Reading in Detail
Aesthetics and the Feminine
By (author) Naomi Schor
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Reading in Detail by Naomi Schor
Book DescriptionWho cares about details? As Naomi Schor explains in her highly influential book, we do-but it has not always been so. The interest in detail--in art, in literature, and as an aesthetic category--is the product of the decline of classicism and the rise of realism. But the story of the detail is as political as it is aesthetic. Secularization, the disciplining of society, the rise of consumerism, the invention of the quotidian, have all brought detail to the fore. In this classic work of aesthetic and feminist theory, now available in a new paperback edition, Schor provides ways of thinking about details and ornament in literature, art, and architecture, and uncovering the unspoken but powerful ideologies that attached gender to details. Wide-ranging and richly argued, Reading in Detail presents ideas about reading (and viewing) that will enhance the study of literature and the arts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415979450
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Naomi Schor
Indiana, Paperback (June 2008)
Indiana (1831) is an absorbing and vivid romantic novel, set partly in provincial France, partly in Paris, and partly on a tropical island. It tells the story of a beautiful and innocent young woman, married at sixteen to a much older man.
Feminism Meets Queer Theory, Paperback (June 1997)
Looks at ways in which feminist and queer theory complement and also contest each other. This volume focuses on the encounters of feminist and queer theories, on the ways in which basic terms such as male and female, man and woman, black, white, sex, gender, and sexuality change meaning as they move from one body of theory to another.
Engaging with Irigaray, Paperback (September 1994)» View all books by Naomi Schor
The authors of these essays--including Judith Butler, Elizabeth Weed, and Rosi Braidotti--shed new light on the relationship of Irigaray to many of the philosophers she has "romanced," from Aristotle to Deleuze.
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Author Biography - Naomi Schor
Naomi Schor (1943-2001) was the Benjamin F. Barge Professor of French at Yale University. A noted scholar of French literature and critical theory, her other books include Zola's Crowds, Breaking the Chain: Women, Theory, and French Realist Fiction, George Sand and Idealism and Bad Objects: Essays Popular and Unpopular.
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