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Joyless Streets: Women and Melodramatic Representation in Weimar Germany

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Patrice Petro challenges the conventional assessment of German film history, which sees classical films as responding solely to male anxieties and fears. Exploring the address made to women in melodramatic films and in popular illustrated magazines, she shows how Weimar Germany had a commercially viable female audience, fascinated with looking at images that called traditional representations of gender into question.

Interdisciplinary in her approach, Petro interweaves archival research with recent theoretical debates to offer not merely another view of the Weimar cinema but also another way of looking at Weimar film culture. Women's modernity, she suggests, was not the same as men's modernism, and the image of the city street in film and photojournalism reveals how women responded differently from men to the political, economic, and psychic upheaval of their times.

Synopsis:

Patrice Petro challenges the conventional assessment of German film history, which sees classical films as responding solely to male anxieties and fears. Exploring the address made to women in melodramatic films and in popular illustrated magazines, she shows how Weimar Germany had a commercially viable female audience, fascinated with looking at images that called traditional representations of gender into question.

Interdisciplinary in her approach, Petro interweaves archival research with recent theoretical debates to offer not merely another view of the Weimar cinema but also another way of looking at Weimar film culture. Women's modernity, she suggests, was not the same as men's modernism, and the image of the city street in film and photojournalism reveals how women responded differently from men to the political, economic, and psychic upheaval of their times.

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ISBN:
9780691008301
Author:
Petro, Patrice
Author:
Petro, Partice
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Photojournalism
Subject:
Silent films
Subject:
Feminist criticism
Subject:
Women in mass media
Subject:
Motion picture audiences
Subject:
Sex role in mass media.
Subject:
Sex role in motion pictures.
Subject:
Sex role in mass media -- History.
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
European History
Subject:
Film Studies
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
41
Publication Date:
April 1989
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.25x6.12x.64 in. .85 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Patrice Petro challenges the conventional assessment of German film history, which sees classical films as responding solely to male anxieties and fears. Exploring the address made to women in melodramatic films and in popular illustrated magazines, she shows how Weimar Germany had a commercially viable female audience, fascinated with looking at images that called traditional representations of gender into question.

Interdisciplinary in her approach, Petro interweaves archival research with recent theoretical debates to offer not merely another view of the Weimar cinema but also another way of looking at Weimar film culture. Women's modernity, she suggests, was not the same as men's modernism, and the image of the city street in film and photojournalism reveals how women responded differently from men to the political, economic, and psychic upheaval of their times.

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