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The Resource Killing women : the visual culture of gender and violence, Annette Burfoot and Susan Lord, editors, (electronic resource)

Killing women : the visual culture of gender and violence, Annette Burfoot and Susan Lord, editors, (electronic resource)

Label
Killing women : the visual culture of gender and violence
Title
Killing women
Title remainder
the visual culture of gender and violence
Statement of responsibility
Annette Burfoot and Susan Lord, editors
Title variation
Visual culture of gender and violence
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The examination of women and violence has traditionally focused on women who are killed or who are the victims of violence. Women murderers were often portrayed as vengeful wronged women or as maternal protectors. Recently, however, there have been significant shifts in the characterization of women who kill, in both popular culture (Lara Croft, Buffy, and Kill Bill) and in the current global political landscape (the so-called angels of death in Palestine). The essays in this book explore gender and violence by focusing on visual culture -- films, museums, art, archives, and the news media -- and by engaging with contemporary theories and practices of identity politics and the debates about the ethics and politics of representation itself. Does representation create or recreate the conditions of violence? Is representation itself a form of violence? Weaving between fact and fiction, the contributors examine the powerful role culture plays in the production and reproduction of social meaning. The collection offers fresh analyses of well-established sources for the study of women and violence, including the horror film and the court trials of women who have killed their abusive husbands. It adds significant new dimensions to the characterization of gender and violence with the inclusion of nationalism and war, feminist media, and the exploration of violence circulated through non-obvious sources, such as medical cultural practice and the information society."--Page 4 of cover
Member of
Action
digitized
Dewey number
305.4/896949
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1959-
  • 1958-
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  • Lord, Susan
  • Burfoot, Annette
Series statement
Cultural studies series
Series volume
6
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  • Women murderers in motion pictures
  • Women murderers in mass media
  • Women murderers in popular culture
  • Murder victims in motion pictures
  • Murder victims in mass media
  • Murder victims in popular culture
  • Women
  • Motion pictures
  • Mass media
Label
Killing women : the visual culture of gender and violence, Annette Burfoot and Susan Lord, editors, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
History, memory, and mediations of murder. Mapping scripts and narratives of women who kill their husbands in Canada, 1866-1954: inscribing the everyday / Sylvie Frigon -- Neither forgotten nor fully remembered: tracing an ambivalent public memory on the tenth anniversary of the Montreal Massacre / Sharon Rosenberg -- Missing: on the politics of re/presentation / Zoey Élouard Michele -- Killing the killers: women on death row in the United States / Kathleen O'Shea -- "Dealing with the devil": Karla Homolka and the absence of feminist criticism / Belinda Morrissey. Techniques and technologies of representing violence. Pearls and gore: the spectacle of woman in life and death / Annette Burfoot -- "I am awake in the place where women die": violent death in the art of Abigail Lane and Jenny Holzer / Lisa Coulthard -- Women and murder in the televirtuality film / Jack Boozer -- "I'm in there! I'm one of the women in that picture" / Margot Leigh Butler -- Killing time: the violent imaginary of feminist media / Susan Lord. National trouble: gendered violence. Dario Argento's The bird with the crystal plumage: caging women's rage / Frank Burke -- How positively levitating! Chinese heroines of Kung fu and Wuxia pian / Suzie S.F. Young -- The madwomen in our movies: female psycho-killers in American horror cinema / Steven Jay Schneider -- Reverence, rape--and then revenge: popular Hindi cinema's "women's film" / Jyotika Virdi -- In the name of the nation: images of Palestinian and Israeli women fighters / Dorit Naaman
Control code
ocn227201968
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 328 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780889205307
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)227201968
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Killing women : the visual culture of gender and violence, Annette Burfoot and Susan Lord, editors, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
History, memory, and mediations of murder. Mapping scripts and narratives of women who kill their husbands in Canada, 1866-1954: inscribing the everyday / Sylvie Frigon -- Neither forgotten nor fully remembered: tracing an ambivalent public memory on the tenth anniversary of the Montreal Massacre / Sharon Rosenberg -- Missing: on the politics of re/presentation / Zoey Élouard Michele -- Killing the killers: women on death row in the United States / Kathleen O'Shea -- "Dealing with the devil": Karla Homolka and the absence of feminist criticism / Belinda Morrissey. Techniques and technologies of representing violence. Pearls and gore: the spectacle of woman in life and death / Annette Burfoot -- "I am awake in the place where women die": violent death in the art of Abigail Lane and Jenny Holzer / Lisa Coulthard -- Women and murder in the televirtuality film / Jack Boozer -- "I'm in there! I'm one of the women in that picture" / Margot Leigh Butler -- Killing time: the violent imaginary of feminist media / Susan Lord. National trouble: gendered violence. Dario Argento's The bird with the crystal plumage: caging women's rage / Frank Burke -- How positively levitating! Chinese heroines of Kung fu and Wuxia pian / Suzie S.F. Young -- The madwomen in our movies: female psycho-killers in American horror cinema / Steven Jay Schneider -- Reverence, rape--and then revenge: popular Hindi cinema's "women's film" / Jyotika Virdi -- In the name of the nation: images of Palestinian and Israeli women fighters / Dorit Naaman
Control code
ocn227201968
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 328 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780889205307
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)227201968
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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