Vase Painting, Gender, And Social Identity In Archaic Athens by Mark D. Stansbury-ODonnellVase Painting, Gender, And Social Identity In Archaic Athens by Mark D. Stansbury-ODonnell

Vase Painting, Gender, And Social Identity In Archaic Athens

byMark D. Stansbury-ODonnell

Hardcover | March 27, 2006

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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.
Title:Vase Painting, Gender, And Social Identity In Archaic AthensFormat:HardcoverDimensions:330 pages, 9.96 × 6.97 × 1.02 inPublished:March 27, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521853184

ISBN - 13:9780521853187


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.

Editorial Reviews

"this book will stimulate graduate students and scholars interested in the viewing and reading not just of Athenian pottery but of the ancient visual arts in general. While the author notes that his work is only the beginning, he addresses figures that often have been neglected, thus demonstrating the possibility that they have something to tell us about the ancient world. In short, Stansbury-O'Donnell has given us a new and vital directions to explore in the study of decorated pottery." - Elizabeth Langridge-Noti, American College of Greece, American Journal of Archaeology