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Griselda Pollock's vision and difference: feminism, femininity and histories of art

Griselda Pollock's vision and difference: feminism, femininity and histories of art

Jakubowicz, Karina, author

Vision and Difference, published in 1988, is one of the most significant works in feminist visual culture arguing that feminist art history of is a political as well as academic endeavour. Pollock expresses how images are key to the construction of sexual difference, both in visual culture and in broader societal experiences.Her argument places feminist theory at the centre of art history, proffering the idea that a feminist understanding of art history is an analysis of art history itself. This text remains key not only to understand feminine art historically but to grasp strategies for representation in the future and adding to its contemporary value

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Published London: Routledge, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Karina Jakubowicz
ISBN: 0429939671, 9780429939679
Physical Description: 1 volume
Series: The Macat library
Subject: History of art; Art and Design.; Social & cultural history; Feminism & feminist theory; The arts: general issues; Pollock, Griselda. Vision and difference.; Literature: history & criticism
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Macat library.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781912303946


  1. Ways into the text 
  2. Who is Griselda Pollock? 
  3. What does Vision and Difference say? 
  4. Why does Vision and Difference matter? 
  5. Section 1: Influences 
  6. Module 1: The Author and the Historical Context 
  7. Module 2: Academic Context 
  8. Module 3: The Problem 
  9. Module 4: The Author's Contribution 
  10. Section 2: Ideas 
  11. Module 5: Main Ideas 
  12. Module 6: Secondary Ideas 
  13. Module 7: Achievement 
  14. Module 8: Place in the Author's Work 
  15. Section 3: Impact 
  16. Module 9: The First Responses 
  17. Module 10: The Evolving Debate 
  18. Module 11: Impact and Influence Today 
  19.  Module 12: Where Next? 
  20. Glossary of Terms 
  21. People Mentioned in the Text 
  22. Works Cited