Researching Sex and the Cinema in the #MeToo Age

Frey, Mattias and Janssen, Sara (2018) Researching Sex and the Cinema in the #MeToo Age. Film Studies, 18 (1). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1469-0314. (doi: (Full text available)

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This introduction to the Film Studies special issue on Sex and the Cinema considers the special place of sex as an object of inquiry in !lm studies. Providing an overview of three major topic approaches and methodologies – (1) representation, spectatorship and identity politics; (2) the increasing scrutiny of pornography; and (3) new cinema history/media industries studies – this piece argues that the parameters of and changes to the research of sex, broadly de!ned, in !lm studies re"ect the development of the !eld and discipline since the 1970s, including the increased focus on putatively ‘low’ cultural forms, on areas of !lm culture beyond representation and on methods beyond textual/formal analysis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: film studies; representation; pornography; media industries; research methods
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages (inc film, TV and radio studies)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts
Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Film
Depositing User: Mattias Frey
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2018 14:12 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2018 13:57 UTC
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