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Description - Orientalism, Eroticism and Modern Visuality in Global Cultures by Joan DelPlato

In Orientalism, Eroticism and Modern Visuality in Global Cultures scholars look afresh at representations of nineteenth-century 'oriental' bodies, inquiring deeply into their erotic dimensions, tracing their global dissemination at cross-cultural intersections of the visual and the political. Authors consider the impact of eroticized orientalist representations registered on racial and gendered bodies at historical moments across the globe in the media of photography, painting, prints and sculpture by contextualizing the visual within social practices, ethnography, literature, travel writing and the dynamics of imperialism. Authors examine orientalism's politico-erotic import across not only imperial Britain and France but also throughout India and the Middle East initiating cross-cultural analyses of orientalism outside of Europe. Works studied include Orientalist and homoerotic works by canonic artists such as Ingres, Gerome, Delacroix and Girodet, and lesser-known artists such as sculptor Raffaele Monti and painter Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann. Contributors explore Turkish and European writings, explorer Richard Burton's self-fashioning, and popular Orientalist photography in India and the Middle East. Authors draw on methods from gender studies, semiotics, material culture and psychoanalysis to explore art, national identity, homoerotic subcultures, female agency, class, sexuality and colonialism. The book is directed to interdisciplinary scholars and students in art history, literature, history, and postcolonial studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781409463955
ISBN-10: 1409463958
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 234
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Joan DelPlato

Julie F. Codell is Professor of Art History at Arizona State University and Faculty Affiliate in Film and Media Studies, English, Gender and Women's Studies, and the Center for Asian Research, USA. Joan DelPlato is Professor of Art History, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, MA, USA.

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