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Contents Acknowledgments Preface Introduction: Conceptual Framework Part I Feminist Critique of Law Films Honor-Judging Women Chapter 1. Rashomon: Construction of Woman as Guilty Object Chapter 2. Pandora's Box: Exorcising Pandora-Lilith in the Weimar Republic Chapter 3. Blackmail: Hitchcock's Sound and the New Woman's Guilty Silence Chapter 4. Anatomy of a Murder: Hollywood's Hero-Lawyer Revives the Unwritten Law Part II Cinematic Women Demanding Judgment: From Liberal Attitudes to Radical Feminist Jurisprudence and the Ethics of Care Chapter 5. Adam's Rib: Hollywood's Female Lawyer and Family Values Chapter 6. Nuts: The Mad Woman's Day in Court Chapter 7. Death and the Maiden: Challenging Trauma with Feminine Judgment and Justice Part III Women Resisting and Subverting Judgment: Beyond Conventional Feminist Jurisprudence Chapter 8. A Question of Silence: Feminist Community as Revolution (Read against "A Jury of Her Peers") Chapter 9. Set it Off: Minority Women at the Point of No Return Chapter 10. High Heels: Almodovar's Postmodern Transgression Notes Bibliography Index
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Women in motion pictures.
Sex discrimination in motion pictures.
Legal films (Drama) -- History and criticism.