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Description - The Explicit Body in Performance by Rebecca Schneider

Is it Performance Art or Pornography? The Explicity Body in Performance interrogates the avant-garde precedents and theoretical terrain that combined to produce feminist performance art. Among the many artists discussed are Carolee Scheemann Karen Finley Sandra Bernhard Annie Sprinkle Robbie McCauley Spiderwoman Rebecca Schneider tackles topics ranging across the 'post-porn modernist movement', New Right censorship, commodity fetishism, and primitivism. Employing diverse critical theories from Benjamin to Lacanian psychoanalysis Schneider analyses artistic depictions of the explicit body in late commodity capitalism. The Explicit Body in Performance is complemented by extensive photographic illustrations of the performative and artistic productions of postmodern feminist practitioners. The book is a fascinating explorations of how these artists have wrestled with the representational structures of desire.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415090254
ISBN-10: 0415090253
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Jan-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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