Feminist Visual Culture

Feminist Visual Culture

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The growing importance of visual culture is seen in many aspects of society - television, dance, film, fashion, painting, sculpture, installation and fine art - to name but a few. Feminist Visual Culture looks at the contribution of feminist theory and practice in these media and considers the place women have and the role that they play. Written by women working in the field of visual culture they draw on examples and situations from everyday life. A substantial introduction defines Visual Culture as well as providing an historic overview of the origins of current academic and feminist practice. The volume is divided into three sections: Fine Art, Design and Mass Media. Each section begins with a contextualising Introduction and then discusses the visual media specific to that area, incorporating wider issues such as class, culture and ethnicity. A range of methods and analyses are adopted including questionnaire sampling, in-depth case studies, historiographical overview of theoretical material as well as writing about current practices. Feminist Visual Culture is a topical and comprehensive overview of this field providing both introductory access to the key debates and a more specialist understanding of their relevance within a specific medium.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 20mm | 580.61g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748610464
  • 9780748610464

Table of contents

Contents; List of illustrations; Dedication; Preface; Acknowledgements; Issues in feminist visual culture; Claire Pajaczkowska; Part I Fine art; Feminist debate and fine art practices; Fiona Carson; Chapter 1; Painting; Fran Lloyd; Chapter 2; Sculpture and installation; Fiona Carson; Chapter 3; Performance art; Helen Potkin; Chapter 4; Multicultural discourses; Pauline de Souza; Chapter 5; Photography; Jessica Evans; Part II; Design; Issues in feminist design; Claire Pajaczkowska; Chapter 6; Architecture; Sarah Chaplin; Chapter 7; Graphic design; Teal Triggs; Chapter 8; Ceramics; Cheryl Buckley; Chapter 9; Textiles; Janis Jefferies; Chapter 10; Fashion; Rebecca Arnold; Part III; Mass media; Issues in feminist mass media; Claire Pajaczkowska; Chapter 11; Film theory; Sally Stafford; Chapter 12; Video; Julia Knight; Chapter 13; Cyberfeminism; Sarah Chaplin; Chapter 14; Television; Anne Hole; Chapter 15; Advertising; Sarah Niblock; Notes on the contributors; Index.show more

About Fiona Carson

Fiona Carson is Senior Lecturer in Women's Studies and Art History at the University of East London. She has been engaged in the teaching of feminist art theory and practice since 1976, and is also a practising artist, currently making woven constructions. Claire Pajaczkowska is Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture at Middlesex University. She has published widely in Screen, Framework, Cine-Tracts,Frauen und Film, m/f, Free Associations, Block, New Formations and has translated several books on psychoanalysis and visual culture. Her latest book is Perversion. She is researching the popular sublime.show more

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This collection of essays is a perfect example of just the kind of academic writing that can be of use to a far greater number of people than those within the academy. -- Kelly McDowell An effective review of feminist interventions within the frame of art history over the last 30 years! this edited collection is exemplary in its reflection on the materials of feminist practitioners and their individual positioning in relation to art history. This book is about visual culture, not just art, and the result is a really useful introductory book for students and teachers alike. This collection of essays is a perfect example of just the kind of academic writing that can be of use to a far greater number of people than those within the academy. An effective review of feminist interventions within the frame of art history over the last 30 years! this edited collection is exemplary in its reflection on the materials of feminist practitioners and their individual positioning in relation to art history. This book is about visual culture, not just art, and the result is a really useful introductory book for students and teachers alike.show more

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