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Women, Film, and Law: Cinematic Representations of Female Incarceration (Law and Society) (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author


Suzanne Bouclin is an associate professor of law at the University of Ottawa. 

Praise For…


"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.”—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.
 
— Yvonne D. Sims, South Carolina State University


Product Details
ISBN: 9780774865869
ISBN-10: 0774865865
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication Date: April 15th, 2021
Pages: 226
Series: Law and Society