Women, the arts and globalization

Eccentric experience

Edited by Marsha Meskimmon and Dorothy Price

Women, the arts and globalization

Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-8875-9
  • Pages: 288
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £90.00
  • Published Date: March 2013
  • BIC Category: The arts / History of art / art & design styles, Art History, History of art, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies, ART / Criticism & Theory, ART / History / General, Society & social sciences / Gender studies, gender groups
  • Series: Rethinking Art's Histories


Women, the arts and globalization: Eccentric experience is the first anthology to bring transnational feminist theory and criticism together with women's art practices to discuss the connections between aesthetics, gender and identity in a global world. The essays in Women, the Arts and Globalization demonstrate that women in the arts are rarely positioned at the centre of the art market, and the movement of women globally (as travelers or migrants, empowered artists/scholars or exiled practitioners), rarely corresponds with the dominant models of global exchange. Rather, contemporary women's art practices provide a fascinating instance of women's eccentric experiences of the myriad effects of globalization. Bringing scholarly essays on gender, art and globalization together with interviews and autobiographical accounts of personal experiences, the diversity of the book is relevant to artists, art historians, feminist theorists and humanities scholars interested in the impact of globalization on culture in the broadest sense.


Editorial introduction: Ec/centric affinities: Locations, aesthetics, experiences - Marsha Meskimmon and Dorothy Rowe 1. Gendering the multitude: feminist politics, globalisation and art history - Angela Dimitrakaki 2. Women, art, migration and diaspora: The turn to art in the social sciences and the 'new' sociology of art? - Maggie O'Neill 3. Finding a different way home - Misha Myers in conversation with Tracey Warr 4. On foreign discomfort: Magdalena makeup live art event - Lena Simic 5. 'How we live today .' - Florence Ayisi in dialogue with Mo White 6. Here, there and in-between: South African women and the diasporic condition - Marion Arnold 7. Image-making with Jeanne Duval in mind: Photoworks by Maud Sulter, 1989-2002 - Deborah Cherry 8. Alison Lapper Pregnant: Embodied geographies, post-imperial identities and public sculpture in London's Trafalgar Square - Rosemary Betterton 9. Diasporic unwrappings - Lubaina Himid in conversation with Jane Beckett 10. A Burd's eye view: Paula Rego's Abortion series - Michele Waugh 11. Testing the limits: Oreet Ashery in conversation with Dorothy Rowe Index


Marsha Meskimmon is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History and Theory at Loughborough University|Dorothy C. Rowe is Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Bristol

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