y Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies periodical issue   assertion
Alternative title: Screening the Past : Gender Readings in History and Film
Note: Guest editors.
Issue Details: First known date: 2006... vol. 10 no. 1 January 2006 of Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies est. 1995 Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies
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* Contents derived from the 2006 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Fighting for Legitimacy : Masculinity, Political Voice and Ned Kelly, Sarah Pinto , Leigh Boucher , 2006 single work criticism (p. 1-29)
Problems in Paradise : Gender, Race and Historical 'Truth' in Paradise Road, Christina Twomey , 2006 single work criticism

'This article analyses the controversy that greeted the release of Paradise Road, Bruce Beresford's 1997 film about civilian women interned by the Japanese in World War Two. It centres on three issues that dominated critical reception of the film: its handling of the issues of sexual threat and physical violence to woman in captivity: the representation of Japanese camp guards; and debate about the film's claims to accuracy. These issues are intrinsically linked to broader understandings about gender, race and historical truth.

The article examines how race overtook gender in political debate as the fulcrum of the film's cultural comment on war. It suggests that this trend was particularly acute in Australia, where a discussion of race ultimately elided the film's gendered aspects and merged into a consideration of the film's historical truthfulness. This process reveals the strength of perceptions among movie-goers and many reviewers that cinematic history can reveal the truth about the past, and the need for historians to engage more fully in public debate about film and history.' (Christina Twomey).

(p. 30-52)
Chicks on Sticks in Flicks : Women, Surfing, Celluloid, Paul Scott , 2006 single work criticism
'This article seeks to examine and analyse the manner in which three coming-of-age or rites-of-passage films - Gidget (1959), Puberty Blues (1981) and Blue Crush (2002) - seek to portray the relationship between female adolescence and surfing. In a sport that remains predominantly white, middle class and male - recreationally, professionally and in its key representations - these three films provide historians and cultural analysts with a suitable terrain to explore that relationship through focusing a lens on the interaction between content and context. Surfing's relationship to sex and gender appears to crash on to the shore of popular culture in waves of inconsistency, contradiction and extremes. Scholarly issues, female adolescence, patriarchal anxiety and the shifting significance of the surfing lifestyle.' (Paul Scott).
(p. 77-106)
Insistent Bodies Versus the Rule : Male Sexualities and Gender Identities in the Devil's Playground, Josephine May , 2006 single work criticism (p. 107-123)
Book Reviews, Jennifer Debenham , 2006 single work review
— Review of Australian Cinema after Mabo Felicity Collins Therese Davis 2004 single work criticism ;
(p. 146-148)
Untitled, Samantha Hardy , 2006 single work review
— Review of Compelling Engagements: Feminism, Rape Law and Romance Fiction Wendy Larcombe 2005 single work criticism ;
(p. 155-158)

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