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Being Gorgeous : Feminism, Sexuality and the Pleasures of the Visible (Hardcover) (Jacki Willson)

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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 misbehavior 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.
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 misbehavior 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.
Number of Pages: 230.0
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Feminism + Feminist Theory, Gender Studies
Series Title: International Library of Cultural Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Tauris Academic Studies
Author: Jacki Willson
Language: English
Street Date: August 30, 2015
TCIN: 21474423
UPC: 9781780762838
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-9344

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