The World Wars Through the Female Gaze

The World Wars Through the Female Gaze

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In The World Wars Through the Female Gaze, Jean Gallagher maps one portion of the historicized, gendered territory of what Nancy K. Miller calls the qgaze in representation.q Expanding the notion of the gaze in critical discourse, Gallagher situates a number of visual acts within specific historic contexts to reconstruct the wartime female subject. She looks at both the female observer's physical act of seeing - and the refusal to see - for example, a battlefield, a wounded soldier, a torture victim, a national flag, a fashion model, a bombed city, or a wartime hallucination. Interdisciplinary in focus, this book brings together visual (twenty-two illustrations) and literary texts, qhighq and qpopularq expressive forms, and well-known and lesser-known figures and texts.Mizejewski claims that it is the questioning of the reliability of the visible, particularly in the realm of ethnic difference, that acts to destabilize fascist boundaries of identity: aquot;The complication and frustration of the Reicha#39;s aim for visible, natural difference recurs in its aim for ethnic purity. ... all are American), there are several references to the witnessing of physical atrocities perpetrated by the Nazi regime, anbsp;...

Title:The World Wars Through the Female Gaze
Author:Jean Gallagher
Publisher:SIU Press - 1999-12-01


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