Author:Meena T. Pillai (ed.)

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Women in Malayalam Cinema: Naturalising Gender Hierarchies

By: Meena T. Pillai (ed.)

Price: $14.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032733

ISBN: 8125038655

Condition: New


Drawing on contemporary critical theories and academic debates, Women in Malayalam Cinema: Naturalising Gender Hierarchies analyses Malayalam cinema and the question of women from different perspectives. In its focus on woman-cinema interface, as depicted in a century of Malayalam cinema, this book addresses a wide range of themes crucial for a nuanced understanding of Malayalam film culture—gender stereotyping, marriage and family, the aftermaths of matriliny, caste and gender relations, hegemonic patriarchy, female friendships and soft porn. These diverse concerns are held together by a k... View more info