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Framing Female Lawyers: Women on Trial in Film

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As real women increasingly entered the professions from the 1970s onward, their cinematic counterparts followed suit. Women lawyers, in particular, were the protagonists of many Hollywood films of the Reagan-Bush era, serving as a kind of shorthand reference any time a script needed a powerful career woman. Yet a close viewing of these films reveals contradictions and anxieties that belie the films' apparent acceptance of women's professional roles. In film after film, the woman lawyer herself effectively ends up "on trial" ...

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Framing Female Lawyers: Women on Trial in Film
2005, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292706507

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Framing Female Lawyers: Women on Trial in Film
2005, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292706491

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