Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2017

224 Pages | 20 b/w illus.

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474413091

Bookseller Code (06)

Rethinking the Hollywood Teen Movie

Gender, Genre and Identity

Frances Smith

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Rethinking the Hollywood Teen Movie is the first academic monograph to consider the aesthetic and narrative potential of this highly popular, yet often overlooked, film genre. Reconsidering tropes such as the male juvenile delinquent figure, the makeover and the teen vampire, the book uses a series of detailed case studies of films like Rebel Without a Cause, Grease, Heathers and Twilight to explore the genre's relation to critical concepts of intersectionality, postfeminism and the posthuman. This book is an innovative overview of the Hollywood teen movie and its construction of teen identity.


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