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Breasted Experience: *: The Look and the Feeling

Iris Marion Young

in On Female Body Experience: “Throwing Like a Girl” and Other Essays

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195161922
eISBN:
9780199786664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161920.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This essay explores some aspects of the cultural construction of breasts in a male-dominated society, seeking a positive women’s voice for breasted experience. It begins with a discussion of the ... More


MORAL VISION

Dominic McIver Lopes

in Sight and Sensibility: Evaluating Pictures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199277346
eISBN:
9780191602641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277346.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Scepticism about the power of pictures to convey moral messages and to improve the quality of moral reflection is unfounded, as is scepticism about links between moral and aesthetic evaluation. ... More


A Male Gaze in Japanese Children's Cartoons, or, Are Naked Female Bodies Always Sexual?

Anne Allison

in Permitted and Prohibited Desires: Mothers, Comics, and Censorship in Japan

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219908
eISBN:
9780520923447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219908.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines sexual motifs in the mass culture of manga (comics) and anime (animation), looking at a form of male gazing targeted at children. The look is fashioned as coming from male ... More


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


Pale Shades and Living Colours: Cather’s Looks

Guy J. Reynolds

in Sensing Willa Cather: The Writer and the Body in Transition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474438254
eISBN:
9781399501873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438254.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter Four is about eyes and looking, sight and vision. The argument centers on the gaze, specifically the male gaze, and how Cather then developed a more ironic and polyscopic narrative, where the ... More


Male Bodies, Male Gazes: Exploring Erôs in the Twelfth Book of the Greek Anthology

Andreas Fountoulakis

in Erôs in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199605507
eISBN:
9780191745928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605507.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores perceptions and representations of erôs in the pederastic epigrams of the Greek Anthology’s twelfth book, which is known as Strato’s Musa Puerilis. In these epigrams youthful ... More


Gender, Power, and the Gamic Gaze: Re-viewing Portal and Bayonetta

Amanda Phillips

in Gamer Trouble: Feminist Confrontations in Digital Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479870103
eISBN:
9781479806522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870103.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter argues that the interpretation of games like Bayonetta, Portal, and Tomb Raider rests on an implementation of the theory of the male gaze that isolates visuality from a greater context ... More


Girls on the Edge: Liminality

Lucille Cairns

in Sapphism on Screen: Lesbian Desire in French and Francophone Cinema

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621651
eISBN:
9780748651108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621651.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter forms a hermeneutic of francophone films in which lesbian desire is a borderline case, situated on the edges of intelligibility. Before turning to Clare Whatling's ‘thrill of the ... More


Exploring the ‘Male Gaze’

Terri Murray

in Studying Feminist Film Theory

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325802
eISBN:
9781800342439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325802.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the three kinds of cinematic ‘look’ that Laura Mulvey associated with the ‘male gaze’. Mulvey's psychoanalytic examination of the pleasures generated by cinema included ... More


) When the Action Heroine Looks

Jeffrey A. Brown

in Dangerous Curves: Action Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737141
eISBN:
9781604737158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737141.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines how action heroines reconfigure the logic of power, privilege, and narrative authority associated with looking in media theory. It shows how most action heroines have assumed an ... More


Masochism and the female gaze

John Yamamoto-Wilson

in The Hurt(ful) Body: Performing and Beholding Pain, 1600-1800

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784995164
eISBN:
9781526128249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995164.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

In this chapter, Yamamoto-Wilson examines the role of the Other’s gaze in early modern masochistic fantasy, starting with reader responses to martyrologies (particularly Foxe), hagiography and bloody ... More


‘A study, in a way, of self-destruction’: The Driver’s Seat and the Impotent Gaze

James Bailey

in Muriel Spark's Early Fiction: Literary Subversion and Experiments with Form

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474475969
eISBN:
9781474495837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474475969.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter extends the preceding chapter’s discussion of The Driver’s Seat to offer a thorough reassessment of its largely one-sided critical reception, as well as its nuanced approach to the ... More


Murasaki: Kaimami through a Woman’s Eyes

Doris G. Bargen

in Mapping Courtship and Kinship in Classical Japan: The Tale of Genji and Its Predecessors

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851545
eISBN:
9780824868123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851545.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter addresses the question of the woman's perspective by examining the ways in which the male gaze affects Genji's beloved wife, Murasaki. No woman depicted in the Genji epitomizes the ... More


Body Issues in Wonder Woman 90–100 (1994–1995): Good Girls, Bad Girls, Macho Men

Joan Ormrod

in The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496808714
eISBN:
9781496808752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808714.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Joan Ormrod begins the section with “Body Issues in Wonder Woman 90-100 (1994-1995): Good Girls, Bad Girls, Macho Men.” In an era that saw the emergence of violent, silicone-breasted, wasp-waisted ... More


Female Saviors in Adolescent Film Adaptations

Meghann Meeusen

in Children's Books on the Big Screen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496828644
eISBN:
9781496828699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828644.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter three identifies a key ideological ramification of polarized binaries, suggesting that a widened divide between concepts of male and female consistently shifts depictions of female characters ... More


‘Blond chef, grande conqueste’: Feminist Theories of the Gaze, the blason anatomique, and Louise Labé's Sonnet 6

Ann Rosalind Jones

in Distant Voices Still Heard: Contemporary Readings of French Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237853
eISBN:
9781846312977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237853.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The woman's body is an object of admiration in the love poem known as blason, a literary genre which has occupied a central place in recent Renaissance studies through the work of Nancy Vickers. This ... More


) If Looks Could Kill: Power, Revenge, and Stripper Movies

Jeffrey A. Brown

in Dangerous Curves: Action Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737141
eISBN:
9781604737158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737141.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines striptease as a symbolic act of gender, revenge, and power negotiation by focusing on such traditionally derided film genres as erotic thrillers, straight-to-video action, and ... More


“A Blind Man’s Homecoming”: Masculinity, Disability, and Male Caregiving in First World War Britain

Jessica Meyer

in Phallacies: Historical Intersections of Disability and Masculinity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190458997
eISBN:
9780190459024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458997.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter draws upon the personal narratives of noncommissioned rankers serving with the British Royal Army Medical Corps during World War I to explore how these men responded to encounters with ... More


The Body as Apparatus: Doris Wishman’s Double Agent 73

Elena Gorfinkel

in ReFocus: The Films of Doris Wishman

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474482349
eISBN:
9781399501606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482349.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter considers Wishman’s Chesty Morgan films, Deadly Weapons and Double Agent 73, in relation to feminist psychoanalytic theory by analyzing how the female body acts as both a prop and a ... More


Feminism

Elsie Walker

in Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199896301
eISBN:
9780190217433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199896301.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This part draws upon Laura Mulvey’s “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema,” with regard to the patriarchal bias of mainstream film. The visual emphases of Mulvey’s work are redirected towards film ... More


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