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What’s Wrong with the (Female) Nude?: A Feminist Perspective on Art and Pornography

A. W. Eaton

in Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609581
eISBN:
9780191746260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609581.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

Insofar as erotic art and in particular the female nude makes male dominance and female subordination and objectification sexy, this chapter argues, it eroticizes the traditional gender hierarchy and ... More


Terracottas in Early Complex Societies: Sumer, Babylonia, Syria, Egypt and Canaan (c. 3000–1150 bc)

P. R. S. Moorey

in Idols of the People: Miniature Images of Clay in the Ancient Near East

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262801
eISBN:
9780191734526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262801.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter provides contrasts in the terracotta imagery of Canaan, Israel and Judah. This is followed by an examination on the emergence of nude female images in early urban societies in Sumer, ... More


The Pregnant Nude and Photographic Representation

Shuqin Cui

in Gendered Bodies: Toward a Women's Visual Art in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840037
eISBN:
9780824868390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840037.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the pregnant nude in Chinese art. First, it examines how Yu Hong's Witness to Growth and Xing Danwen's Born with the Revolution use the pregnant body as a witness to ... More


Erotics of the body politic: the naked and the clothed

Niharika Dinkar

in Empires of Light: Vision, Visibility and Power in Colonial India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526139634
eISBN:
9781526150387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526139641.00012
Subject:
Art, Art History

A discourse on veiling and unveiling was implicated in changing notions of the body in nineteenth century India, prominent amongst which was the place of the female nude. Introduced by European ... More


The (In)visibility of the Female Body in an Art Tradition: A Historical Framework

Shuqin Cui

in Gendered Bodies: Toward a Women's Visual Art in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840037
eISBN:
9780824868390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840037.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the emergence of women artists and the female body in the Chinese art tradition in the twentieth century. It shows that throughout the course of China's search for modernity, ... More


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