Vase Painting, Gender, and Social Identity in Archaic Athens

Vase Painting, Gender, and Social Identity in Archaic Athens

by Mark D. Stansbury-O'Donnell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521853184

ISBN-13: 9780521853187

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This study explores the phenomenon of spectators in the Classical world through a database built from a census of the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, which reveals that spectator figures flourished in Athenian vase painting during the last two-thirds of the sixth century BCE. Using models developed from psychoanalysis and the theory of the gaze, ritual studies, and

Overview

This study explores the phenomenon of spectators in the Classical world through a database built from a census of the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, which reveals that spectator figures flourished in Athenian vase painting during the last two-thirds of the sixth century BCE. Using models developed from psychoanalysis and the theory of the gaze, ritual studies, and gender studies, Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell demonstrates how these "spectators" emerge as models for social and gender identification in the archaic city, encoding in their gestures and behavior archaic attitudes about gender and status.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521853187
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. Seeing spectators; 2. Defining spectators; 3. Vision and the construction of identity; 4. Ritual performance, spectators, and identity; 5. Men and youths: gender and social identity; 6. Women as spectators: gender and social identity.

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