Women Matter / Femmes Matiere : French and Francophone Women and the Material World

Edited by Allison, Maggie; Edited by Long, Imogen

This volume is based on papers given at the biennial Women in French conference held in Leeds in May 2011. Drawing on a range of interconnecting disciplines and forms of cultural production, it explores the relationship between French and Francophone women and the material world. Bringing together researchers from the United Kingdom, France and other Francophone countries, the book reflects the engagement of women researchers with contemporary debates. The first section focuses on the female body, examining dance and the performing arts but also the material objectification suffered by rape victims in France. The next highlights the contradictions of the im/materiality of the body, the act of writing and the text, in terms of dichotomies, permeable identities and fluid boundaries. The third section turns its attention to the practicalities of 'the material' in relation to women's engagement with the economy - the gendering of domestic work, women's discourse, the precariousness of women's employment and the alienating impersonality of consumer spaces. The concluding section considers the relationship of the female body to the material object, whether subverting, co-opting or indeed absorbing it. In the final chapters of the book the tactile and the visual converge in explorations of 'the material' in cinematic representations of the female body.

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  • Contents: Maggie Allison/Imogen Long: Preface - Helene Marquie : Corps et mouvement : matiere a subvertir le genre par la danse - Julia Dobson: Troubling Matters: Mannequins, Murder and Gisele Vienne's 'corps troublants' - Nicole Fayard: Bodies Matter: The Materiality of Rape in Twenty-First-Century France - Renate Guenther: Bodies that Matter: Gender and Generation in the Work of Marguerite Duras - Gabrielle Parker: Writing an Immaterial World: The Case of Ying Chen's Fiction - Imogen Long: Writing the Material World: Le Feminin pluriel by Benoite and Flora Groult - Jan Windebank: Domestic Labour: Maintaining the Material Space of the Home and Gender Identity in France - Sheila Perry: Quand les femmes parlent argent: The Image of Women's Relationship to Money and the Economy in Televised Political Debate - Maggie Allison: Les Dessous de l'economie: Materializing Women's Voices in Mariana Otero's Entre nos mains - Claire Humphrey: Mourning and Loss in Consumer Spaces: L'Annee suivante - Dunlaith Bird: Selling the Skirt: Women's Travel Writing and the Literary Market - Victoria L. Harrison: Fashion Material: Young Women's Defiance, Devotion and Disdain in Occupied Paris - Kamila Bouchemal: The Objects of the Female Body in Malika Mokeddem and Gisele Pineau - Lynsey Russell-Watts: Sexual Material: Catherine Breillat's Bodily Cinema - Jillia Climo: Confounding the Visual - Looking at the Unlookable: An Irigarayan Reading of Catherine Breillat's Anatomie de l'enfer.

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書名 Women Matter / Femmes Matiere : French and Francophone Women and the Material World
著作者等 Long, Imogen
Allison, Maggie
書名別名 French and Francophone Women and the Material World
シリーズ名 Modern French Identities 109
出版元 Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
刊行年月 2013.03.11
ページ数 272p
大きさ H225 x W150
ISBN 9783034307888
ISSN 14229005
言語 英語
出版国 スイス