Summary Book Review Swedish Cinema and the Sexual Revolution by Mariah Larsson:
Download or read book Swedish Cinema and the Sexual Revolution written by Mariah Larsson and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-06-29 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Swedish cinema became recognized for daring representations of sexuality with such films as One Summer of Happiness (1951), The Silence (1963), I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967) and a wave of sex films in the late 1960s and 1970s. The association between Swedish film and sexuality shows up frequently in popular culture. From Taxi Driver (1976) to Mad Men (2007-2015), dirty Swedish movie references abound. Yet the connection has attracted little critical attention. In this collection of new essays, Swedish and American scholars go beyond popular misconceptions to explore the origins, influences and reception of sexuality in Swedish cinema during the "sexual revolution" on both sides of the Atlantic. A broad range of topics are covered, from analyses of key films, to a behind-the-scenes study of the Swedish Film Institute, which played a significant role in opposing Swedish film censorship.
Summary Book Review The Swedish Porn Scene by Mariah Larsson:
Download or read book The Swedish Porn Scene written by Mariah Larsson and published by Intellect Books. This book was released on 2016-09-01 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents a close look at the golden age of Swedish pornography in the 1970s, with a specific focus on pornographic films screened in Malmö between 1971 and 1976. How, Mariah Larsson asks, was that one small city’s embrace of the era’s sexual liberation both representative and unique in relation to the rest of Sweden? Combining historical case studies with comprehensive analyses of advertisements, critical responses and censorship records, Larsson deconstructs the complexities and paradoxes of the Swedish porn scene. Looking as closely at the exhibition spaces where porn was seen as at the productions themselves and their audiences, Larsson reveals the conditions and social changes that allowed pornography in Sweden to flourish in the period. Mariah Larsson is senior lecturer in film studies at Linnaeus University in Sweden. She has previously taught sexology at Malmö University and cinema studies at Stockholm University.
Summary Book Review Swedish crime fiction by Steven Peacock:
Download or read book Swedish crime fiction written by Steven Peacock and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2015-11-01 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Swedish crime fiction became an international phenomenon in the first decade of the twenty-first century, starting first with novels but then percolating through Swedish-language television serials and films and onto English-language BBC productions and Hollywood remakes. This book looks at the rich history of ‘Scandinavian noir’, examines the appeal of this particular genre and attempts to reveal why it is distinct from the plethora of other crime fictions. Examining the popularity of Steig Larsson’s international success with his Millennium trilogy, as well as Henning Mankell’s Wallander across the various media, Peacock also tracks some lesser-known novels and television programmes. He illustrates how the bleakness of the country’s ‘noirs’ reflects particular events and cultural and political changes, with the clash of national characteristics becoming a key feature. It will appeal to students and researchers of crime fiction and of film and television studies, as well as the many fans of the novels and dramatic representations.
Summary Book Review A Cinema of Obsession by Mariah Larsson:
Download or read book A Cinema of Obsession written by Mariah Larsson and published by University of Wisconsin Press. This book was released on 2020-01-14 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Nordic Whiteness and Migration to the USA by Jana Sverdljuk:
Download or read book Nordic Whiteness and Migration to the USA written by Jana Sverdljuk and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-08-03 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores the complex and contradictory ways in which the cultural, scientific and political myth of whiteness has influenced identities, self-perceptions and the process of integration of Nordic immigrants into multicultural and racially segregated American society in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In deploying central insights from whiteness studies, postcolonial feminist and intersectionality theories, it shows that Nordic immigrants - Danes, Swedes, Finns, Norwegians and Sámi - contributed to and challenged American racism and white identity. A diverse group of immigrants, they could proclaim themselves ‘hyper-white’ and ‘better citizens than anybody else’, including Anglo-Saxons, thus taking for granted the racial bias of American citizenship and ownership rights, yet there were also various, unexpected intersections of whiteness with ethnicity, regional belonging, gender, sexuality, and political views. ‘Nordic whiteness’, then, was not a monolithic notion in the USA and could be challenged by other identities, which could even turn white Nordic immigrants into marginalised figures. A fascinating study of whiteness and identity among white migrants in the USA, Nordic Whiteness will appeal to scholars of sociology, history and anthropology with interests in Scandinavian studies, migration and diaspora studies and American studies.
Summary Book Review Nordic Film Cultures and Cinemas of Elsewhere by Westerstahl Stenport Anna Westerstahl Stenport:
Download or read book Nordic Film Cultures and Cinemas of Elsewhere written by Westerstahl Stenport Anna Westerstahl Stenport and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2019-09-27 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nordic Film Cultures and Cinemas of Elsewhere introduces a new concept to Nordic film studies as well as to other small national, transnational and world cinema traditions. Examining overlooked 'elsewheres', the book presents Nordic cinemas as international, cosmopolitan, diasporic and geographically dispersed, from their beginnings in the early silent period to their present 21st-century dynamics. Exploring both canonical works by directors like Ingmar Bergman and Lars von Trier, as well as a wide range of unknown or overlooked narratives of movement, synthesis and resistance, the book offers a new model of inquiry into a multi-varied Scandinavian cultural lineage, and into small nation and pan-regional world cinemas.
Summary Book Review Exploring NORDIC COOL in Literary History by Gunilla Hermansson:
Download or read book Exploring NORDIC COOL in Literary History written by Gunilla Hermansson and published by John Benjamins Publishing Company. This book was released on 2020-11-15 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How did Nordic culture become associated with the fuzzy brand “cool”, as by default? In Exploring NORDIC COOL in Literary History twenty-one scholars in collaboration question the seemingly natural fit between “Nordic” and “Cool” by investigating its variegated trajectories through literary history, from medieval legends to digital poetry. At the same time, the elasticity and polysemy of the word “cool” become a means to explore Nordic literary history afresh. It opens up a rich diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches within a regional framework and reveals hitherto unseen links between familiar and less familiar tracks and sites. Following diverse paths of “Nordic cool” in respect to – among other things – nature, survival, love, whiteness, style, economics, heroism and colonialism, this book challenges all-too-recognisable narratives, and underlines the sheer knowledge potential of literary historical research.
Summary Book Review Communicating the history of medicine by Solveig Jülich:
Download or read book Communicating the history of medicine written by Solveig Jülich and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2019-11-19 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Communicating the History of Medicine critically assesses the idea of audience and communication in medical history. This collection offers a range of case studies on academic outreach from historical and current perspectives. It questions the kind of linear thinking often found in policy or research assessment, instead offering a more nuanced picture of both the promises and pitfalls of engaging audiences for research in the humanities. For whom do academic researchers in the humanities write? For academics and, indirectly, at least for students, but there are hopes that work reaches broader audiences and that it will have an impact on policy or among professional experts outside of the humanities. Today impact is more and more discussed in the context of research assessment. Seen from a media theoretical perspective, impact may however be described as a case of ‘audiencing’ and the creation of audiences by means of media technologies.
Summary Book Review The Politics of Nordsploitation by Pietari Kääpä:
Download or read book The Politics of Nordsploitation written by Pietari Kääpä and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2021-01-14 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Politics of Nordsploitation takes a transnational approach to exploring Nordic 'exploitation' films in their industrial contexts, viewing them as not only political manifestations of domestic considerations but also to position Nordic film cultures in a global context. Incorporating a wide range of films, from international cult classics like They Call Her One Eye (1974), homegrown martial arts films like The Ninja Mission (1984) to contemporary crowd-sourced fan productions like Iron Sky (2012), this volume examines the remarkable diversity of genre-based, commercially and culturally exploitative film production throughout the Nordic countries emphasized here through the term 'Nordsploitation'. This volume provides a historical exposition of largely ignored marginal films and film cultural patterns. It also outlines how influential these films have been in shaping the development of Nordic cinema. The effects are visible in the films of the new millennium as previously marginalized practices now enter the mainstream. With sharp insights and new research, The Politics of Nordsploitation redefines the concept of 'exploitation' and its role in small nation cinemas.
Summary Book Review Forbidden Literature by Erik Erlanson:
Download or read book Forbidden Literature written by Erik Erlanson and published by Nordic Academic Press. This book was released on 2020-06-17 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Så länge det har funnits litteratur har det även funnits försök att kontrollera och styra den. Konst och litteratur är ofta gränsöverskridande, och en betydande del av de texter som vi numera räknar till de litterära klassikerna har från början uppfattats som provocerande, blasfemiska eller anstötliga. Provokationen är ett kännetecken för den moderna litteraturen och har alltsedan 1800-talets mitt kommit att normaliseras. Därför är det lätt att glömma bort att bokcensur och andra mekanismer för att motverka spridningen av oönskade litterära uttryck är företeelser som inte enbart hör hemma i religiöst eller politiskt totalitära stater. I Forbidden Literature undersöker författarna den komplexa relation mellan litteratur och samhälle som styrningen av litterära och andra texter åskådliggör. Censur och olika former av restriktioner synliggör till exempel de maktrelationer som föreligger mellan stat, marknad, lag, institutioner, medborgare, författare och läsare. Den förbjudna litteraturen visar, paradoxalt nog, också på en tilltro till litteraturens verkanskraft. Ett förbud mot en text säger alltid något om dess förväntade inverkan på läsaren. Det primära syftet med denna antologi är att ge både historiska och samtida exempel på litteraturens ofta komplexa samspel med yttrandefriheten. Genom elva fallstudier, som behandlar material från olika platser och olika tider, ger antologin perspektiv på dagens debatter om litteratur och yttrandefrihet. Fallstudierna rör sig mellan flera olika språk- och kulturområden, och avhandlar allt från 1600-talets manualer i svartkonst till modern litteratur och avantgardistisk seriekonst.
Summary Book Review Immigrants in the Sexual Revolution by Andrew DJ Shield:
Download or read book Immigrants in the Sexual Revolution written by Andrew DJ Shield and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-08-29 with total page 287 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses on the latter half of the twentieth century, when much of northwest Europe grew increasingly multicultural with the arrival of foreign workers and (post-)colonial migrants, whilst simultaneously experiencing a boom in feminist and sexual liberation activism. Using multilingual newspapers, foreign worker organizations’ archives, and interviews, this book shows that immigrants in the Netherlands and Denmark held a variety of viewpoints about European gender and sexual cultures. Some immigrants felt solidarity with, and even participated in, European social movements that changed norms and laws in favor of women’s equality, gay and lesbian rights, and sexual liberation. These histories challenge today’s politicians and journalists who strategically link immigration to sexual conservatism, misogyny, and homophobia.
Summary Book Review Scandinavian Blue by Jack Stevenson:
Download or read book Scandinavian Blue written by Jack Stevenson and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-09-02 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book traces the development of modern Scandinavian erotic cinema as it evolved in Denmark and Sweden, from the gentle Swedish naturalist films, starting with One Summer of Happiness in the 50s, to the controversial groundbreakers like I Am Curious (Yellow) of the 60s and on through to the dawn of “Liberated Denmark,” where, in the early 70s, the abolition of censorship was celebrated in films like 24 Hours with Ilse and the production of a number of other films that were blatantly pornographic. Also considered is the influence of these films on other countries, particularly the United States, where Scandinavian erotic cinema helped to set in motion the sexual revolution and contributed to the end of film censorship.
Download or read book Sex Scene written by Eric Schaefer and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2014-03-24 with total page 484 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sex Scene suggests that what we have come to understand as the sexual revolution of the late 1960s and early 1970s was actually a media revolution. In lively essays, the contributors examine a range of mass media—film and television, recorded sound, and publishing—that provide evidence of the circulation of sex in the public sphere, from the mainstream to the fringe. They discuss art films such as I am Curious (Yellow), mainstream movies including Midnight Cowboy, sexploitation films such as Mantis in Lace, the emergence of erotic film festivals and of gay pornography, the use of multimedia in sex education, and the sexual innuendo of The Love Boat. Scholars of cultural studies, history, and media studies, the contributors bring shared concerns to their diverse topics. They highlight the increasingly fluid divide between public and private, the rise of consumer and therapeutic cultures, and the relationship between identity politics and individual rights. The provocative surveys and case studies in this nuanced cultural history reframe the "sexual revolution" as the mass sexualization of our mediated world. Contributors. Joseph Lam Duong, Jeffrey Escoffier, Kevin M. Flanagan, Elena Gorfinkel, Raymond J. Haberski Jr., Joan Hawkins, Kevin Heffernan, Eithne Johnson, Arthur Knight, Elana Levine, Christie Milliken, Eric Schaefer, Jeffrey Sconce, Jacob Smith, Leigh Ann Wheeler, Linda Williams
Summary Book Review The Fifty Most Erotic Films of All Time by Maitland McDonagh:
Download or read book The Fifty Most Erotic Films of All Time written by Maitland McDonagh and published by Citadel Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A reference to the 50 most erotic films in the history of cinema, including Caligula, Last Tango in Paris, Emanuelle and Wild Orchid. Lists the sexiest star of each decade and looks at bizarre couplings, censorship and auto-eroticism.
Summary Book Review Sexual Revolutions by G. Hekma:
Download or read book Sexual Revolutions written by G. Hekma and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-05-13 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sexual Revolutions explores the sexual revolution of the late twentieth century in several European countries and the USA by engaging with themes from sexual freedom and abortion to pornography and sexual variation. This work discusses the involvement of youth, feminism, left, liberalism, arts, science and religion in the process of sexual change.
Summary Book Review Sexuality Today by Gary F. Kelly:
Download or read book Sexuality Today written by Gary F. Kelly and published by McGraw-Hill/Dushkin. This book was released on 1994 with total page 590 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: