The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis - Popular Fictions Series (Paperback)Barbara Creed (author)
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With close reference to a number of classic horror films including the Alien trilogy, The Exorcist and Psycho, Creed analyses the seven `faces' of the monstrous-feminine: archaic mother, monstrous womb, vampire, witch, possessed body, monstrous mother and castrator. Her argument that man fears woman as castrator, rather than as castrated, questions not only Freudian theories of sexual difference but existing theories of spectatorship and fetishism, providing a provocative re-reading of classical and contemporary film and theoretical texts.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 327 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm
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