Staring: How We Lookby Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
Pub. Date: 04/17/2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Drawing on examples from art, media, fashion, history and memoir, cultural critic Rosemarie Garland-Thomson tackles a basic human interaction which has remained curiously unexplored, the human stare. In the first book of its kind, Garland-Thomson defines staring, explores the factors that motivate it, and considers the targets and the effects of the stare. While
Drawing on examples from art, media, fashion, history and memoir, cultural critic Rosemarie Garland-Thomson tackles a basic human interaction which has remained curiously unexplored, the human stare. In the first book of its kind, Garland-Thomson defines staring, explores the factors that motivate it, and considers the targets and the effects of the stare. While borrowing from psychology and biology to help explain why the impulse to stare is so powerful, she also enlarges and complicates these formulations with examples from the realm of imaginative culture. Featuring over forty illustrations, Staring captures the stimulating combination of symbolic, material and emotional factors that make staring so irresistible while endeavoring to shift the usual response to staring, shame, into an engaged self-consideration. Elegant and provocative, this unique study advances new ways of thinking about visuality and the body that will appeal to readers who are interested in the overlap between the humanities and human behaviors.
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RGT is well-known in disability studies, but this very large and somewhat over-wrought book drains you and is a very basic book that surprisingly offers little in the way of new theories on visualizing disability. In fact, dis/ability is not the primary subject of the book (though it is an essential underpinning). Rather, this is a history of staring and visuality, which is at times interesting, but leaves me wanting more in terms of disability theory. Furthermore, she every so often speaks of cognitive and psychological disability, but does not delve deeply into how these can also be understood in terms of sight despite their general illegibility. Despite this, I will say that this is an accessible text in terms of language and ideas, and it offers some chapters that would be very good for teaching.
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