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Table of Contents

PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INTRODUCTION LOOKING BACKWARD-AN INTRODUCTION
TO THE CONCEPT OF "POST"
The Past, the Present, the Virtual
Method
The "P" Word
A Road Map

1 THE MOBILIZED AND VIRTUAL GAZE IN MODERNITY:
FLANEURIFLANEUSE
Modernity and the "Panoptic" Gaze
Modernity and the "Virtual" Gaze
The Baudelairean Observer:
The "Mobilized" Gaze of the Flaneur
The Gender of the Observer: The Flaneuse
The "Mobilized" and "Virtual" Gaze
PASSAGE I The Ladies' Paradise by Emile Zola

2 THE PASSAGE FROM ARCADE TO CINEMA
The Commodity-Experience
RE: Construction-The Public Interior/The Private Exterior
The Mobilized Gaze: T award the Virtual
From the Arcade to the Cinema
PASSAGE II A Short Film Is More of a ''Rest Cure''
The Cinema as Time Machine
Window-Shopping Through Time

3 LES Fi.ANEURS/FLANEUSE DU MALL
The Mall
Temporality and Cinema Spectatorship
Spectatorial Flanerie
Cybertechnology: From Observer to Participant
Postmodern Flanerie: To Spatialize Temporality
PASSAGE Ill Architecture: Looking Foward, Looking Backward

4 THE END OF MODERNITY: WHERE IS YOUR RUPTURE?
The Architectural Model
The Cinema and Modernity/Modernism:
The "Avant-Garde" as a Troubling Third Term
Jameson and the Cinematic "Postmodern"
Cinema and Postmodernity
Postmodernity Without the Word

CONCLUSION: SPENDING TIME

POST-SCRIPT: THE FATE OF FEMINISM IN POSTMODERNITY
Warnings at the Post
Postfeminism?
Beyond Indifference
Neither or Both: An Epilogue to the Period of the Plural

NOTES
INDEX

About the Author

Anne Friedberg i is the Professor and Chair of Critical Studies at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.

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""Window Shopping takes its provocative place among a number of recent studies that look at looking itself in relation to mechanically produced images. . . . [It will] be a source of further reflection and inspiration: it moves on the sometimes footsore debates about post-modern culture, feminism and cinema spectatorship in new and stimulating directions."--Rachel Bowlby, "Sight and Sound

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