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    Reclaiming women’s agency in Swedish film history and beyond

    Edited by Ingrid Stigsdotter ...
    As film stars, actresses have contributed to the film industry's glamorous surface. To talk about women in film as invisible may thus seem odd. This book, however, is concerned with the paradox that on the other side of the camera, women are clearly underrepresented. This is true of contemporary film culture, and has been true historically, despite significant variations between countries ... Read more

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  • Making the invisible visible: Reclaiming women's agency in Swedish film

    Edited by Ingrid Stigsdotter ...
    Att beskriva kvinnors roll i filmhistorien som osynliga kan tyckas underligt. Skådespelerskorna har ju genom filmens historia försett publiken med tolkningar av det feminina, och som filmstjärnor har de genomgående förknippats med filmindustrins glamorösa yta och gett karaktär åt kvinnlig lockelse och njutning.I den engelskspråkiga antologin Making the Invisible Visible ägnar sig dock en grupp ... Read more

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  • Fashion Studies

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  • The Cinema of Aki Kaurismäki

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    Aki Kaurismäki is an enigma, an eminent auteur who claims his films are a joke. Since 1983, Kaurismäki has produced classically-styled films filled with cinephilic references to film history. He has earned an international art-house audience and many prizes, influencing such directors as Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino, and Wes Anderson. Yet Kaurismäki is often depicted as the loneliest, most ... Read more

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  • Swedish Film

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    A compilation of carefully selected articles written by international film scholars, this record provides an in-depth look into the history of Swedish film. This scholarly account covers various phenomena, including the early screenings at the turn of the century, Swedish censorship, the golden age of silent films, 1930s' comedies and melodramas, documentaries, pornography, and experimental films. ... Read more

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    In the three largest cities in Sweden, social movement “scenes”—networks of social movement actors and the places they inhabit—challenge threats such as gentrification. The geography of the built environment influences their ability to lay claim to urban space and to local political processes. In Making a Scene, Kimberly Creasap emphasizes that it is the centrality, concentration, and visibility ... Read more

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