Push Comes to Shove: New Images of Aggressive Women [NOOK Book]


The new celebration of women's aggression in contemporary culture, from Kill Bill and Prime Suspect to the artists group Toxic Titties.
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Push Comes to Shove: New Images of Aggressive Women

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The new celebration of women's aggression in contemporary culture, from Kill Bill and Prime Suspect to the artists group Toxic Titties.
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"…Lavin is well-versed in this kind of interdisciplinary negotiation and…handles the task of juxtaposing seemingly disparate media eloquently and efficiently." — Art Journal

"A timely, insightful look at contemporary representations of women's aggression and their impact on women's real lives.... Accessible, engaging, and grounded in reality. It's a uniquely useful book, one that provides a dynamic framework that could encompass explorations of an even wider range of women's aggression, such as roller derby or Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Here's hoping that Lavin's work pushes more critics and writers to undertake those explorations." Tammy Oler Bitch magazine

"Push Comes to Shove is eloquent and inspiring. Simultaneously realistic and hopeful about the place and reception of strong women in contemporary society, this is an important book for all researchers on women and girls, and will be of interest to general audiences as well." LeslieHeywood, author of Pretty Good for a Girl and Built to Win

"In Push Comes to Shove, Maud Lavin puts to words a motivational truth for brave women everywhere if we sit around and wait to be given what is rightfully ours, then we will sit around and wait forever. Sometimes we just have to grab it and not look back." Keala Kennelly, big wave surfer and the first woman to tow-in surf at Teahupo'o in Tahiti

"In investigating the nuances of feminine aggression and its various forms of expression both historically and in contemporary culture, Maud Lavin also documents how we can understand it as a deeply productive and often necessary drive. Better yet, with her characteristic energy and invention, she imagines it as a force at once creative, comedic, erotic—which is to say,one that is not restricting, but rather, both enriching and exhilarating." Akiko Busch, author ofNine Ways to Cross a River

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262291514
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,300,503
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Maud Lavin is Professor of Visual and Critical Studies and Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author of Cut with the KitchenKnife: The Weimar Photomontages of Hannah Höch and Clean New World: Culture,Politics, and Graphic Design (MIT Press, 2001).

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