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From the Nightclub to the Living Room: Gender, Ethnicity, and Upward Mobility in the 1950s Party Records of Three Jewish Women Comics

Giovanna P. Del Negro

in Jews at Home: The Domestication of Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113461
eISBN:
9781800340343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113461.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses mass-media culture, as the Jewish home-based value of laughing at oneself goes public with the rise of the recording of Jewish comedy acts. It explores the bawdy humour of ... More


“Don’t Put A Milky Way in Someone’s Mouth When They Don’t Want It”: A Contemporary Feminist Rereading of Elaine May’s The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

Clem Bastow

in ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Is it possible to reclaim certain works as part of the feminist film canon, even if they were never intended as such? If Elaine May ever self-identified as a feminist, her public stance on the topic ... More


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