Details, baby, details : a feminist criticism of The crying game

Cardinal Scholar

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Messner, Beth A. en_US Henderson, Susan E. en_US 2011-06-03T19:36:34Z 2011-06-03T19:36:34Z 1994 en_US 1994
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1994 .H4 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examined gender portrayals in the film, The Crvinq Game. The societal labels for gender, "masculine" and "feminine," are not negative in and of themselves. However, when they are coupled with stereotypes, their power to direct behavior and perception formation can rob people of their freedom to be simply "human." This study primarily focused upon the costs of maintaining, challenging, and abandoning gender role stereotypes as illustrated in The Crvinq Game. Sonja Foss's four-step approach to feminist criticism was used as a tool for examination of this film.By examining the appearances, attitudes, and behaviors of the four central characters in the film, two messages emerged. First, in all four cases, being of a feminine nature was less desirable than being of a masculine nature. Second, Neil Jordan, the film's director, prescribes that all people should transcend the boundaries of gender, and simply allow themselves and others to be human.Jordan's humanistic message also provides insight into expansion of rhetorical methods and theories. Feminist criticism and Queer theory could attempt to transcend the boundaries of gender, and work toward the inclusion of all non-traditional sex roles.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Speech Communication
dc.format.extent x, 118 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gender identity. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sex role in motion pictures. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Androgyny (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject.other Crying game (Motion picture) en_US
dc.title Details, baby, details : a feminist criticism of The crying game en_US
dc.title.alternative Feminist criticism of The crying game. en_US Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url en_US

Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Master's Theses [5330]
    Master's theses submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

Show simple item record

Search Cardinal Scholar


My Account