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- DescriptionFrom reality television to film, performance, and video art, autobiography is everywhere in today's image-obsessed age. With contributions by both artists and scholars, Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography is a unique examination of visual autobiography's involvement in the global cultural politics of health, disability, and the body. This provocative collection looks at images of selfhood and embodiment in a variety of media and with a particular focus on bodily identities and practices that challenge the rm: a pregnant man in cyberspace, a fat activist performance troupe, indigeus artists intervening in museums, transnational selves who connect disability to war, and many more. The chapters in Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography reflect several different theoretical approaches but share a common concern with the ways in which visual culture can generate resistance, critique, and creative interventions. With contributions that investigate digital media, installation art, graphic memoir, performance, film, reality television, photography, and video art, the collection offers a wide-ranging critical account of what is clearly becoming one of the most important issues in contemporary culture.
- Author BiographySarah Brophy is an associate professor in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University. Janice Hladki is an associate professor of Theatre and Film Studies in the School of the Arts at McMaster University.
- PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
- Date of Publication08/10/2014
- SubjectThe Arts: General & Reference
- Series TitleCultural Spaces
- Place of PublicationToronto
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of Toronto Press
- Content Note17
- Weight480 g
- Width155 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byJanice Hladki,Sarah Brophy
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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