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Feminism and Tradition in Aesthetics

Edited by Peggy Z. Brand, and Carolyn Korsmeyer

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504 pages
6" × 9"
23 b&w illustrations
1995

Feminism and Tradition in Aesthetics

Edited by Peggy Z. Brand, and Carolyn Korsmeyer

This anthology connects recent debates in feminist theory to debates in traditional philosophical aesthetics. Among the topics covered are: gender totemism; the oppositional gaze in terms of the black female spectator; the interweaving of feminist frameworks; and the image of women in film.

 

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This anthology connects recent debates in feminist theory to debates in traditional philosophical aesthetics. Among the topics covered are: gender totemism; the oppositional gaze in terms of the black female spectator; the interweaving of feminist frameworks; and the image of women in film.

Peg Brand Weiser is Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona and Associate Professor Emerita of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. She is the editor of Beauty Matters and Beauty Unlimited and served as the first chair of the Feminist Caucus Committee of the American Society for Aesthetics.

Carolyn Korsmeyer is Research Professor of Philosophy at the University at Buffalo and a former president of the American Society for Aesthetics. Her books include Making Sense of Taste: Food and Philosophy; Gender and Aesthetics: An IntroductionSavoring Disgust: The Foul and the Fair in Aesthetics; and Things: In Touch with the Past. She is a former president of the American Society for Aesthetics. 

Contents

Foreword by Arthur C. Danto

Introduction: Aesthetics and Its Traditions/Peggy Zeglin Brand and Carolyn Korsmeyer

Part I

1. Beautiful and Sublime: "Gender Totemism" in the Constitution of Art/Paul Mattick, Jr.

2. Gendered Concepts and Hume's Standard of Taste/Carolyn Korsmeyer

3. Intensity and Its Audiences: Toward a Feminist Perspective on the Kantian Sublime/Timothy Gould

4. Stages on Kant's Way: Aesthetics, Morality, and the Gendered Sublime/Christine Battersby

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Part II

5. Oppressive Texts, Resisting Readers, and the Gendered Spectator: The "New" Aesthetics/Mary Devereaux

6. The Oppositional Gaze: Black Female Spectators/bell hooks

7. A History of Music/Renée Lorraine

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Part III

8. "Who is Speaking?" Of Nation, Community, and First-Person Interviews/Trinh T. Minh-ha

9. Interweaving Feminist Frameworks/Elizabeth Ann Dobie

10. Monologues from "Four Intruders Plus Alarm Systems" and "Safe"/Adrian Piper

11. Revising the Aesthetic-Nonaesthetic Distinction: The Aesthetic Value of Activist Art/Peggy Zeglin Brand

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Part IV

12. Has Her(oine's) Time Now Come?/Anita Silvers

13. Feminist Art History and De Facto Significance/Susan L. Feagin

14. Leonardo da Vinci and Creative Female Nature/Mary D. Garrard

15. Mothers and Daughters: Ancient and Modern Myths/Ellen Handler Spitz

16. The Image of Women in Film: A Defense of a Paradigm/Noel Carroll

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Part V

17. Analytic Aesthetics and Feminist Aesthetics: Neither/Nor?/Joanne B. Waugh

18. Reconciling Analytic and Feminist Philosophy and Aesthetics/Joseph Margolis

19. Why Feminism Doesn't Need an Aesthetic (And Why It Can't Ignore Aesthetics)/Rita Felski

20. The Role of Feminist Aesthetics in Feminist Theory/Hilde Hein

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Contributors

Index

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