Here’s looking at her: an intersectional analysis of women, power and feminism in film

  title={Here’s looking at her: an intersectional analysis of women, power and feminism in film},
  author={Joanne A. Sutherland and Kathryn M. Feltey},
  journal={Journal of Gender Studies},
  pages={618 - 631}
Abstract While feminist film scholars have considered what makes a film feminist, we explore this question from a feminist sociological perspective with an emphasis on power and women in film. We take an intersectional approach to explore gender, race, ethnicity and social class in films about women. We draw from Amy Allen’s conception of power as the interrelated triad of domination (power-over), empowerment/resistance (power-to), and solidarity (power-with). We then apply Sutherland’s… 

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