Holding Hollywood and Its Viewers Accountable: Time's Up, Family Scholars!
C. Rebecca Oldham, John B. K. Purcell, Miriam Lieway, Elizabeth A. Sharp, Kimberly Gambrell, Celeste Medina, Parker Reyes, Viet Nguyen, Dana A. Weiser, Elizabeth A. Sharp
Discussant/Chair: Elizabeth A. Sharp
- Feminism & Family Studies
About the Session
- 316-01 - Critical Film Analysis as a Pedagogical Tool for Feminist Family Scholars: Research & Theory
By C. Rebecca Oldham, John B. K. Purcell
- 316-02 - Hidden Figures: Teaching to Decode Historical and Contemporary Sexist and Racist Tropes in Biographical Films
By Miriam Lieway, Elizabeth A. Sharp, Kimberly Gambrell, Celeste Medina, Parker Reyes, Viet Nguyen
- 316-03 - Feminists Just Want to Have Productive Fun: Lessons Learned From a Feminist Film Series
By Dana A. Weiser, Elizabeth A. Sharp
The purpose of this symposium is to highlight how feminist family scholars may be part of the Times Up movement. In the first paper of the symposium, authors present existing research and theory to provide a conceptual framework to analyze film. In the second paper, authors demonstrate how scholars may deconstruct a film using an intersectional feminist lens. In the third paper, the authors offer concrete recommendations and framings for feminist screenings of films. Together, the three papers suggest ways to create space for the dissection of film and how increasing media literacy will ignite broader societal changes.
To elucidate and critique insidious film narratives within a White heteropatriarchial society.To provide examples of how to create a film series and examine films within research and teaching spaces.To offer practical recommendations and theoretical framings for analyzing film from a feminist perspective.