The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader

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Amelia Jones
Psychology Press, 2003 - Art - 560 pages
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Bringing together key writings on art, film, architecture, popular culture, new media and other visual fields, this key reader combines classic texts by leading feminist thinkers with six previously unpublished polemical new pieces. It explores how issues of race, class, nationality and sexuality, enter into debates about feminism, and includes work by feminist critics, artists and activists. Articles are grouped into six thematic sections:

* representation
* difference
* disciplines/strategies
* mass culture/media interventions
* the body
* technology.

A valuable reference for students of visual culture and gender studies, this is both a framework within which to understand the shifts in feminist thinking in visual studies and an overview of the most significant feminist theories in this area.

  

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Contents

CONCEIVING THE INTERSECTION OF FEMINISM AND VISUAL CULTURE
1
Provocations
9
FEMINIST VIEWING VIEWING FEMINISM
11
FEAR AND LOATHING IN NEW YORK AN IMPOLITE ANECOOTE ABOUT THE INTERFACE OF HOMOPHOBIA AND MISOGYNY
15
CREATING TRANSNATIONAL WOMENS ART NETWORKS
18
ONE WAY OR ANOTHER BLACK FEMINIST VISUAL THEORY
22
NEXT BODIES
26
THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF SIGHT
29
THE SOCIAL AND THE POETIC FEMINIST PRACTICES IN ARCHITECTURE 19702000
277
Mass CultureMedia Interventions
283
HATEFUL CONTRARIES MEDIA IMAGES OF ASIAN WOMEN
287
THE SEARCH FOR TOMORROW IN TODAYS SOAP OPERAS
294
FEMINIST MEDIA STRATEGIES FOR POLITICAL PERFORMANCE
302
FEMINISM INCORPORATED READING POSTFEMINISM IN AN ANTIFEMINIST AGE
314
THE SUBURBAN HOME COMPANION TELEVISION AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD IDEAL IN POSTWAR AMERICA
329
BLACK BARBIE AND THE DEEP PLAY OF DIFFERENCE
337

Representation
33
FROM WAYS OF SEEING
37
FEMALE IMAGERY
40
VISUAL PLEASURE AND NARRATIVE CINEMA
44
TEXTUAL STRATEGIES THE POLITICS OF ARTMAKING
53
FILM AND THE MASQUERADE THEORIZING THE FEMALE SPECTATOR
60
DESIRING IMAGESIMAGING DESIRE
72
SCREENING THE SEVENTIES SEXUALITY AND REPRESENTATION
76
THE OPPOSITIONAL GAZE BLACK FEMALE SPECTATORS
94
BROKEN SYMMETRIES MEMORY SIGHT LOVE
105
Difference
115
ANY THEORY OF THE SUBJECT HAS ALWAYS BEEN APPROPRIATED BY THE MASCULINE
119
LESBIAN ARTISTS
128
THE STRAIGHT MIND
130
BLACK BODIES WHITE BODIES TOWARD AN ICONOGRAPHY OF FEMALE SEXUALITY IN LATE NINETEENTHCENTURY ART MEDICI...
136
DIFFERENCE A SPECIAL THIRD WORLD WOMEN ISSUE
151
OLYMPIAS MAID RECLAIMING BLACK FEMALE SUBJECTIVITY
174
A POSTTRANSSEXUAL MANIFESTO
187
COLOR AND DIFFERENCE IN ABSTRACT PAINTING THE ULTIMATE CASE OF MONOCHROME
192
THE OTHER HISTORY OF INTERCULTURAL PERFORMANCE
205
THE WHITE TO BE ANGRY VAGINAL CREME DAVISS TERRORIST DRAG
217
DisciplinesStrategies
225
WHY HAVE THEME BEEN NO GREAT WOMEN ARTISTS?
229
FEMINISM AND FILM CRITICAL APPROACHES
234
THE TRIPLE NEGATION OF COLORED WOMEN ARTISTS
239
PATRILINEAGE
249
BATHSHEBA OR THE INTERIOR BIBLE
256
GOSSIP AS TESTIMONY A POSTMODERN SIGNATURE
268
INTRODUCTION AND CONCLUSION TO THE GUERRILLA GIRLS BESIDE COMPANION TO THE HISTORY OF WESTERN ART
349
REFLECTIONS ON A YELLOW EYE ASIAN IEYECONS AND COSMETIC SURGERY
354
FEAR OF FALLING
364
Body
369
EXTERNAL BOUNDARIES
373
STREAMSALL THAT FLOWS AND WOMAN TERRITORY OF DESIRE
375
PORNOGRAPHY
387
APPROACHING ABJECTION
389
PERFORMATIVE ACTS AND GENDER CONSTITUTION
392
TOWARD A BUSTFEMME AESTHETIC
402
REINSTATING CORPOREALITY FEMINISM AND BODY POLITICS
414
THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE BODY AND THE PRESENCE OF HISTORY TOWARD A FEMINIST ARCHITECTURE
426
THE BALLERINAS PHALLIC POINTE
434
NEVER JUST PICTURES
454
EPILOGUE TO IMAGINARY BODIES ETHICS POWER AND CORPOREALITY
466
Technology
471
A CYBORG MANIFESTO SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIALISTFEMINISM IN THE LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY
475
VIRTUAL BODIES AND FLICKERING SIGNIFIERS
497
BODIESCITIES
507
TO TOUCH THE OTHER A STORY OF CORPOELECTRONIC SURFACES
514
POSTCOLONIAL MEDIA THEORY
520
REFLECTIONS ON WOMEN AND VIRTUAL REALITY
528
CYBERFEMINIST MANIFESTO
530
CYBERFEMINISM WITH A DIFFERENCE
531
THE APPENDED SUBJECT RACE AND IDENTITY AS DIGITAL ASSEMBLAGE
534
MY WOMB THE MOSH PIT
545
Index
551
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Amelia Jones is Professor of Art History at the University of California, Riverside. She has organised exhibitions including Sexual Politics: Judy Chicago's Dinner Party in Feminist Art History at the UCLA/Armand Hammer Art Museum (1996), and her publications include the co-edited anthology Performing the Body/Performing the Text (1999), Body Art/Performing the Subject (1998), and Postmodernism and the En-Gendering of Marcel Duchamp (1994).

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