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Prostitution and Sex Work in Global Cinema

New Takes on Fallen Women

Editors: Hipkins, Danielle, Taylor-Jones, Kate (Eds.)

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  • Addresses how increasing public attention towards the trafficking of women and girls has resulted in the narrative of the prostitute (forced or enforced) being entwined with discourses and debates on immigration, intentional patterns of abuse, and global economic inequalities
  • The first edited volume to identify transnational trends in the representation of prostitution, sex work, and sex trafficking in visual media
  • Demonstrates how frequently nineteenth-century narratives of female prostitution are still recycled in contemporary visual contexts
  • Offers case studies from around the globe including the cinema of Nigeria, India, South Korea, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Romania and Germany
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About this book

This volume brings together international scholars to engage in the question of how film has represented a figure that for many is simply labelled ‘prostitute’. The prostitute is one of the most enduring female figures. She has global historical resonance and stories, images and narratives surrounding her, and her experiences, circulate transnationally. As this book will explore, the broad term prostitute can cover a variety of experiences and representations that are both repressive and also have the potential to empower women and disrupt cultural expectations. The contributors aim to consider how frequently 19th-century narratives of female prostitution—hence the label ‘fallen women’—are still recycled in contemporary visual contexts, and to understand how widespread, and in what contexts, the destigmatization of female sex work is underway on screen.

About the authors

Danielle Hipkins is Associate Professor of Italian Studies and Film at the University of Exeter, UK. She has written on gender representation in post-war Italian cinema, and has recently published Italy’s Other Women: Gender and Prostitution in Italian Cinema, 1940-1965 (2016). She is currently working on girlhood and contemporary European cinema, and was a Co-investigator on the AHRC-funded ‘Italian Cinema Audiences’ project, a study of memories of cinema-going in Italy of the 1950s with the Universities of Bristol and Oxford Brookes (2013-2016).

Kate Taylor-Jones is Senior Lecturer in East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield, UK. She is co-editor of International Cinema and the Girl (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and has published widely in a variety of fields. Her latest monograph study is Divine Work, Japanese Colonial Cinema and its Legacy, published in 2017. Kate is editor-in-chief of the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture.

Reviews

“From Romania to Nigeria, Mexico to Hong Kong, this lively anthology crosses continents with its stimulating inquiry into the sex trade and its portrayal on screen. Well-researched and provocatively argued, these in-depth interdisciplinary studies reveal how ambivalently contemporary cultures continue to view the figure of the female prostitute.” (Russell Campbell, author of Marked Women: Prostitutes and Prostitution in the Cinema)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Hipkins, Danielle (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Distant Suffering, Proper Distance: Cosmopolitan Ethics in the Film Portrayal of Trafficked Women

    Arthurs, Jane

    Pages 19-43

  • ‘Through Hardships To the Stars’: The Moldovan Prostitute in Nicolae Margineanu’s Schimb Valutar

    Bardan, Alice

    Pages 45-64

  • Duality and Ambiguity: Prostitution, Performance and the Vagaries of Modernity in Japanese Cinema

    Bingham, Adam

    Pages 67-84

  • The Idealization of Prostitutes: Aesthetics and Discourse of South Korean Hostess Films (1974–1982)

    Kim, Molly Hyo

    Pages 85-105

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prostitution and Sex Work in Global Cinema
Book Subtitle
New Takes on Fallen Women
Editors
  • Danielle Hipkins
  • Kate Taylor-Jones
Series Title
Global Cinema
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64608-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64608-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64607-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87834-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 295
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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