Cultural Constructions of the Femme Fatale

Cultural Constructions of the Femme Fatale

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The figure of the beautiful but lethal woman has haunted the Western imagination from ancient myth to contemporary film. Looking at news media, cinema, drama and other cultural forms, this study considers the interaction between representations of 'real life' 'femmes fatales' and their fictional counterparts.Linda Rosenzweig writes that a#39;in the aftermath of World War I, the a€œflappera€ replaced the a€œnew womana€ as the focus of social ... for commentators at the time, her willingness to defy her husband, to dominate and manipulate her lover, and to take ... The caption for an early picture of Snyder in the Daily News is indicative : a#39;Hard boiled? Defiant? Do you see here a revolt against the decencies of domestic life?

Title:Cultural Constructions of the Femme Fatale
Author:Stevie Simkin
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-10-30


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