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The Unruly Woman / Edition 1

The Unruly Woman / Edition 1

by Kathleen Rowe, Kathleen Rowe Karlyn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0292770693

ISBN-13: 9780292770690

Pub. Date: 01/01/1995

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Unruly women have been making a spectacle of themselves in film and on television from Mae West to Roseanne Arnold. In this groundbreaking work, Kathleen Rowe explores how the unruly woman—often a voluptuous, noisy, joke-making rebel or "woman on top"—uses humor and excess to undermine patriarchal norms and authority.

At the heart of the book are

Overview

Unruly women have been making a spectacle of themselves in film and on television from Mae West to Roseanne Arnold. In this groundbreaking work, Kathleen Rowe explores how the unruly woman—often a voluptuous, noisy, joke-making rebel or "woman on top"—uses humor and excess to undermine patriarchal norms and authority.

At the heart of the book are detailed analyses of two highly successful unruly women—the comedian Roseanne Arnold and the Muppet Miss Piggy. Putting these two figures in a deeper cultural perspective, Rowe also examines the evolution of romantic film comedy from the classical Hollywood period to the present, showing how the comedic roles of actresses such as Katharine Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck, and Marilyn Monroe offered an alternative, empowered image of women that differed sharply from the "suffering heroine" portrayed in classical melodramas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292770690
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Series:
Texas Film and Media Studies Series
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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