Filed under book | Tags: · cyberfeminism, cyberspace, cyborg, feminism, gender, sexuality, sociology, technology, technoscience, women
“This timely and engaging book argues that technoscientific advances are radically transforming the woman-machine relationship. However, it is feminist politics rather than the technologies themselves that make the difference. TechnoFeminism fuses the visionary insights of cyberfeminism with a materialist analysis of the sexual politics of technology.”
Publisher Polity Press, 2004
ISBN 9780745630441, 0745630448
Reviews: Martha McCaughey (American Journal of Sociology, 2006), Rosalind Gill (Science as Culture, 2005), Sarah M. Brown (NWSA Journal, 2007), Eva Patricia Gil (UOC Papers, 2007, Spanish), Isabel Clúa (n.d., Spanish).
See also Wajcman’s Feminism Confronts Technology, 1991.Comment (0)
Katalin Cseh-Varga, Adam Czirak (eds.): Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere: Event-based Art in Late Socialist Europe (2018)
Filed under book | Tags: · art history, censorship, communism, east-central europe, eastern europe, event, happening, mail art, nudity, performance, performance art, protest, public sphere, sexuality, socialism, southeastern europe, theatre, underground
“This is the first interdisciplinary analysis of performance art in East, Central and Southeast Europe under socialist rule. By investigating the specifics of event-based art forms in these regions, each chapter explores the particular, critical roles that this work assumed under censorial circumstances.
The artistic networks of Yugoslavia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, East Germany and Czechoslovakia are discussed with a particular focus on the discourses that shaped artistic practice at the time, drawing on the methods of Performance Studies and Media Studies as well as more familiar reference points from art history and area studies.”
Publisher Routledge, New York & London, 2018
ISBN 9781138723276, 1138723274
Interview with editors (ARTMargins, 2014)Comment (0)
Filed under book | Tags: · feminism, gender, pornography, prostitution, rape, sex, sexuality
“With humor, rage, and confessional detail, Virginie Despentes—in her own words “more King Kong than Kate Moss”—delivers a highly charged account of women’s lives today. She explodes common attitudes about sex and gender, and shows how modern beauty myths are ripe for rebelling against. Using her own experiences of rape, prostitution, and working in the porn industry as a jumping-off point, she makes the bold, stinging point that when it comes to sex today, everyone’s getting screwed.”
First published in French as King Kong théorie, Grasset, 2006.
Translated by Stéphanie Benson
Publisher The Feminist Press, City University of New York, New York, 2010
ISBN 9781558616578, 1558616578
Review: Rebecca Seal (The Guardian, 2009).Comment (0)