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Rethinking the Hollywood Teen Movie: Gender, Genre and Identity

Frances Smith

Abstract

Rethinking the Teen Movie is the first academic monograph to theorise the construction of identity in the Hollywood Teen Movie, one of the most popular, yet academically overlooked film genres. As such, the book constitutes a significant intervention in Film Studies, providing a reconsideration of such key tropes as the male juvenile delinquent figure, the makeover and the teen vampire. Providing detailed case studies of key films from the genre, the book provides an innovative overview of the genre, and its relationship to performativity, intersectionality, post-feminism, and the post-human. ... More

Keywords: Hollywood film, film genre, teen movies, gender and film, popular cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474413091
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413091.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frances Smith, author
University College London