The picture of abjection: film, fetish and the nature of difference

Chanter, Tina (2008) The picture of abjection: film, fetish and the nature of difference. Bloomington, U.S. : Indiana University Press. 377p. ISBN 9780253349170

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The Picture of Abjection is an analysis of independent, contemporary, international film. Appropriating Kristeva's analysis of abjection, which she developed in the context of psychoanalytic theory to designate that which a subject rejects as a site of impurity, the book takes up the abject in order to illuminate various intersections of discrimination. The focus is on how race, gender, class, sexuality, ethnicity and nationality intersect with one another in ways that involve abjection. The argument is informed by a variety of disciplines, including film theory, psychoanalysis, philosophy and gender theory. The aim of the book is to enhance understanding of how film can both engage in and ameliorate the ways forms of discrimination play off one another

Item Type: Book
Physical Location: This book is held in stock at Kingston University Library
Uncontrolled Keywords: Film, feminist theory, discrimination, race, gender, class, nationality, theory, philosophy, psychoanalysis, politics
Research Area: Communication, cultural and media studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (until 2017) > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Tina Chanter
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2013 08:00
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2013 11:55

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