By Peggy Phelan

Unmarked is a arguable research of the fraught relation among political and representational visibility in modern tradition. Written from and for the Left, Unmarked rethinks the claims of visibility politics via a feminist psychoanalytic exam of particular functionality texts - together with images, portray, movie, theatre and anti-abortion demonstrations.

Show description

Read or Download Unmarked: The Politics of Performance PDF

Similar Feminism books

Pornography and silence: Culture's revenge against nature

First variation Hardcover (1981) in excellent . dirt Jackst indicates massive volume of wear and tear alongside the perimeters, a few scuffing and tears of the canopy. notwithstanding, the particular e-book is especially fresh & unmarked, there's just one illness within the textual content: web page 111 has a pinhead-size tear alongside the ground of the web page.

The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women

The bestselling vintage that redefined our view od the connection among good looks and feminine id. In modern international, ladies have extra strength, felony attractiveness, good fortune than ever prior to. along the glaring development of the women's move, in spite of the fact that, author and journalist Naomi Wolf is via a special type of social keep watch over, which, she argues, may well end up simply as restrictive because the conventional snapshot of homemaker and spouse.

The Female Eunuch

The ebook of Germaine Greer's the feminine Eunuch in 1970 used to be a landmark occasion, elevating eyebrows and ire whereas making a surprise wave of popularity in girls around the globe with its steadfast statement that sexual liberation is the most important to women's liberation. this day, Greer's searing exam of the oppression of ladies in modern society is either a major old checklist of the place we have now been and an incredibly appropriate treatise on what nonetheless is still accomplished.

I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet

The writer of the groundbreaking paintings Slut! explores the phenomenon of slut-shaming within the age of sexting, tweeting, and “liking. ” She indicates that the sexual double ordinary is extra risky than ever ahead of and provides knowledge and techniques for easing its harmful results on younger women’s lives.

Extra resources for Unmarked: The Politics of Performance

Show sample text content

The intercourse of secrets and techniques. secure intercourse because the finish of shared secrets and techniques? The fluid physique switched over right into a strong, impervious to porousness: secure intercourse reverses the orderly chemistry of sexual exchange—from good to fluid—and continues to be sturdy. Mapplethorpe’s overdue paintings can might be be noticeable as a sophisticated respond to the phobia of the reproductive, proliferating virus when it comes to the reproductive probabilities of images. (I are looking to accessory that this can be tremendous speculative—and I’m delivering it with a few trepidation. Such readings are in particular liable to fees of naïve formalism (at the least): I’m delivering it right here purely as a terrain that may be extra rigorously via others. ) Mapplethorpe’s wish to flip his photos into items will be an try to erase the porous second within the adverse pan which might be repeated indefinitely with a similar unfavourable. Mapplethorpe’s “images-as-objects” can't proliferate with a similar abandon because the (simple) print. The secrets and techniques of the Figure three Robert Mapplethorpe, Derrick move (1983). (Courtesy: The property of Robert Mapplethorpe, ny) 40 Unmarked replicating virus are usually not secreted in an infinitely increasing circle of correspondence. nine The pride promised (if constantly deferred) by means of having a look is the opportunity of the reciprocal gaze—if one seems one should be would becould very well be visible. those satisfactions we now see can also be censored if “they” win. (If one by no means sees oneself mirrored, maybe one doesn't, can't, exist. ) an analogous strain that leads the clicking to formulate and repeat the apposition “Mapplethorpe, the photographer who died of AIDS,” hopes to create a “safe intercourse” mantra for the gaze itself—a pre-sterilizing gaze legislating and screening much less “safe” having a look. yet i am hoping their non-subtle mystery has soaked via their smoke display. The stain is the monitor of the gaze. Ope then, mine eyes, your double sluice, And perform so your noblest use; For others can also see, or sleep, yet merely human eyes can weep. 10 Mapplethorpe’s self-portrait of 1988 portends his loss of life and in addition makes transparent the purpose of his past self-portraits. during this, Mapplethorpe’s fascination with Catholicism is made appear: the “last” self-image redefines the sooner ones in a lot the way in which the instant of demise defines (all too basically) the narrative of the existence lived. within the 1988 portrait his face floats in a sea of black (Figure 4). donning a black sweater, his torso is already “swallowed up” through the destructive pan. at the left facet of the body, his fist clutches a strolling stick. on the most sensible of the stick, above his white hand, an eyeless cranium greets the viewer’s gaze, threatening to “reflect” that gaze as itself near to vanishing. identical to the self, Mapplethorpe indicates, can in simple terms be glimpsed in its disappearance. To greet it, one hazards blindness, vanishing. The “disguise” of his previous self-portraits turns into extra pointed on the subject of this one. Disappearing in the back of the lipstick and eye shadow of a lady (1980), at the back of the leather-based jacket and desktop gun of a terrorist (1983), edging over to the a long way correct of the body and leaving his left arm flung out around the area of the body (1975)—Mapplethorpe’s earlier self-portraits arrest the selfimage because it slides into turning into a picture of an “other.

Rated 4.38 of 5 – based on 23 votes