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The female body in the looking-glass: contemporary art, aesthetics and genderland

The female body in the looking-glass: contemporary art, aesthetics and genderland

Sliwinska, Basia, author

The 'mirror stage' in Lacanian psychoanalytical theory constructs the female body as lacking. However, what happens if you follow Baudrillard's advice to 'swallow the mirror'? Basia Sliwinska's Genderland, like Alice's Wonderland, is an invitation through the looking-glass. It explores the reflections and realities that we see in the cultural mirror, offering radical new insights into gender identity and the politics of vision in contemporary women's art. This book maps representations of the social and cultural 'other' associated with visual tropes of femininity, such as Alice in Wonderland, Venus or Lolita, in seminal practices of women artists

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: I.B. Tauris, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Basia Sliwinska
ISBN: 1780766440, 9781780766447
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xiii, 226 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Subject: Women in popular culture.; Society.; Human figure in art.; Baudrillard, Jean; Women artists; Feminist art; Women Social conditions.; Self-perception in women.; Feminism and the arts.; Lacan, Jacques