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The essays in Killing Women: The Visual Culture of Gender and Violence find important connections in the ways that women are portrayed in relation to violence, whether they are murder victims or killers. The book’s extensive cultural contexts acknowledge and engage with contemporary theories and practices of identity politics and debates about the ethics and politics of representation itself. Does representation produce or reproduce the conditions of violence? Is representation itself a form of violence? This book adds significant new dimensions to the characterization of gender and violence by discussing nationalism and war, feminist media, and the depiction of violence throughout society.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xxii
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  1. SECTION 1: HISTORY, MEMORY, AND MEDIATIONS OF MURDER
  2. p. 1
  1. 1. Mapping Scripts and Narratives of Women Who Kill Their Husbands in Canada, 1866-1954: Inscribing the Everyday
  2. pp. 3-20
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  1. 2. Neither Forgotten nor Fully Remembered: Tracing an Ambivalent Public Memory on the Tenth Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre
  2. pp. 21-45
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  1. 3. Missing: On the Politics of Re/Presentation
  2. pp. 47-66
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  1. 4. Killing the Killers: Women on Death Row in the United States
  2. pp. 67-82
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  1. 5. "Dealing with the Devil": Karla Homolka and the Absence of Feminist Criticism
  2. pp. 83-104
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  1. SECTION 2: TECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGIES OF REPRESENTING VIOLENCE
  2. p. 105
  1. 6. Pearls and Gore: The Spectacle of Woman in Life and Death
  2. pp. 107-121
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  1. 7. "I Am Awake in the Place Where Women Die": Violent Death in the Art of Abigail Lane and Jenny Holzer
  2. pp. 123-137
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  1. 8. Women and Murder in the Televirtuality Film
  2. pp. 139-154
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  1. 9. "I'm in There! I'm One of the Women in That Picture"
  2. pp. 155-176
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  1. 10. Killing Time: The Violent Imaginary of Feminist Media
  2. pp. 177-194
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  1. SECTION 3: NATIONAL TROUBLE: GENDERED VIOLENCE
  2. p. 195
  1. 11. Dario Argento's The Bird with the Crystal Plumage: Caging Women's Rage
  2. pp. 197-217
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  1. 12. How Positively Levitating! Chinese Heroines of Kung Fu and Wuxia Pian
  2. pp. 219-235
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  1. 13. The Madwomen in Our Movies: Female Psycho-Killers in American Horror Cinema
  2. pp. 237-250
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  1. 14. Reverence, Rape-and then Revenge: Popular Hindi Cinema's "Women's Film"
  2. pp. 251-272
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  1. 15. In the Name of the Nation: Images of Palestinian and Israeli Women Fighters
  2. pp. 273-292
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  1. Sources
  2. pp. 293-315
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  1. Biographical Notes
  2. pp. 317-320
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 321-328
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780889205307
Related ISBN
9780889204973
MARC Record
OCLC
227201968
Pages
354
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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