Award Date

1-1-1995

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Communication Studies

Number of Pages

83

Abstract

Hollywood's Image of the Working Woman examines the stereotypes presented of working women in main stream Hollywood films. The thesis compares films portrayals of working women from "women's films" of the 1930s and 1940s with more contemporary films from the 1980s and 1990s. The paper explores the idea that there are "hegemonic processes" at work in American culture that limit the possibilities for substantive change in the way mass media portray women. This study will investigate whether these processes are at work in films which center on career-oriented female characters.

Keywords

Hollywood; Image; Woman; Working

Controlled Subject

Motion pictures--Study and teaching; Women's studies

File Format

pdf

File Size

3205.12 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/f1nc-wwio


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