Maternal bodies in the visual arts by Rosemary BettertonMaternal bodies in the visual arts by Rosemary Betterton

Maternal bodies in the visual arts

byRosemary Betterton

Paperback | November 30, 2017

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Maternal bodies in the visual arts brings images of the maternal and pregnant body into the centre of art historical enquiry. By exploring religious, secular and scientific traditions as well as contemporary art practices, it shows the power of visual imagery in framing our understanding ofmaternal bodies and affirming or contesting prevailing maternal ideals. This book reassesses these historical models and, in drawing on original case studies, shows how visual practices by artists may offer the means of reconfiguring the maternal.This book will appeal to students, academics and researchers in art history, gender studies and cultural studies, as well as to any readers with interests in the maternal and visual culture. It is based on visual case studies drawn from the UK, USA and Europe, which make it very attractive to aninternational readership. Maternal bodies in the visual arts is ideally placed to capture a growing post- and undergraduate market in maternal studies, which is beginning to emerge as a field of study in the UK and USA with courses in a wide range of social science and humanities disciplines nowincluding the maternal as a key theme.
Rosemary Betterton is Emeritus Reader in Women's Studies at Lancaster University.
Title:Maternal bodies in the visual artsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:375 pages, 9.4 × 6.7 × 0.68 inPublished:November 30, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:152610671X

ISBN - 13:9781526106711

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