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Feminism-Art-Theory: An Anthology 1968-2000

Hilary Robinson (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-20850-1
728 pages
October 2001, ©2001, Wiley-Blackwell
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Charting over 30 years of debate on the significance of gender in the making and understanding of art, this anthology gathers together 99 representative texts from North America, Europe and Australasia.
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Introduction: Feminism/Art/Theory: Towards a (Political) Historiography.

Using the Book: A Note for Teachers.

Part I: Gender in/of Culture.

Part II: Activism and Institutions:.

Challenging Patriarchal Structures.

Building Feminist Structures.

Activism in Practice, Practice of Activism.



Part III: Historical and Critical Practices:.

The Uses of Language.

Rebuilding Practices of Criticism.

Interventions in the Discipline of 'Art History'.

Part IV: The Aesthetic.

Part V: Politics in Practice: Material Strategies.

Part VI: Claiming Identity, Negotiating Genealogy.

Part VII: Theorizing Representation:.

Between Image and Representation.

Modernity and Postmodernism.


Part VIII: Body, Sexuality, Image:.

Lesbian Presence.

Re-imaging Body.

Sexuality and the Sexual Body.

Part IX: The Realm of the Spirit:.

Religion, the Spiritual, the Divine.


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Hilary Robinson is Co-ordinator of Research and Senior Lecturer in the School of Art and Design at the University of Ulster at Belfast. She has published and lectured widely in the UK, Ireland, Northern America and elsewhere on feminism and art, and is the author of Visibly Female: Feminism and Art Today (1987).
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  • Anthologises a diverse range of texts from 30 years of engagement between feminism, art and theory.

  • Offers students and scholars access to texts that would otherwise be hard for them to locate.

  • The selection of texts is based on extensive international archival research by the editor.

  • Editorial introductions and extensive bibliographies support study and research.
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"Robinson's anthology of feminist writing on, in and around art from the last 30 years does fill a very tangible gap and will be of immense use to anybody who spends their time looking at and thinking about art." Art Monthly
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