The Resource Marked women : prostitutes and prostitution in the cinema, Russell Campbell

Marked women : prostitutes and prostitution in the cinema, Russell Campbell

Label
Marked women : prostitutes and prostitution in the cinema
Title
Marked women
Title remainder
prostitutes and prostitution in the cinema
Statement of responsibility
Russell Campbell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Julia Roberts played a prostitute, famously, in Pretty Woman. So did Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver, Jane Fonda in Klute, Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie, Greta Garbo in Anna Christie, and Charlize Theron, who won an Academy Award for Monster. This engaging and generously illustrated study explores the depiction of female prostitute characters and prostitution in world cinema, from the silent era to the present-day industry. From the woman with control over her own destiny to the woman who cannot get away from her pimp, Russell Campbell shows the diverse representations of prostitutes in film. Marked Women classifies fifteen recurrent character types and three common narratives, many of them with their roots in male fantasy. The "Happy Hooker," for example, is the liberated woman whose only goal is to give as much pleasure as she receives, while the "Avenger," a nightmare of the male imagination, represents the threat of women taking retribution for all the oppression they have suffered at the hands of men. The "Love Story," a common narrative, represents the prostitute as both heroine and anti-heroine, while "Condemned to Death" allows men to manifest, in imagination only, their hostility toward women by killing off the troubled prostitute in an act of cathartic violence. The figure of the woman whose body is available at a price has fascinated and intrigued filmmakers and filmgoers since the very beginning of cinema, but the manner of representation has also been highly conflicted and fiercely contested. Campbell explores the cinematic prostitute as a figure shaped by both reactionary thought and feminist challenges to the norm, demonstrating how the film industry itself is split by fascinating contradictions
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
791.43/6692
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.P76
LC item number
C36 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Wisconsin film studies
Label
Marked women : prostitutes and prostitution in the cinema, Russell Campbell
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-425) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Sex Trade and the Cinema -- Depicting Prostitution Under Patriarchy -- Gigolette -- Siren -- Comrade -- Avenger -- Martyr -- Golddigger -- Nursemaid -- Captive -- Business Woman -- Happy Hooker -- Adventuress -- Junkie -- Baby Doll -- Working Girl -- The Love Story -- Prostitute and Pimp -- Condemned to Death -- The Paradigm and Its Challengers
Control code
ocn669508011
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 450 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299212537
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b25618738
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)669508011
  • pebco029921253X
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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