Paper $35.95 ISBN: 9780774865876 Will Publish November 2021 For sale in USA only
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9780774865869 Published April 2021 For sale in USA only

Women, Film, and Law

Cinematic Representations of Female Incarceration

Suzanne Bouclin

Women, Film, and Law

Suzanne Bouclin

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

226 pages | 7 halftones | 6 x 9
Paper $35.95 ISBN: 9780774865876 Will Publish November 2021 For sale in USA only
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9780774865869 Published April 2021 For sale in USA only
Now in paperback, an exploration of movies and TV shows featuring women on the wrong side of the law.

Films and shows about incarcerated women stir conflicting feelings in audiences, producing empathy toward the inmates and troubled feelings about the crimes for which they have been convicted. Surveying the women-in-prison genre from 1933 to the present, Women, Film, and Law explores how television and film shape perceptions of incarcerated women. Suzanne Bouclin argues that feature films, on-demand streaming, music videos, and television series such as Orange Is the New Black reveal the legal, economic, and political structures that criminalize women differently from men, especially women who have already been marginalized.
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Yvonne D. Sims, South Carolina State University
Tracing filmic and television portrayals of women in prison, Suzanne Bouclin situates these representations within the current discourse of how women inmates are treated in real life. This is a very important conversation that is overlooked at times.
 
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