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Significant Others: Gender and Culture in Film and Literature East and West Selected Conference Papers (Literary Studies East and West)

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Published by University of Hawaii Press .
Written in English


  • Cultural studies,
  • Film theory & criticism,
  • Literary studies: general,
  • Women"s studies,
  • Sociology,
  • Film & Video - General,
  • Comparative Literature,
  • Motion Pictures (General),
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • Sex role in motion pictures,
  • Asia,
  • Congresses,
  • Europe,
  • Motion pictures

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Edition Notes

ContributionsGlenn Man (Editor), William E. Burgwinkle (Editor), Valerie Wayne (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8161274M
ISBN 100824815645
ISBN 109780824815646

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