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Unmarked : The Politics of Performance

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Unmarked is a controversial analysis of the fraught relation between political and representational visibility in contemporary culture. Written from and for the Left, Unmarked rethinks the claims of visibility politics through a feminist psychoanalytic examination of specific performance texts - including photography, painting, film, theatre and anti-abortion demonstrations.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 13.97mm | 348g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrations, 30 b&w photographs, bibliography, index
  • 0415068223
  • 9780415068222
  • 309,655

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Unmarked is a controversial analysis of the fraught relation between political and representational visibility in contemporary culture. Written from and for the Left, Unmarked rethinks the claims of visibility politics through a feminist psychoanalytic examination of specific performance texts--including photography, painting, film, theatre and anti-abortion-demonstrations.
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Table of contents

1. Broken symmetries - memory, sight, love 2. Developing the negative - Mapplathorpe, Schor, and Sherman 3. Spatial envy - Yvonne Rainer's "The Man Who Envied Women" 4. The golden apple - Jennie Livingston's "Paris is Burning" 5. Theatre and its mother - Tom Stoppard's "Hapgood" 6. White men and pregnancy - discovering the body to be rescued 7. The ontology of performance - representation without reproduction 8. Afterword: notes on hope.
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Review quote

"Phelan's explorations are grounded in . . . trenchant readings of specific artworks and events."
-Alisa Solomon "The Women's Review of Books
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86 ratings
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4 27% (23)
3 15% (13)
2 3% (3)
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