© 1997

Representing the Woman

Cinema and Psychoanalysis


Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series (LDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Elizabeth Cowie
    Pages 15-35
  3. Elizabeth Cowie
    Pages 72-122
  4. Elizabeth Cowie
    Pages 123-165
  5. Elizabeth Cowie
    Pages 261-281
  6. Elizabeth Cowie
    Pages 282-315
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 316-397

About this book


Representing the Woman: Cinema and Psychoanalysis examines the theory and politics of representation in narrative film. Questioning current accounts of cinema's pleasures for men and women, Elizabeth Cowie draws on the psychoanalytic theory of Freud and Lacan to propose a new understanding of the relation of identification, fantasy and the drives, and of voyeurism and fetishism to the pleasures of cinema and to the making of the feminine and masculine spectators of film.


cinema female sex film psychoanalysis psychoanalytic theory women

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of KentCanterburyUK

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