Gossip, Women, Film, and Chick Flicks

Authors: Dang, Sarah-Mai

  • - focuses on subject matters of gossip and chick flicks, which are mostly disregarded and yet undertheorized 
  • - shows that gossip is a productive perspective for analyzing chick flicks which emphasize verbal expression
  • - explores gossip both as a form of perception in order to relate to the world and as a mechanism of power that creates and structures society
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This book addresses the relationship between gossip, women, and film with regards to the genre of chick flicks. Presenting two case studies on the films Easy A (Will Gluck 2010) and Emma (Douglas McGrath 1996), Dang demonstrates that hearsay plays a defining role in the staging of these films and thus in the film experience. While the lack of women’s voices in the general public sphere remains an issue, the female voice is very present in the contemporary woman’s film. In its analysis of gossip, this book focuses on a form of communication that has traditionally been assigned to women and is consequently disregarded. Dang provides a theoretical framework for the understanding of speech acts in the popular, yet undertheorized, genre of chick flicks.

About the authors

Dr Sarah-Mai Dang is a Research Assistant at the Department of Media Studies at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. Previously, she worked at the Collaborative Research Center “Aesthetic Experience and the Dissolution of Artistic Limits” (SFB 626) and at the Department for Film Studies, both at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

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    Pages 1-7

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  • Gossip as an Organizing Principle of Social Order and Perception

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    Pages 9-14

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  • Easy A—“A is for Awesome”

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    Pages 15-43

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  • Emma—“A Match Well Made, a Job Well Done”

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    Pages 45-66

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  • A Matter of Perspective

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    Pages 67-71

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Buy this book

eBook 99,99 €
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 128,39 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56017-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gossip, Women, Film, and Chick Flicks
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56018-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56018-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56017-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 75
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 illustrations in colour
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