science / Feminism & Feminist Theory
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.733 x 8.346 x 0.803 Inches
Book Weight:0.937 Pounds
Author Biography
Oliver, Kelly (Author)
Kelly Oliver is associate professor of philosophy and women's studies at SUNY, Stony Brook. She is the author of Subjectivity Without Subjects: From Abject Fathers to Desiring Mothers (1998), Family Values: Subjects Between Nature and Culture (1997), and Womanizing Nietzsche: Philosophy's Relations to "the Feminine" (1995).

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