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Re-framing representations of women : figuring, fashioning, portraiting, and telling in the 'Picturing' Women Project

Author: Susan Shifrin; Picturing Women Project.
Publisher: Alderhsot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Crossing disciplinary and chronological boundaries, this volume integrates text and image, essays and object pages to explore the processes inherent in gender representation, rather than resituating women in particular categories or spheres as other scholarly publications and exhibitions have done. Taking its lead from the 'Picturing' Women project on which it reflects and builds, the volume makes a substantial  Read more...
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Named Person: Cesare Vecellio; Alison Watt; Merrill Mason
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Shifrin; Picturing Women Project.
ISBN: 9780754660774 075466077X
OCLC Number: 156784919
Description: xii, 324 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 30 cm + 1 CD-ROM
Contents: Part I : Picturing --
Who's in the picture? : an introduction to "picturing" women / Susan Shifrin --
Part II : Figuring --
Figuring the female body --
Maudelle Bass : a model body / Carla Williams --
Figuring as flora --
Figuring the national body --
Suffrage pageants and parades : fashioning a central and socially integrated identity / Marianne Hansen --
Dressing women down in comic valentines --
Part III : Fashioning --
Fashioning female identity --
Fashioning the female body --
Fashioning national character --
Sleeves, purses, spindles : fashioning women in Cesare Vecellio's costume books / Ann Rosalind Jones --
Fashioning the two faces of Eve : the mask of beauty and fickle fraud --
Fashioning woman --
Felt pictures : the phenomenological fabric of Alison Watt's Shift paintings / Kristin Swan --
Part IV : Portraiting --
Portraiting conventions --
Representative portraits of American women writers from the collections of the Library Company of Philadelphia, to which Is appended a preliminary checklist / Cornelia S. King --
Types and beauties series --
Not-beautiful : a counter-theme in the history of women's portraiture / Susan Sidlauskas --
Portraiting in text and image --
Nationalism, lipstick, and kitchen knives : representations of power and society in the case of Vazirani / Alexandra Halkias --
Part V : Telling --
"Who told you that lie?" : picturing Connie Boswell / Laurie Stras --
"Red robe : short Story" : interview with Merrill Mason / Kelly Mitchell and Merrill Mason ; edited by Susan Shifrin.
Responsibility: edited by Susan Shifrin.
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Explores the processes inherent in gender representation. This study offers scholarship that confronts historical patterns of representation that have defined what women were and are seen to be, and  Read more...

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