Gender in the Mirror
Cultural Imagery and Women's Agency
By (author) Diana Tietjens Meyers
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Gender in the Mirror by Diana Tietjens Meyers
Book DescriptionThe cultural imagery of women is deeply ingrained in our consciousness. So deeply, in fact, that feminists see this as a fundamental threat to female autonomy because it enshrines procreative heterosexuality as well as the relations of domination and subordination between men and women. Diana Meyers' book is about this cultural imagery - and how, once it is internalized, it shapes perception, reflection, judgement, and desire. These intergral images have a deep impact not only on the individual psyche, but also on the social, political, and cultural syntax of society as a whole. Meyer's argues for the necessity of crafting a dissident, empowering, and 'emancipatory counter-imagery' for women. Rigorous, well written, and accessible, the reach of Gender in the mirror is arguably catholic, and addresses the interests or readers across an impressive range of intellectual disciplines.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195140408
(242mm x 159mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Gender in the Mirror, Paperback (January 2002)
Some feminists see the cultural imagery of women as a fundamental threat to female autonomy because it enshrines procreative heterosexuality as well as the relations of domination and subordination between men and women. This title is about this cultural imagery and how once it is internalized it shapes perception, reflection, judgement and desire.
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