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Female Celebrity and Ageing

Female Celebrity and Ageing Author Deborah Jermyn
ISBN-10 9781134924936
Release 2016-04-29
Pages 152
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Female Celebrity and Ageing: Back in the Spotlight interrogates the myriad ways in which celebrity culture constructs highly visible ideologies of femininity and ageing, and how ageing female celebrities have negotiated the media in a variety of industrial, historical and national contexts. In the era when the ‘baby boomers’ have started drawing their pensions, the boundaries of what constitutes ‘old age’ have never seemed more fluid, and ageing has never been presented by advertisers and marketers in a more dynamic fashion. However, the fact remains that ageing is still widely feared, and growing old is an inherently gendered process, in which ageing women are paradoxically both rendered invisible and subjected to damning scrutiny. Nowhere is this conflicting state of affairs more evident than in celebrity culture, where ageing female stars are praised for ‘growing old gracefully’ one moment, and condemned for ‘letting themselves go’ the next, when they fail to age ‘appropriately’. Examining a variety of themes and ageing women in the spotlight, from Barbara Stanwyck to Madonna to Charlotte Rampling, the essays collected here forge new critical and conceptual insights into how women grow older in the media, and the implications of this for what Susan Sontag memorably called "the double standard of ageing". This book is based on a special issue of Celebrity Studies.



Women Celebrity and Cultures of Ageing

Women  Celebrity and Cultures of Ageing Author Deborah Jermyn
ISBN-10 9781137495129
Release 2015-08-11
Pages 203
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This book studies the relationship between women, ageing and celebrity. Focusing on an array of case studies and star/celebrity images, it aims to examine the powerful, contradictory and sometimes celebratory ways in which celebrity culture offers a crucial site for the contemporary and historical construction of discourses on ageing femininities.



Nancy Meyers

Nancy Meyers Author Deborah Jermyn
ISBN-10 9781628921755
Release 2017-07-27
Pages 272
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Nancy Meyers is acknowledged as the most commercially successful woman filmmaker of all time, described by Daphne Merkin in The New York Times on the release of It's Complicated as "a singular figure in Hollywood – [she] may, in fact, be the most powerful female writer-director-producer currently working". Yet Meyers remains a director who, alongside being being widely dismissed by critics, has been largely absent in scholarly accounts both of contemporary Hollywood cinema, and of feminism and film. Despite Meyers' impressive track record for turning a profit (including the biggest box-office return ever achieved by a woman filmmaker at that timefor What Women Want in 2000), and a multifaceted career as a writer/producer/director dating back to her co-writing Private Benjamin in 1980, Meyers has been oddly neglected by Film Studies to date. Including Nancy Meyers in the Bloomsbury Companions to Contemporary Filmmakers rectifies this omission, giving her the kind of detailed consideration and recognition she warrants and exploring how, notwithstanding the challenges authorship holds for feminist film studies, Meyers can be situated as a skilled 'auteur'. This book proposes that Meyers' box-office success, the consistency of style and theme across her films, and the breadth of her body of work as a writer/producer/director across more than three decades at the forefront of Hollywood, (thus importantly bridging the second/third waves of feminism) make her a key contemporary US filmmaker. Structured to meet the needs of both the student and scholar, Jermyn's volume situates Meyers within this historical and critical context, exploring the distinctive qualities of her body of work, the reasons behind the pervasive resistance to it and new ways of understanding her films.



In the Limelight and Under the Microscope

In the Limelight and Under the Microscope Author Su Holmes
ISBN-10 9780826438553
Release 2011-03-17
Pages 339
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A timely collection exploring the politics of female celebrity across a range of contemporary, historical, media and national contexts. >



Falling in Love Again

Falling in Love Again Author Stacey Abbott
ISBN-10 9780857712530
Release 2008-11-30
Pages 272
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Romantic comedy has long been a mainstay of the movies, from the classic screwballs of the 1930s, through Woody Allen’s ‘nervous comedies’ of The 1970s, to the current great Hollywood revival, featuring such movies as 'Maid in Manhattan' and 'Lost in Translation'; yet rom-coms have often struggled to be taken seriously._x000D_ _x000D_ This original anthology from an international collection of contributors updates, revisits and reflects on today’s romantic comedies. It considers the films and issues that illustrate the breathtaking diversity of the genre, from the queer pleasures of 'Miss Congeniality' and the rom-com persona of J-Lo and Bill Murray, to high school prom-coms and indie romantic comedies. It also explores the new male-centred romances like 'Wedding Crashers' and looks further afield into the healing power of romantic love in the Bollywood hit 'Raja Hindustani'. _x000D_ _x000D_ These themes and more are covered in a book that takes the romantic comedy seriously, while also examining the many pleasures of this continually regenerating film form.



The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow

The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow Author Deborah Jermyn
ISBN-10 1903364426
Release 2003
Pages 232
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Kathryn Bigelow has undoubtedly been one of Hollywood's most significant female players, well known in popular terms for films such as Point Break and Blue Steel, yet relatively unexplored in academia. This collection explores how Bigelow can be seen to provide a point of intersection to a whole range of issues at the forefront of contemporary film studies and of the transformation of Hollywood into a post-classical cinema machine, with a particular emphasis on her most ambitious and controversial picture, Strange Days.



Staging Your Comeback

Staging Your Comeback Author Christopher Hopkins
ISBN-10 9780757398445
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 344
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Known as The Makeover Guy ® from his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and other national television programs, Christopher Hopkins believes that as they age, women become more beautiful but often feel less attractive. He's out to change that. For more than twenty years he's encouraged women who often feel like they' have taken a backseat to everything and everyone else to come out of the shadows and take center stage. Now it's your turn. Using Christopher's step-by-step strategies and detailed advice,you will learn to: Restore your hair with your ideal cut, color, and style. Revamp your wardrobe to flatter a changing body. Refresh your face with 'visible lift' makeup techniques. Renew your spirit and maintain your look using Christopher's revival guide.



Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture

Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture Author Cathy McGlynn
ISBN-10 9783319636092
Release 2017-11-23
Pages 336
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This timely collection engages with representations of women and ageing in literature and visual culture. Acknowledging that cultural conceptions of ageing are constructed and challenged across a variety of media and genres, the editors bring together experts in literature and visual culture to foster a dialogue across disciplines. Exploring the process of ageing in its cultural reflections, refractions and reimaginings, the contributors to Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture analyse how artists, writers, directors and performers challenge, and in some cases reaffirm, cultural constructions of ageing women, as well as give voice to ageing women’s subjectivities. The book concludes with an afterword by Germaine Greer which suggests possible avenues for future research.



Too Fat Too Slutty Too Loud

Too Fat  Too Slutty  Too Loud Author Anne Helen Petersen
ISBN-10 9780399576867
Release 2017-06-20
Pages 304
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**One of NPR’s Best Books of 2017** “Petersen's gloriously bumptious, brash ode to nonconforming women suits the needs of this dark moment. Her careful examination of how we eviscerate the women who confound or threaten is crucial reading if we are ever to be better.”—Rebecca Traister, New York Times bestselling author of All the Single Ladies From celebrity gossip expert and BuzzFeed culture writer Anne Helen Petersen comes an accessible, analytical look at how female celebrities are pushing the boundaries of what it means to be an “acceptable” woman. You know the type: the woman who won’t shut up, who’s too brazen, too opinionated—too much. She’s the unruly woman, and she embodies one of the most provocative and powerful forms of womanhood today. In Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, Anne Helen Petersen uses the lens of “unruliness” to explore the ascension of pop culture powerhouses like Lena Dunham, Nicki Minaj, and Kim Kardashian, exploring why the public loves to love (and hate) these controversial figures. With its brisk, incisive analysis, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud will be a conversation-starting book on what makes and breaks celebrity today. “Must-read list.”—Entertainment Weekly Named one of Cosmopolitan’s “Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down This Summer” Selected as one of Amazon's “Best Books of the Month” A Refinery29 Editors' Pick



Aging Masculinity in the American Novel

Aging Masculinity in the American Novel Author Alex Hobbs
ISBN-10 9781442266797
Release 2016-05-17
Pages 196
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Drawing on literary examples, this book helps readers better understand the full range of issues that older men face—from legacy and loss to health issues and grace. Looking at how older men’s lives are documented in American fiction, the author examines works by some of the most important names in contemporary literature including Don DeLillo, Jonathan Franzen, Cormac McCarthy, Marilynne Robinson, Philip Roth, Jane Smiley, Anne Tyler, and John Updike.



Ultimate Facercise

Ultimate Facercise Author Carole Maggio
ISBN-10 1101516860
Release 2011-07-05
Pages 128
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The Complete and Balanced Muscle-Toning Program for Renewed Vitality and a More Youthful Appearance Carole Maggio's Facercise program has helped many thousands of women and men look younger and more vibrant without surgery, chemical peels, or Botox. Now, using the most advanced face technology, Carole has devised Ultimate Facercise, a program that is even faster and more efficient than the original. By working the muscles with more intensity, using body posturing and precision movements, the results are even more dramatic. In just eight minutes, twice a day, you can open up your entire eye area, reduce puffiness and eliminate hollows, lift your eyebrows, define your cheeks, plump up your lips, turn up the corners of your mouth, smooth out lines, and firm your entire neck and jawline. Carole also gives advice on the most advanced (nonsurgical) beauty treatments and even describes how to get rid of the hard lumps left under the skin by collagen or fillers and how the Ultimate Facercise program can help smooth out the effects of botched cosmetic surgery. From the Trade Paperback edition.



There Was a Little Girl

There Was a Little Girl Author Brooke Shields
ISBN-10 9780698186231
Release 2014-11-18
Pages 416
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Actress and author of the New York Times bestseller Down Came the Rain, Brooke Shields, explores her relationship with her unforgettable mother, Teri, in her new memoir. Brooke Shields never had what anyone would consider an ordinary life. She was raised by her Newark-tough single mom, Teri, a woman who loved the world of show business and was often a media sensation all by herself. Brooke's iconic modeling career began by chance when she was only eleven months old, and Teri's skills as both Brooke's mother and manager were formidable. But in private she was troubled and drinking heavily. As Brooke became an adult the pair made choices and sacrifices that would affect their relationship forever. And when Brooke’s own daughters were born she found that her experience as a mother was shaped in every way by the woman who raised her. But despite the many ups and downs, Brooke was by Teri’s side when she died in 2012, a loving daughter until the end. Only Brooke knows the truth of the remarkable, difficult, complicated woman who was her mother. And now, in an honest, open memoir about her life growing up, Brooke will reveal stories and feelings that are relatable to anyone who has been a mother or daughter.



Aging Backwards

Aging Backwards Author Miranda Esmonde-White
ISBN-10 0345814088
Release 2014-10-21
Pages 288
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"From PBS personality and injury prevention and recovery specialist Miranda Esmond-White comes an eye-opening guide to anti-aging, arming readers with tools they need to turn back the hands of time"--Provided by publisher.



Disrupt Aging

Disrupt Aging Author Jo Ann Jenkins
ISBN-10 9781610396769
Release 2016-04-05
Pages 272
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Disrupt Aging has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Disrupt Aging also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Disrupt Aging book for free.



The Brown Sisters

The Brown Sisters Author
ISBN-10 0870700421
Release 1999
Pages 64
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'The Brown Sisters' presents a photographic project as compelling in effect as it is simple in conception - four women, 25 years. Each year since 1975 photographer Nicholas Nixon has made a group portrait of his wife and her three sisters facing the camera in the same order - Heather, Mimi, Bebe, and Laurie. The series now measures a quarter century in the lives of the sisters, who in 1975 ranged in age from 15 to 25; each picture is dense with allusions to the year of experience that separates it from the one before.



The Ministry of Thin

The Ministry of Thin Author Emma Woolf
ISBN-10 9781619023970
Release 2014-05-19
Pages 304
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We’re obsessed with weight, we dislike our bodies, we worry about the food we eat, we feel guilty, we diet. Too many of us are locked into a war with our own bodies which we’ll never win, and which will never make us happy. The Ministry of Thin takes a controversial, unflinching look at how the modern, international obsession with weight loss, youth, beauty, and perfection has spun out of control. Emma Woolf, author of An Apple a Day, explores how we might all be able to stop hating and start liking our own bodies again. She rallies against the industries of food, health, exercise, beauty, sex, and surgery that seek to create a world that verges on the Orwellian —with the victims of this onslaught trapped and dominated by the societal pressures to conform. And she dares to ask: if losing weight is the answer, what is the question?



Ageing Popular Culture and Contemporary Feminism

Ageing  Popular Culture and Contemporary Feminism Author I. Whelehan
ISBN-10 9781137376534
Release 2014-11-06
Pages 254
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How has popular film, television and fiction responded to the realities of an ageing Western population? This volume analyses this field of representation to argue that, while celebrations of ageing as an inspirational journey are increasing, most depictions still focus on decline and deterioration.