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Colour and gender in Australian film

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"This thesis ... examines colour as the hues we perceive in everyday activities and their social significance when used deliberately in representation ... investigations have led into psychological, anthropological, philosophical and cultural realms to uncover colour 'knowledge' and from there to semiology, representation and feminism in search of the tools with which to expose colour to a sociological analysis. What follows in this thesis is that journey, colour use examined in respect of its marking of gender attributes in a major social reproducer of these concepts, popular narrative film"--Abstract.



Central Queensland University

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This thesis may be freely copied and distributed for private use and study, however, no part of this thesis or the information contained therein may be included in or referred to in publication without prior written permission of the author and/or any reference fully acknowledged.

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Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health;

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Dr Bert Wigman ; Dr Wendy Hillman

Thesis Type

Doctoral Thesis