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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Blockbuster movies and what they teach us about women in American society
by Bogarosh, Nichole, M.A., Gonzaga University, 2008, 70; 1468980
Abstract (Summary)

Films are important messengers of societal values and norms. Content analysis of 12 blockbuster films from 1957 to 2007 reveals patterns of discrimination against women in film. Six categories of inequality and discrimination were documented dealing with women as main characters in these blockbuster films, women’s roles portraying the characters in professional jobs, women in film being decision-makers, women in the category of damsels in distress, women as sex objects, and derogatory actions and comments towards women.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Caputo, John
Commitee: Coan, Cheryl
School: Gonzaga University
Department: Communication and Leadership
School Location: United States -- Washington
Source: MAI 48/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Womens studies, Mass communications, Gender studies, Film studies
Keywords: Discrimination, Film, Inequality, Movies, Women
Publication Number: 1468980
ISBN: 978-1-109-33399-2
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