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Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance

Uri McMillan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479802111
eISBN:
9781479865451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479802111.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In Embodied Avatars, Uri McMillan zeroes in on a counterintuitive claim: by performing objecthood—or transforming themselves into art objects —black women preserved their subjectivity. Tracing a ... More


Plastic Possibilities: Adrian Piper’s Adamant Self-Alienation

Uri McMillan

in Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479802111
eISBN:
9781479865451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479802111.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on conceptual artist Adrian Piper’s dense explorations of objecthood and her bold experiments with disorientation, self-estrangement, and becoming a confrontational art object. ... More


Introduction: Against Positive Images

Phillip Brian Harper

in Abstractionist Aesthetics: Artistic Form and Social Critique in African American Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479865437
eISBN:
9781479808878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479865437.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The introduction lays out the problem to be addressed and summarizes the argument to be made in the rest of the book, taking as its point of reference a 2011 controversy over a proposed public ... More


Productive Estrangement: Racial-Sexual Continuums in Asian American as Southern Literature

Leslie Bow

in Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791325
eISBN:
9780814739129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791325.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter situates the Asian outsider as a figure of productive alienation and imperfect correspondence, one who questions the ways in which lines of affiliation and connection become drawn and ... More


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