Table of contents for Dames in the driver's seat : rereading film noir / Jans B. Wager.

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Introduction. Dames and Driving
Section One: Contents and Contexts
Chapter One. Manning the Posts: Classic Noir, Postclassic Noir, and Postmodernism
Chapter Two. Sexing the Paradigm: Women and Men in Noir
Chapter Three. Racing the Paradigm: The Whiteness of Film Noir
Section Two: Prototypes in Classic Noir
Chapter Four. The Killers (1946): Quintessential Noir?
Chapter Five. Out of the Past (1947): Passive Masculinity and Active Femininities
Chapter Six. Kiss Me Deadly (1955): Apocalyptic Femmes
Section Three: Return of the Repressed in Retro-Noir
Chapter Seven. L.A. Confidential (1997) and Casablanca (1942): Does Anything Change as Time Goes By?
Chapter Eight. Mulholland Falls (1996): Nuclear Noir as Numbskull Noir
Chapter Nine. Fight Club (1999): Retro-Noir Masquerades as Neo-Noir
Section Four: Revision of the Repressed in Neo-Noir
Chapter Ten. Twilight (1998): Age, Beauty, and Star Power-- Survival of the Fittest
Chapter Eleven. Fargo (1996): A Woman Who Is Not Herself Mean--Snow-swept Highways and Margie
Chapter Twelve. Jackie Brown (1997): Gender, Race, Class, and Genre
Conclusion. Doing It for bell: Cultural Criticism and Social Change
Works Cited

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Film noir -- History and criticism.
Sex role in motion pictures.
Race in motion pictures.
Social classes in motion pictures.