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''Mä oon kerran kännipäissäni pätkässyt llonaa turpaan" : sukupuolistunut väkivalta Aku Louhimiehen ja Antti J. Jokisen elokuvissa (2021)
"I once hit Ilona right in the face when I was drunk out of my mind" : gendered violence in the films of Aku Louhimies and Antti J. Jokinen


Pitkämäki, A. (2021). ''Mä oon kerran kännipäissäni pätkässyt llonaa turpaan" : sukupuolistunut väkivalta Aku Louhimiehen ja Antti J. Jokisen elokuvissa. Sukupuolentutkimus, 34(2), 6-19.


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Pitkämäki, Anna

Journal or series: Sukupuolentutkimus

ISSN: 2342-0634

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 34

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 6-19

Publisher: Sukupuolentutkimuksen seura

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: Finnish

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77160


Abstract

This article investigates gendered violence in Finnish feature films directed by Antti J. Jokinen and Aku Louhimies. The examination is concerned with how and what sort of violence is portrayed in the films and what kinds of interpretations on violence as a emerge from the films in relation to cultural frames of reference. The key question is how violence is connected to gender and sexuality in the representations of the films and what kinds of conceptions of gender and sexuality these interfaces facilitate. The perspective used in this article is one of gender-aware cultural studies. The topics and themes emerging from the films are contextualised in relation to feminist culture and research on violence. Examining representations of gendered violence is particularly topical at a time when the #metoo campaign and the inhumane and sexualised practices that some Finnish film directors have subjected their actors to have been a topic of much pub lie discussion.


Keywords: films; film directors; cinema (art forms); sexuality (sexual orientation); violence (traits); violence (activity); gendering; gender roles; woman's status; representation (mental objects); cultural research; feminist research

Free keywords: Finnish cinema; gender; gendered violence; sexuality


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