Being Gorgeous : Feminism, Sexuality and the Pleasures of the Visual, Paperback / softback Book

Being Gorgeous : Feminism, Sexuality and the Pleasures of the Visual Paperback / softback

Description

Being Gorgeous explores the ways in which extravagance, flamboyance and dressing up can open up possibilities for women to play around anarchically with familiar stereotypical tropes of femininity.

This is protest through play - a pleasurable misbehaviour that reflects a feminism for the twenty first century.

Willson discusses how, whether through pastiche, parody, or pure pleasure, artists, artistes and indeed the spectators themselves can operate in excess of the restrictive images which saturate our visual culture.

By referring to a wide spectrum of examples, including Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, Matthew Barney, Dr Sketchy's, Audacity Chutzpah, Burly Q and Carnesky's Ghost Train, Being Gorgeous demonstrates how contemporary female performers embody, critique and thoroughly relish their own representation by inappropriately re-appropriating femininity.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Cultural studies
  • ISBN: 9781780762845

Other Formats

£14.99

£10.19

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Jacki Willson   |  View all