New PDF release: Feminine Look: Sexuation, Spectatorship, Subversion (SUNY

By Jennifer Friedlander

Feminist and psychoanalytic research of spectatorship.

Feminine glance exhibits how the Lacanian thought of sexuation makes attainable a brand new account of the connection between feminism, psychoanalysis, and spectatorship. while past stories have tended to invite how spectatorship should be encouraged through sexual distinction, Jennifer Friedlander asks how specific spectatorial encounters may possibly engender assorted “sexuated” responses. In so doing, she strains a clean direction via Freud’s account of the connection among visible conception and sexual distinction and rereads Freud’s myth of castration anxiousness, suggesting that sexual id arises as a reaction to the symbolic order’s indifference to the subject’s desire for a pretty good identification. She examines provocative and arguable inventive photos through Jamie Wagg, Marcus Harvey, and Sally Mann to illustrate how photos not just create and include social practices but additionally precipitate viewer anxieties and pleasures.

“Feminine glance constantly retells and (re)explores numerous theories as Friedlander employs them to distinction the inscribed and authorized tools of past due twentieth-century scholarly paintings on sexuation and spectatorship, and as she explores her conceptualization and subversion of those theories she indicates a brand new politics of the picture in addition to a brand new theoretical procedure. Her examples, surprising pictures, soft argument, and well-based theoretical heritage make her moment e-book a unique contribution to movie, visible, and cultural reviews alike.” — Hungarian magazine of English and American Studies

“Blending very subtle psychoanalytic thought with a few novel and but vital visual-media texts, Friedlander makes a robust contribution to the sector of feminist visual-media concept and feminine spectatorship through returning to its origins in Lacanian stories. by way of reinvestigating the function Lacan performed in these studies—vis-à-vis Freud, Saussure, and Barthes—she creates a playful new area for considering the gendered glance. She additionally bargains a theoretical account of ways modern images and different technological ‘gaze’ media signify gendered photographs via subconscious and linguistic devices.” — Laura Hinton, writer of The Perverse Gaze of Sympathy: Sadomasochistic Sentiments from Clarissa to Rescue 911

Jennifer Friedlander is Edgar E. and Elizabeth S. Pankey Professor of Media reports and Assistant Professor of artwork background at Pomona College.

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