Vision in Context
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Sight
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Vision in Context by Teresa Brennan
Book DescriptionVision and the gaze are key issues in the analysis of racism, sexism and ethnocentrism. In recent radical theory, generally, and French theory in particular, vision has been seen as a means of control. But this view is often unnuanced. It bypasses questions such as: Why is it that contemporary theories have been so critical of vision, and generous towards listening (in psychoanalysis) and language (in philosophy)? This collection of original essays brings together historical studies and contemporary theoretical perspectives on vision. The historical papers focus in turn on Ancient Greece, medieval theology, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment and the nineteenth century. These historical studies are themselves thoroughly informed by poststructuralist theory. They provide a rigorous background for several new, exciting articles on vision and its bearings for feminism, race, sexual orientation, film and art. This collection is the first of its kind in juxtaposing historical and contemporary
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415914758
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Exhausting Modernity, Paperback (September 2000)
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History After Lacan, Hardback (December 1993)» View all books by Teresa Brennan
Combining feminist analysis with an exposition of Lacan's psychoanalytic theory, Teresa Brennan recovers Lacan's neglected theory of history, and uses it to develop an historical explanation of modernity.
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