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The Misogynistic Lens in Hollywood Cinema

In this post I want to analyze the representation of femininity in Woody Allen’s latest film Blue Jasmine with a specific focus on the main character Jasmine played by Cate Blanchett. My aim is to understand how the representation of the female lead feeds into a larger discourse on gender stereotypes not only constructed but…

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The Sami Way by Elisa Ferrari

This interview between Marco Bohr and the Argentinian photographer Elisa Ferrari was conducted in June 2013. Marco Bohr: You came to photography via ethnomusicology. Is it fair to say that you came to photography relatively late? Do you think there might be certain advantages on being a bit of an outsider – if that is…

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The Happiness of the Working Poor

The British banking giant Halifax has launched a new advertising campaign which depicts ordinary people such as this hardware store sales assistant called Linda Turner. In a widely televised ad, Linda is depicted as a cheery person who likes to help others who come into the hardware store: she feeds water to a dog, she…