Beyond the Public Sphere
Film and the Feminist Imaginary
NORTHWESTERN UNIV PR 2021
|Media Type:||Book, E-Book|
|Physical Description:||240; Hardback, 8 black & white images, Evanston; 152 x 229|
|Collection:||PDA Print VUB|
In Beyond the Public Sphere: Film and the Feminist Imaginary, the renowned philosopher and critical theorist María Pía Lara challenges the notion that the bourgeois public sphere is the most important informal institution between social and political actors and the state. Drawing on a wide range of films-including The Milk of Sorrow, Ixcanul, Wadja, The Stone of Patience, Marnie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Talk to Her-Lara dissects cinematic images of women's struggles and their oppression. She builds on this analysis, developing a concept of the feminist social imaginary as a broader and more complex space that provides a way of thinking through the possibilities for emancipatory social transformation in response to forms of domination perpetuated by patriarchal capitalism.
|Table of Contents:||Acknowledgments Introduction: The New Topography of Space 1. The Feminist Imaginary Through the Cinematic Imagination 2. Three Models of Imagination: As Faculty, as Context, and as Imaginal 3. A Genealogy of the Concept/Image of Rape: A Critical Reconstruction of the Patriarchal Social Imaginary 4. Anachronisms and Representations as Tools for a Critical Feminist Social Imaginary 5. The Lost Promise of Feminist Agency in Modern Political Theories Conclusion: The New Road to Visibilities: Overcoming Secrets, Invisibility, and Exclusion Notes Bibliography Index|