Masculinity in the Golden Age of Swedish Cinema: A Cultural Analysis of 1920s Films

Masculinity in the Golden Age of Swedish Cinema: A Cultural Analysis of 1920s Films

Tommy Gustafsson


Swedish society underwent nice adjustments throughout the first many years of the 1900s and the hot intake and leisure tradition got here below fireplace. kids and youth--but additionally ladies and the operating classes--become symbols of the forces breaking down conventional buildings and values. those teams have been additionally pointed out because the vital viewers for the recent movie medium. as a result, throughout the silent period, movie tradition interacted with society at huge, filling the display with contradictory pictures of diverging masculinities and gender/ethnic family. in reality, movie tradition turned some of the most very important arenas the place new gender kin should be articulated. This e-book covers Swedish movie tradition during the Nineteen Twenties. it's the first in-depth exploration of Swedish silent movie tradition that is going past the small variety of canonized motion pictures of the "Swedish Golden Age" which have been mentioned as "art" for almost a hundred years. The research is predicated on wide examine and takes all Swedish characteristic movies produced within the Nineteen Twenties under consideration, including various resource fabrics that come with fan and alternate magazines, manuscripts, censorship documents, govt stories and a few 900 movie stories.

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