Katharine Hepburn: Star as Feminist

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Andrew Britton proposes a feminist reading of Hepburn's films, arguing that her persona raises problems about class, female sexuality, and women's oppression that strain to the limits the conventions of a cinema ultimately committed to the reassertion of bourgeois gender roles. Hepburn's work is also used to explore more general issues, such as the functioning of the star system. This is one of the very few analyses of American cinema to focus on a film star rather than a director or a genre and as such is essential reading ...

Katharine Hepburn: Star as Feminist 2003, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231132770

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Katharine Hepburn: Star as Feminist 2003, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231132763

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