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POSTFEMINIST VARIATIONS WITHIN MEDIA AND FILM THEORY

INTRODUCTION

Postfeminist interventions into the arena of media and film theory are an outgrowth and development from feminism’s involvement with both filmic and media discourses. Feminists have long been engaged in the development of a feminist practice in the areas of film production and scholarship. They have in the process interrogated the language of film with a view to demystifying the assumptions on which much media and film theory has operated. Second wave feminist interventions sought to investigate the way in which patriarchal ideology and the social formation of patriarchal society was sustained through media and filmic discourses. Feminist theorists ...

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