Sexually Explicit Art, Feminist Theory, and Gender in the 1970s (Routledge Research in Gender and Art) (Hardcover)

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Sexually Explicit Art, Feminist Theory, and Gender in the 1970s (Routledge Research in Gender and Art) (Hardcover)

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Structured around sexual desire as the central analytical category, this monograph systematically approaches a heterogeneous array of artworks to purposefully examine the entanglements of art, feminist theory, gender, and sexuality.

This book considers the potential of sexually explicit art to challenge a socially constructed conception of sexuality as well as gender, and explores the sexually explicit as a means to (re-)claim agency for marginalized subjectivities and to emancipate desire from within the patriarchal and heteronormative system. In distinct case studies, the author focuses on works by four US-American artists - Robert Mapplethorpe, Joan Semmel, Betty Tompkins, and Tee A. Corinne - and situates them in relation to contemporaneous debates associated with the insurgent Sexual Liberation Movements of the 1970s.

The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, visual culture, and gender and sexuality studies.

Product Details ISBN: 9781032122571
ISBN-10: 1032122579
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 31st, 2022
Pages: 178
Language: English
Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Art