The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader by Amelia JonesThe Feminism and Visual Culture Reader by Amelia Jones

The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader

EditorAmelia Jones

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Feminism is one of the most important perspectives from which visual culture has been theorized and historicized over the past forty years. Challenging the notion of feminism as a unified discourse, this second edition ofThe Feminism and Visual Culture Readerassembles a wide array of writings that address art, film, architecture, popular culture, new media and other visual fields from a feminist perspective.

The essays, 40% of which are new to the second edition, are informed by the authors¿ deep attention to historical, geographical, and disciplinary contexts as well as by cutting edge concerns such as globalization, diasporic cultural shifts, developments in new media technologies, and intersectional identity politics.

The Feminism and Visual Culture Readercombines classic texts with six specially commissioned pieces, all by leading feminist critics, historians, theorists, artists, and activists. Articles are grouped into thematic sections, each of which is introduced by the editor. Providing 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, this reader also explores how issues of race, class, nationality, and sexuality enter into debates about feminism in the field of the visual.

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Amelia Jonesis Grierson Chair in Visual Culture in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University, Montr¿. She has organised exhibitions includingSexual Politics: Judy Chicago's Dinner Party in Feminist Art Historyat the UCLA/Armand Hammer Art Museum (1996) and has edited other volumes, most notablyCompani...
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Title:The Feminism and Visual Culture ReaderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 9.4 × 6.8 × 1.5 inPublished:January 12, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415543703

ISBN - 13:9780415543705

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Table of Contents

List of Figures.  Notes on Contributors.  Acknowledgements.  Permissions. 1. Provocations  2. Representation  3. Differences  4. Histories  5. Readings / Interventions  6. Bodies  7. Technologies.  Index

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