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Ecofeminism: feminist intersections with other animals and the earth

Ecofeminism: feminist intersections with other animals and the earth 112 Book reviews disavowing the symbolism of the phallus. The final chapter, ‘Male subjectivity and the legacy of 1968: Nanni Moretti’s Ecce Bombo’ offers a valuable reading of Italian political movements, specifically post-1968 and in 1977, in relation to the tension between politics, gender and fatherhood. Throughout the volume, Rigoletto successfully combines close textual analysis with critical reflection that draws on gender and literary theory as well as relevant film stud- ies. The author selects and employs secondary readings with much success; however, his selected filmography remains problematic as the volume focuses almost exclusively on high-brow auteurs. Though this choice is somewhat justified by the implicit level of critical discourse within these films, a tension remains between highbrow and mass cin- ema throughout the book: on the one hand, its foundational discussion of the emergence of sex in 1970s cinema makes direct recourse to mass film (e.g. the extremely popular erotic comedies of the period); yet, on the other, the book insists on studying the reac- tions of directors such as Ferreri, Bertolucci, Pasolini and Wertmüller to this trend rather than considering extremely significant ‘popular men’, such as Lino Banfi or Paolo Villaggio. In the light of the centrality http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Gender Studies Taylor & Francis

Ecofeminism: feminist intersections with other animals and the earth

Journal of Gender Studies , Volume 25 (1): 3 – Jan 2, 2016
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Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2015, Arianne Shahvisi
ISSN
1465-3869
eISSN
0958-9236
DOI
10.1080/09589236.2015.1126400
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Abstract

112 Book reviews disavowing the symbolism of the phallus. The final chapter, ‘Male subjectivity and the legacy of 1968: Nanni Moretti’s Ecce Bombo’ offers a valuable reading of Italian political movements, specifically post-1968 and in 1977, in relation to the tension between politics, gender and fatherhood. Throughout the volume, Rigoletto successfully combines close textual analysis with critical reflection that draws on gender and literary theory as well as relevant film stud- ies. The author selects and employs secondary readings with much success; however, his selected filmography remains problematic as the volume focuses almost exclusively on high-brow auteurs. Though this choice is somewhat justified by the implicit level of critical discourse within these films, a tension remains between highbrow and mass cin- ema throughout the book: on the one hand, its foundational discussion of the emergence of sex in 1970s cinema makes direct recourse to mass film (e.g. the extremely popular erotic comedies of the period); yet, on the other, the book insists on studying the reac- tions of directors such as Ferreri, Bertolucci, Pasolini and Wertmüller to this trend rather than considering extremely significant ‘popular men’, such as Lino Banfi or Paolo Villaggio. In the light of the centrality

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Journal of Gender StudiesTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 2, 2016

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