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Thrash-Girl, or the Visual Pleasure of Showgirls

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Title: Thrash-Girl, or the Visual Pleasure of Showgirls
Author: Holloway, Jane
Advisor: Gaffney, Peter
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of English
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: We constantly learn from and are seduced by the moving image. This process as it occurs in fiction film is often bound up in the politicization of desire--the desire that is propagated by certain kinds of images. Showgirls is a film where we expect to experience one thing and actually go through something else, which is a pleasure of passionate detachment rather than the pleasure of seeing a beautiful woman.
Subject: Showgirls (Motion picture)
Subject: Women in motion pictures
Subject: Sex in motion pictures
Subject: Motion pictures -- Political aspects
Subject: Feminism in motion pictures
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/7143

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Holloway, Jane. "Thrash-Girl, or the Visual Pleasure of Showgirls". 2011. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/7143.

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