Imagining Women : Cultural Representations and Gender
"Imagining Women" presents an introduction to the ways in which women have been represented in art, writing and popular culture, and the ways in which women have represented themselves. Exploring the use of language and images, the nature of ideology and the relationship between gender and genre, the authors discuss representation in a variety of different cultural forms, including literature, the visual arts, film, television, pornography, comedy and the theatre. Through the analysis of specific examples, the authors highlight themes which are central to contemporary cultural theory, including the role of the self as creator and active spectator, and the role of feminist criticism in altering traditional frameworks for the production and evaluation of cultural and artistic works.
- Hardback | 352 pages
- 156 x 234 x 31.75mm | 793.79g
- 30 Jul 1992
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
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Table of contents
Part I Themes and Issues: Readings from: Richard Allen, Catherine King, Dinah Birch, Joan Swann, and Frances Bonner Part II:Literary Representations - Self as Subject: Readings from: Elaine Showalter, Maria Lauret, Lizbeth Goodman, Alicia Ostriker, Carol Rumens, Nicole Ward Jouve and Wendy Webster Part III Visual Images - Making Things Mean: Readings from: Catherine King, Michelle Cliffe, Felicity Edholm Part IV Film and Television: Readings from Christine Giedhill, Ien Ang, Christine Geraghty and Frances Bonner Part V Pornography and Representation: Readings from Susanne Kappeler, Avis Lewallen, Patricia Hill Collins and Lizbeth Goodman Part VI Cross-Dressing and Comic Subversions: Readings from: Susan Gubar and Lizbeth Goodman Part VII Conclusion: Reading from Alice Walker.