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The Show Must Go On


Giusta, Marina Della; Scuriatti, Laura


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Abstract This article presents an interdisciplinary analysis of the glamorization of the courtesan image as proposed by Baz Luhrmann’s film Moulin Rouge. The film sparked the appearance of high-street fashion inspired by the image of the 19th-century Parisian courtesan, which prompted the authors to examine how and why such images might appeal to female consumers. The critical analysis reaches beyond the images themselves to identify and discuss the modes of circulation of such images, and their function in achieving both the material ends of capitalism (ever-increasing consumption and production) and the promotion of one of the system’s core values (patriarchy). Moreover, the article hopes to illustrate the possibilities offered by integrating cultural and structural analyses of current social phenomena.
Thesaurusschlagwörter film; subversion
Freie Schlagwörter advertising; commodification; consumerism; fashion industry; feminism; prostitution (images of);
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2005
Seitenangabe S. 31-44
Zeitschriftentitel European Journal of Women's Studies, 12 (2005) 1
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350506805048854
Status Postprint; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)