American Film History

Selected Readings, Origins to 1960
Author: Cynthia Lucia,Roy Grundmann,Art Simon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111847516X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 568
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This authoritative collection of introductory and specialized readings explores the rich and innovative history of this period in American cinema. Spanning an essential range of subjects from the early 1900s Nickelodeon to the decline of the studio system in the 1960s, it combines a broad historical context with careful readings of individual films. Charts the rise of film in early twentieth-century America from its origins to 1960, exploring mainstream trends and developments, along with topics often relegated to the margins of standard film histories Covers diverse issues ranging from silent film and its iconic figures such as Charlie Chaplin, to the coming of sound and the rise of film genres, studio moguls, and, later, the Production Code and Cold War Blacklist Designed with both students and scholars in mind: each section opens with an historical overview and includes chapters that provide close, careful readings of individual films clustered around specific topics Accessibly structured by historical period, offering valuable cultural, social, and political contexts Contains careful, close analysis of key filmmakers and films from the era including D.W. Griffith, Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Erich von Stroheim, Cecil B. DeMille, Don Juan, The Jazz Singer, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, Scarface, Red Dust, Glorifying the American Girl, Meet Me in St. Louis, Citizen Kane, Bambi, Frank Capra’s Why We Fight series, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, Rebel Without a Cause, Force of Evil, and selected American avant-garde and underground films, among many others. Additional online resources such as sample syllabi, which include suggested readings and filmographies for both general specialized courses, will be available online. May be used alongside American Film History: Selected Readings, 1960 to the Present, to provide an authoritative study of American cinema through the new millennium

Lesbian for a Year


Author: Brooke Hemphill
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 192221356X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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What happens when a young heterosexual woman wakes up one morning with a splitting hangover and a naked woman wrapped around her? She kisses goodbye to her unfulfilling and messy straight life in search of something more. And so begins Brooke Hemphill’s year of dating women. From a lesbian reality show and wild Mardi Gras parties to an illicit affair and a broken heart, Brooke learns more than she bargained for about herself, her sexuality, and the nature of relationships and intimacy.

At Home with Pornography

Women, Sex, and Everyday Life
Author: Jane Juffer
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 081474236X
Category: Psychology
Page: 272
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Juffer demonstrates how women's consumption of erotica and porn for their own pleasure can be empowering while simultaneously reinforcing conservative ideals. She shows, for instance, how the Victoria's Secret catalog functions as a kind of pornography whose popularity is enhanced by both its reliance on Victorian themes of secrecy and privacy and by its appeals to the pleasures of modern career women. In her pursuit to understand what women like and how they get it, Juffer delves into adult cable channels, erotic literary anthologies, sex therapy guides, cyberporn, masturbation, and sex toys, showing the degrees to which these materials have been domesticated for home consumption.

Geographies of New Femininities


Author: Nina Laurie,Claire Dywer,Sarah L. Holloway,Fiona Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317881990
Category: Science
Page: 240
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Geographies of New Femininities examines the emergence of contemporary constructions of femininity in a global context. It asks whether these femininities are new and suggests that current celebrations of diversity in the lived experience and performance of women's identities are largely Euro-centric. Through four in-depth case studies Geographies of New Femininities illustrates how constructions of femininities across the world reflect gender inequalities embedded within global/local geographies of social and economic change. The analysis brings together key themes in geography and feminist studies, showing how globalisation and the fracturing of identities are influencing research on gender. Throughout the book the authors explore spaces of opportunity and oppression for women and highlight the geographies associated with the negotiation of gender identities. Geographies of New Femininities moves between empirical and theoretical debate using first hand accounts to work through methodological issues relating to gender and geography. It is deliberately written in an accessible style to encourage students to engage with up-to-date research on gender.

Sex in the Office


Author: Rory Hitch
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781478360056
Category: Fiction
Page: 188
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Meet Eve, a sexy eighteen year old bisexual who never misses the opportunity for an erotic adventure and join her as she enjoys countless hot encounters with workmates, friends and complete strangers! When she starts a new job in an office, she soon discovers her workmates are all as horny as she is! She tries everything possible in her pursuit of pleasure - threesomes, moresomes, orgies, quickies - but if all else fails she has lots of friends her own ages to fool around with....With her new workmates more than happy to indulge in some very adult fun too, this is a sexy, fun read you're sure to enjoy! Previously published as nine separate episodes, this novel is packed with countless explicit descriptions of sex between men and women - Adults only, please!

The New York Times Film Reviews 1999-2000


Author: N.A
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415936965
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 700
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From the Oscar-winning blockbustersAmerican BeautyandShakespeare in Loveto Sundance oddities likeAmerican MovieandThe Tao of Steve, to foreign films such asAll About My Mother, the latest volume in this popular series features a chronological collection of facsimiles of every film review and awards article published inThe New York Timesbetween January 1999 and December 2000. Includes a full index of personal names, titles, and corporate names. This collection is an invaluable resource for all libraries.

Date Out of Your League


Author: April Masini
Publisher: Dating Tips, Dating Advice
ISBN: 0974676306
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 164
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Date Out of Your League is an indispensable crash course in effectively attracting, dating, and bedding the women usually confined to fantasies, utilizing a simple strategy and formula for success that transcends winning with women, to winning in the boardroom, and in life. It will challenge you to examine your concepts of dating, your perception of failure and rejection, as well as your overall attitudes-the stuff that either makes you . or breaks you.

The New Our Bodies, Ourselves

A Book by and for Women
Author: N.A
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: N.A
Category: Women
Page: 751
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Discusses women's health care issues.

Sex at Work

A Survival Guide
Author: Judi James
Publisher: Spiro Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 101
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A guide to handling the everyday, and not so everyday, realities of sex at work. Filled with quotes and anecdotes, the text draws on real-life experience to offer positive, practical advice and guidance for all levels of staff, from managers to the managed.

The New Gay for Pay

The Sexual Politics of American Television Production
Author: Julia Himberg
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477313605
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 202
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Television conveys powerful messages about sexual identities, and popular shows such as Will & Grace, Ellen, Glee, Modern Family, and The Fosters are often credited with building support for gay rights, including marriage equality. At the same time, however, many dismiss TV's portrayal of LGBT characters and issues as "gay for pay"—that is, apolitical and exploitative programming created simply for profit. In The New Gay for Pay, Julia Himberg moves beyond both of these positions to investigate the complex and multifaceted ways that television production participates in constructing sexuality, sexual identities and communities, and sexual politics. Himberg examines the production stories behind explicitly LGBT narratives and characters, studying how industry workers themselves negotiate processes of TV development, production, marketing, and distribution. She interviews workers whose views are rarely heard, including market researchers, public relations experts, media advocacy workers, political campaigners designing strategies for TV messaging, and corporate social responsibility department officers, as well as network executives and producers. Thoroughly analyzing their comments in the light of four key issues—visibility, advocacy, diversity, and equality—Himberg reveals how the practices and belief systems of industry workers generate the conceptions of LGBT sexuality and political change that are portrayed on television. This original approach complicates and broadens our notions about who makes media; how those practitioners operate within media conglomerates; and, perhaps most important, how they contribute to commonsense ideas about sexuality.

My Dangerous Desires

A Queer Girl Dreaming Her Way Home
Author: Amber L. Hollibaugh
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822326199
Category: Social Science
Page: 277
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Presents over twenty years of the author's work examining such themes as the relationship between activism and desire, sexuality and class identity, and the author's own political development as a response to her unique personal history.

Mostly Straight

Sexual Fluidity among Men
Author: Ritch C. Savin-Williams
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674981049
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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A growing number of young men today say they are “mostly straight” and yet feel a slight but enduring desire for men. Ritch Savin-Williams explores the stories of 40 mostly straight young men to help us understand the biological, psychological, and cultural forces that are loosening the sexual bind many boys and young men experience.

Cold War Femme

Lesbianism, National Identity, and Hollywood Cinema
Author: Robert J. Corber
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822349477
Category: History
Page: 225
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Interpretations of Hollywood films of the 1950s and 1960s demonstrate how Cold War homophobia focused on the femme as the lesbian who posed the greatest threat to the nation.

The Price of Salt

OR Carol
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486802299
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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A chance encounter between two lonely women leads to a passionate romance in this lesbian cult classic. Therese, a struggling young sales clerk, and Carol, a homemaker in the midst of a bitter divorce, abandon their oppressive daily routines for the freedom of the open road, where their love can blossom. But their newly discovered bliss is shattered when Carol is forced to choose between her child and her lover. Author Patricia Highsmith is best known for her psychological thrillers Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Originally published in 1952 under a pseudonym, The Price of Salt was heralded as "the novel of a love society forbids." Highsmith's sensitive treatment of fully realized characters who defy stereotypes about homosexuality marks a departure from previous lesbian pulp fiction. Erotic, eloquent, and suspenseful, this story offers an honest look at the necessity of being true to one's nature. The book is also the basis of the acclaimed 2015 film Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman


Author: Jill Lepore
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385354053
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
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A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero has lasted as long or commanded so vast and wildly passionate a following. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she has also has a secret history. Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman’s creator. Beginning in his undergraduate years at Harvard, Marston was influenced by early suffragists and feminists, starting with Emmeline Pankhurst, who was banned from speaking on campus in 1911, when Marston was a freshman. In the 1920s, Marston and his wife, Sadie Elizabeth Holloway, brought into their home Olive Byrne, the niece of Margaret Sanger, one of the most influential feminists of the twentieth century. The Marston family story is a tale of drama, intrigue, and irony. In the 1930s, Marston and Byrne wrote a regular column for Family Circle celebrating conventional family life, even as they themselves pursued lives of extraordinary nonconformity. Marston, internationally known as an expert on truth—he invented the lie detector test—lived a life of secrets, only to spill them on the pages of Wonder Woman. The Secret History of Wonder Woman is a tour de force of intellectual and cultural history. Wonder Woman, Lepore argues, is the missing link in the history of the struggle for women’s rights—a chain of events that begins with the women’s suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later.

Images in the Dark

An Encyclopedia of Gay and Lesbian Film and Video
Author: Raymond Murray
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Homosexuality in motion pictures
Page: 622
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This fully revised and updated edition reviews over 3000 films and videos. As a companion to gay and lesbian cinema, it also covers homosexual directors, gay characters and plots, sympathetic film-makers and gay icons.

The Psychotronic Video Guide To Film


Author: Michael Weldon
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312131494
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 646
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Catalogs a variety of sensationalist, low-budget, grade-B movies, including horror, science fiction, Blaxploitation, porn, and spaghetti westerns

Home, Work, and Play

Situating Canadian Social History, 1840-1980
Author: John C. Walsh,James William Opp
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195422702
Category: History
Page: 361
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Spanning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Home, Work, and Play presents a collection of recent work in Canadian social history. The essays have been specifically chosen to offer insight into the important changes that have occurred within the field over the past ten years while the unique organization of home, work, and play helps to provide an organizational structure that students can manage and learn from. Underlying the three sections are the threads of class, race and gender, which interweave and unify the collection. This is a reader designed as a core text for courses in Canadian social history. The essays are organized around the two traditional social history themes of home and work, and around a newer theme, play, which encompasses leisure, sports, consumerism, and sexuality. The collection of 22 essays will be supplemented by three visual resources, which will contain photographs, advertisements, architectural floor plans, and cartoons.

Self-Made Man

One Woman's Year Disguised as a Man
Author: Norah Vincent
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101201347
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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A journalist’s provocative and spellbinding account of her eighteen months spent disguised as a man. Norah Vincent became an instant media sensation with the publication of Self-Made Man, her take on just how hard it is to be a man, even in a man’s world. Following in the tradition of John Howard Griffin (Black Like Me), Vincent spent a year and a half disguised as her male alter ego, Ned, exploring what men are like when women aren’t around. As Ned, she joined a bowling team, took a high-octane sales job, went on dates with women (and men), visited strip clubs, and even managed to infiltrate a monastery and a men’s therapy group. At once thought-provoking and pure fun to read, Self-Made Man is a sympathetic and thrilling tour de force of immersion journalism. From the Trade Paperback edition.

I Am A Woman (Mills & Boon Spice)


Author: Ann Bannon
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1472090659
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
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The classic 1950s love story from the Queen of Lesbian Pulp Fiction, and author of Odd Girl Out, I Am a Woman, Women in the Shadows, Journey to a Woman and Beebo Brinker The sudden realization made her gasp—she could fool herself no longer. She wanted a woman...she wanted a woman terribly...