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The Resource Lesbian rule : cultural criticism and the value of desire, Amy Villarejo, (electronic book)

Lesbian rule : cultural criticism and the value of desire, Amy Villarejo, (electronic book)

Label
Lesbian rule : cultural criticism and the value of desire
Title
Lesbian rule
Title remainder
cultural criticism and the value of desire
Statement of responsibility
Amy Villarejo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With hair slicked back and shirt collar framing her young patrician face, Katherine Hepburn's image in the 1935 film Sylvia Scarlett was seen by many as a lesbian representation. Yet, Amy Villarejo argues, there is no final ground upon which to explain why that image of Hepburn signifies lesbian or why such a cross-dressing Hollywood fantasy edges into collective consciousness as a lesbian narrative. Investigating what allows viewers to perceive an image or narrative as "lesbian," Villarejo presents a theoretical exploration of lesbian visibility. Focusing on images of lesbians in film, she analyzes what these representations contain and their limits. She combines Marxist theories of value with poststructuralist insights to argue that lesbian visibility operates simultaneously as an achievement and a ruse, a possibility for building a new visual politics and away of rendering static and contained what lesbian might mean. Integrating cinema studies, queer and feminist theory, and cultural studies, Villarejo illuminates the contexts within which the lesbian is rendered visible. Toward that end, she analyzes key portrayals of lesbians in public culture, particularly in documentary film. She considers a range of films - from documentaries about Cuba and lesbian pulp fiction to Exile Shanghai and The Brandon Teena Story - and, in doing so, brings to light a nuanced economy of value and desire
Member of
Cataloging source
NcD
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Villarejo, Amy.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ75.5
LC item number
.V55 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Next wave
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  • Lesbianism
  • Lesbians
  • Lesbian feminist theory
  • Marxist criticism
  • Culture
  • Queer theory
Label
Lesbian rule : cultural criticism and the value of desire, Amy Villarejo, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-230) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Lesbian Rule -- 2. Droits de Regards/Right of Inspection: For Agnes and Inez Albright -- 3. Archiving the Diaspora: A Lesbian Impression -- 4. Absolut Queer: Cuba and its Spectators -- 5. Forbidden Love: Pulp as Lesbian History -- Conclusion: Straight to Video
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 235 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780822331551
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Lesbian rule : cultural criticism and the value of desire, Amy Villarejo, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-230) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Lesbian Rule -- 2. Droits de Regards/Right of Inspection: For Agnes and Inez Albright -- 3. Archiving the Diaspora: A Lesbian Impression -- 4. Absolut Queer: Cuba and its Spectators -- 5. Forbidden Love: Pulp as Lesbian History -- Conclusion: Straight to Video
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 235 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780822331551
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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