Bitches, bimbos, and ballbreakers

the Guerrilla Girls' illustrated guide to female stereotypes

Author: Guerrilla Girls (Group of artists)

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 95

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A witty, outrageous look at the diverse female stereotypes through the ages explores the origins, history, and significance of such stereotypes as Old Maid, Trophy Wife, and Prostitute with a Heart of Gold for women of all ages, discussing sexual slurs, the evolution of butches and femmes, and the lives of real and fictional women who have become stereotypes. Original.
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Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics

Author: Lynne E. Ford

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110324

Category: United States

Page: 657

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Presents a comprehensive reference to the role of women in American politics and government, including biographies, related topics, organizations, primary documents, and significant court cases.
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Death of the Artist

Art World Dissidents and Their Alternative Identities

Author: Nicola McCartney

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1786734729

Category: Art

Page: 312

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There exists a series of contemporary artists who continually defy the traditional role of the artist/author, including Art & Language, Guerrilla Girls, Bob and Roberta Smith, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and Lucky PDF. In Death of the Artist, Nicola McCartney explores their work and uses previously unpublished interviews to provoke a vital and nuanced discussion about contemporary artistic authorship. How do emerging artists navigate intellectual property or work collectively and share the recognition? How might a pseudonym aid 'artivism'? Most strikingly, she demonstrates how an alternative identity can challenge the art market and is symptomatic of greater cultural and political rebellion. As such, this book exposes the art world's financially incentivised infrastructures, but also examines how they might be reshaped from within. In an age of cuts to arts funding and forced self-promotion, this offers an important analysis of the pressing need for the artistic community to construct new ways to reinvent itself and incite fresh responses to its work.
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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

Author: Joan M. Marter

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195335791

Category: Art

Page: 2608

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Where is American art in the new millennium? At the heart of all cultural developments is diversity. Access through recent technology engenders interaction with artists from around the world. The visual arts in the United States are bold and pulsating with new ideas.
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New Queer Cinema

The Director’s Cut

Author: B. Ruby Rich

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822399695

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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B. Ruby Rich designated a brand new genre, the New Queer Cinema (NQC), in her groundbreaking article in the Village Voice in 1992. This movement in film and video was intensely political and aesthetically innovative, made possible by the debut of the camcorder, and driven initially by outrage over the unchecked spread of AIDS. The genre has grown to include an entire generation of queer artists, filmmakers, and activists. As a critic, curator, journalist, and scholar, Rich has been inextricably linked to the New Queer Cinema from its inception. This volume presents her new thoughts on the topic, as well as bringing together the best of her writing on the NQC. She follows this cinematic movement from its origins in the mid-1980s all the way to the present in essays and articles directed at a range of audiences, from readers of academic journals to popular glossies and weekly newspapers. She presents her insights into such NQC pioneers as Derek Jarman and Isaac Julien and investigates such celebrated films as Go Fish, Brokeback Mountain, Itty Bitty Titty Committee, and Milk. In addition to exploring less-known films and international cinemas (including Latin American and French films and videos), she documents the more recent incarnations of the NQC on screen, on the web, and in art galleries.
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The Shaping of Western Civilization

From Antiquity to the Present

Author: Michael Burger

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442694092

Category: History

Page: 512

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Michael Burger's goal in this inexpensive overview is to provide a brief, historical narrative of Western civilization. Not only does its length and price separate this text from the competition, but its no-frills, uncluttered format and well-written, one-authored approach make it a valuable asset for every history student. The Shaping of Western Civilization begins with the ancient Near East and ends with globalization. Unlike other textbooks that pile on dates and facts, Shaping is a more coherent and interpretive presentation. Burger's skills as writer and synthesizer will enable students to obtain the background required to ask meaningful questions of primary sources. In addition to suggestions for further reading, this overview includes over 50 images and 22 maps.
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The Shaping of Western Civilization, Volume II

From the Reformation to the Present

Author: Michael Burger

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442607610

Category: History

Page: 272

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Michael Burger's goal in this inexpensive overview is to provide a brief, historical narrative of Western civilization. Not only does its length and price separate this text from the competition, but its no-frills, uncluttered format and well-written, one-authored approach make it a valuable asset for every history student. The Shaping of Western Civilization: From the Reformation to the Present begins with the Reformation and ends with globalization. Unlike other textbooks that pile on dates and facts, Shaping is a more coherent and interpretive presentation. Burger's skills as writer and synthesizer will enable students to obtain the background required to ask meaningful questions of primary sources. In addition to suggestions for further reading, this overview includes over 20 images and 11 maps.
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The women's movement today

an encyclopedia of third-wave feminism

Author: Leslie Heywood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313331343

Category: Social Science

Page: 423

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Introduces the third wave of feminism's key issues, members, visions, writings, and more - with essay entries on subjects from abortion to 'zines. The scope of the more than 200 encyclopedia entries is multidisciplinary and multicultural, inclusive of diverse gender orientations and sexualities, with a focus primarily on the movement in the US.
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