Outlaw Representation

Author: Richard Meyer
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807079355
Format: PDF
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Outlaw Representation is a Beacon Press publication.

Reading Rembrandt

Author: Mieke Bal
Publisher: Leiden University Press
ISBN: 9789053568583
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Reading Rembrandt questions the traditional boundaries between literary and visual analysis with close, side-by-side readings of some of the Dutch master’s works alongside paintings of the same era whose attribution is still debated. A new understanding of the role of visuality in our culture emerges, one that makes significant inroads, most particularly, for the study of gender in Rembrandt’s work. Demonstrating acute sensitivity to Rembrandt’s art, acclaimed scholar and author Mieke Bal gives new depth to an old master, a perspective with vast consequences for our views of gender, the artist, and the act of reading.

Black Looks

Author: bell hooks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317588487
Format: PDF, Docs
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In the critical essays collected in Black Looks, bell hooks interrogates old narratives and argues for alternative ways to look at blackness, black subjectivity, and whiteness. Her focus is on spectatorship—in particular, the way blackness and black people are experienced in literature, music, television, and especially film—and her aim is to create a radical intervention into the way we talk about race and representation. As she describes: "the essays in Black Looks are meant to challenge and unsettle, to disrupt and subvert." As students, scholars, activists, intellectuals, and any other readers who have engaged with the book since its original release in 1992 can attest, that's exactly what these pieces do.

What was Contemporary Art

Author: Richard Meyer
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262135086
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Meyer analyzes an undergraduate course taught by Alfred Barr at Wellesley College in 1927 as a key moment in the introduction of works by living artists into the discipline of art history, then turns to a series of exhibitions from the 1930s that put contemporary art in dialogue with premodern works ranging from prehistoric cave pictures to Italian Renaissance paintings. Meyer also treats the controversy that arose in 1948 over the decision by Boston's Institute of Modern Art to change its name to the Institute of Contemporary Art. By retrieving moments in the history of once-current art, Meyer redefines "the contemporary" as a condition of being alive to and alongside other moments, artists, and objects.

Queer Theory

Author: Annamarie Jagose
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814742343
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This Major Reference series brings together a wide range of key international articles in law and legal theory. Many of these essays are not readily accessible, and their presentation in these volumes will provide a vital new resource for both research and teaching. Each volume is edited by leading international authorities who explain the significance and context of articles in an informative and complete introduction.

Folk Devils and Moral Panics

Author: Stanley Cohen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136807047
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'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen’s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that brought the term ‘moral panic’ into widespread discussion. It is an outstanding investigation of the way in which the media and often those in a position of political power define a condition, or group, as a threat to societal values and interests. Fanned by screaming media headlines, Cohen brilliantly demonstrates how this leads to such groups being marginalised and vilified in the popular imagination, inhibiting rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. Furthermore, he argues that moral panics go even further by identifying the very fault lines of power in society. Full of sharp insight and analysis, Folk Devils and Moral Panics is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand this powerful and enduring phenomenon. Professor Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology (1985) and is on the Board of the International Council on Human Rights. He is a member of the British Academy.

Male desire

Author: Jonathan Weinberg
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Format: PDF, ePub
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Surveys the portrayal of the male body throughout the past 150 years, exploring the works of such artists as Thomas Eakins, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Flix Gonzlez-Torres, exploring each artist's contribution in terms of their artistic themes and cultural contexts. 15,000 first printing.

Materializing Queer Desire

Author: Elisa Glick
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438427387
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Uses iconic dandy and queer figures to explore relationships between homosexuality, modernism, and modernity.

The Passionate Camera

Author: Deborah Bright
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415145824
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Passionate Camerabrings together over fifty artists, scholars and critics to address the importance of reinterpreting historical works by known homosexual photographers and contemporary lesbian and gay artists.