The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader / Edition 1

The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader / Edition 1

by Amelia Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415267056

ISBN-13: 9780415267052

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Feminism is one of the most important perspectives from which visual culture has been theorized and historicized over the past thirty years. The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader brings together a wide array of writings addressing art, film, architecture, popular culture, new media and other visual fields from a feminist perspective, combining classic texts by…  See more details below

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Feminism is one of the most important perspectives from which visual culture has been theorized and historicized over the past thirty years. The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader brings together a wide array of writings addressing art, film, architecture, popular culture, new media and other visual fields from a feminist perspective, combining classic texts by leading feminist thinkers with polemical new pieces. Challenging the notion of feminism as a unified discourse, The Reader explores how issues of race, class, nationality and sexuality enter into debates about feminism in the field of the visual and includes work by feminist critics, artists and activists. The Reader includes six previously unpublished texts written specifically for this volume.
Amelia Jones' introduction to The Reader traces historical and theoretical developments in feminism and visual culture. Articles are grouped into thematic sections, addressing Representation; Difference; Disciplines/Strategies; Mass Culture/Media Interventions; Body; and Technology. Each section opens with an introduction by the editor.
The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader provides a framework within which to understand the shifts in feminist thinking in visual studies as well as an overview of major feminist theories of the visual.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415267052
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
In Sight: Visual Culture Series
Pages:
596
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of figures
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgments
Permissions
Introduction: Conceiving the Intersection of Feminism and Visual Culture1
Pt. 1Provocations
Introduction to Part One9
1Feminist Viewing: Viewing Feminism11
2Fear and Loathing in New York: An Impolite Anecdote about the Interface of Homophobia and Misogyny15
3Creating Transnational Women's Art Networks18
4One Way or Another: Black Feminist Visual Theory22
5Next Bodies26
6The Unbearable Lightness of Sight29
Pt. 2Representation
Introduction to Part Two33
7From Ways of Seeing37
8Female Imagery40
9Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema44
10Textual Strategies: The Politics of Art-Making53
11Film and the Masquerade: Theorizing the Female Spectator60
12Desiring Images/Imaging Desire72
13Screening the Seventies: Sexuality and Representation in Feminist Practice - A Brechtian Perspective76
14The Oppositional Gaze: Black Female Spectators94
15Broken Symmetries: Memory, Sight, Love105
Pt. 3Difference
Introduction to Part Three115
16Any Theory of the "Subject" has Always been Appropriated by the "Masculine"119
17Lesbian Artists128
18The Straight Mind130
19Black Bodies, White Bodies: Toward an Iconography of Female Sexuality in Late Nineteenth-Century Art, Medicine, and Literature136
20Difference: "A Special Third World Women Issue"151
21Olympia's Maid: Reclaiming Black Female Subjectivity174
22A Posttransexual Manifesto187
23Color and Difference in Abstract Painting: The Ultimate Case of Monochrome192
24The Other History of Intercultural Performance205
25"The White to Be Angry": Vaginal Creme Davis's Terrorist Drag217
Pt. 4Disciplines/Strategies
Introduction to Part Four225
26Why have There been No Great Women Artists?229
27Feminism and Film: Critical Approaches234
28The Triple Negation of Colored Women Artists239
29Patrilineage249
30Bathsheba or the Interior Bible256
31Gossip as Testimony: A Postmodern Signature268
32The Social and the Poetic: Feminist Practices in Architecture, 1970-2000277
Pt. 5Mass Culture/Media Interventions
Introduction to Part Five283
33Hateful Contraries: Media Images of Asian Women287
34The Search for Tomorrow in Today's Soap Operas294
35Feminist Media Strategies for Political Performance302
36Feminism, Incorporated: Reading "Postfeminism" in an Anti-Feminist Age314
37The Suburban Home Companion: Television and the Neighborhood Ideal in Postwar America329
38Black Barbie and the Deep Play of Difference337
39Introduction and Conclusion to the Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art349
40Reflections on a Yellow Eye: Asian I(\Eye/)cons and Cosmetic Surgery354
41Fear of Falling354
Pt. 6Body
Introduction to Part Six369
42External Boundaries373
43Streams/All that Flows and Woman: Territory of Desire375
44Pornography387
45Approaching Abjection389
46Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory392
47Toward a Butch-Femme Aesthetic402
48Reinstating Corporeality: Feminism and Body Politics414
49The Knowledge of the Body and the Presence of History: Toward a Feminist Architecture426
50The Ballerina's Phallic Pointe434
51Never Just Pictures454
52Epilogue to Imaginary Bodies: Ethics, Power and Corporeality466
Pt. 7Technology
Introduction to Part Seven471
53A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century475
54Virtual Bodies and Flickering Signifiers497
55Bodies-Cities507
56To Touch the Other: A Story of Corpo-Electronic Surfaces514
57Postcolonial Media Theory520
58Feminisations: Reflections on Women and Virtual Reality528
59Cyberfeminist Manifesto530
60Cyberfeminism with a Difference531
61The Appended Subject: Race and Identity as Digital Assemblage534
62My Womb, The Mosh Pit545
Index551

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