The Resource Taking a hard look : gender and visual culture, edited by Amanda du Preez

Taking a hard look : gender and visual culture, edited by Amanda du Preez

Taking a hard look : gender and visual culture
Taking a hard look
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gender and visual culture
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edited by Amanda du Preez
  • "It is the aim of this collection of essays to take a hard look at gender and visual culture. Gender and visual culture traverse in quite and often fascinating ways. On the one hand, gender subject fields. As such, gender contributes to establishing a much-needed theoretical and functional platform spanning across many fields of enquiry, from where gender practices can effectively be critiqued and ideally changed. On the other hand, the growing popularity and ubiquity of visual culture in a global context create an increasing need to reflect on and interrogate this phenomenon in an academic manner. Although Visual Culture Studies is an established subject at many Northern institutions, it is fairly new and relatively under-theorised in the global South. In response to the growing need to investigate issues dealing with gender and visual culture, and particularly how they creatively intersect, this selection of essays (first presented as papers at the international conference Taking a Hard Look: Gender and Visual Culture, 20-21 June 2007, Institute for Gender and Women's Students, University of Pretoria, South Africa) are collected here in the hope of making a purposeful contribution to this burgeoning discourse, However, in addressing the creative intersection between gender and visual culture this volume is no novelty. In fact, the topic of gender and visual culture has been addressed over the past decade in several essay collections. It is in this proud tradition that this book aims to take its place and to create a dialogue with international theory on gender and visual culture studies from a Southern perspective
  • The key questions explored in this volume are: What typeof gendered visual culture is being presented and created in the South particularly (but not exclusively)? How is visual culture gendered? Can one refer to a move beyond gender in terms of a trans-gendered visual culture or are we still caugh up in the same debilitating role models? How does one address the ever-increasing alienation between gender studies and the younger generation of student and scholars moving into higher education? What is the role of gender as an interdisciplinary tool in the academic analysis of visual as it spans across several subject, such as science, social work, technology, psyschology, medicine, philosophy, sociology, engineering, communication, economics, rehgious studies, business management, anthropology, geography, historical studies, cultural and media studies, visual studies, art history and literature studies?"--Pub. desc
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Taking a hard look : gender and visual culture, edited by Amanda du Preez
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Exploring visual culture and gender through discursive performative visual art practices / Kathryn Grushka -- Into the breach : Christine Dixie's Birthing Tray-Honey / Brenda Schmahmann -- Oedipus the fallen one / Nadira Omarjee -- Saints and sinners : re-evaluating gendered power bases entrenched by religious imagery / Karen von Veh -- Something "new" that's been here all along? The Afropolitan bridal couple in the South African bridal magazine / Benita de Robillard -- From bedroom to boardroom : corporate culture in two South African gloss men's magazines / Stella Viljoen -- Postcards of the comic other and touristic representation / Jeanne van Eeden -- Looking back, poolside : disruption, (post)-apartheid white female subjectivity and returning the gaze / Jennifer Schmidt -- Tentative reflections on (gendered) subjectivities--liminality, refusal and post-apartheid law / Karin van Marle -- The violence of the eye : the gendered gaze in ublic space / Tamlyn Jane Monson -- The male gaze and the momoerotic aesthetics of Tamil film : the gendering of visual culture in South India / Martyn Rogers -- Tarzan : the man we love to hate / Pieter Swanepoel -- For real : hysteria, transsexuality and femininity-as-masquerade / Amanda du Preez
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  • (OCoLC)828869977
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