“”Skin Shows” is the Gothic book that many of us have been waiting for, and it is every bit as smart as we had hoped it would be. Halberstam’s notion of. Skin Shows has ratings and 12 reviews. In this examination of the monster as cultural object, Judith Halberstam offers a rereading of the monstrous t. Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters. Judith Halberstam. Durham: Duke University Press, Pp. ix + Through a.
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Description In this examination of the monster as cultural object, Judith Halberstam offers a rereading of the monstrous that revises our view of the Gothic. Login to add to list.
Sarah rated it really liked it Jul 24, With haalberstam conditions View at http: I especially liked how she extended the Gothic not to the overtly gothically-inspired materials of the twentieth-century, instead moving onto to both high and low horror films. Want to Read Currently Reading Jduith.
To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes. We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. These online bookshops told us they have this item: Explore the Home Gift Guide. Halberstam’s connections between depictions of race, gender and sexuality are wonderfully done – they are useful for anyone trying to make similar connections in whatever genre they’ve chosen for their project.
Posthuman Gender in Jonathan Demmes. Providing a strikingly original account of the Gothic, she proposes through her work a cultural history of fear and prejudice and, thus, paves the way for a new scholarly enterprise. As a result, her readings of familiar texts are radically new.
She resists familiar psychoanalytic critiques and cautions against any interpretive attempt to reduce the affective sohws of the monstrous to a single factor. Please try again later. So far, Halberstam’s analyses are extremely rich with possibility; and I like how she posits the monster as a sort of figure of deconstruction by defining monster-ness by its multiplicity of semiotic interpretations.
So I’m still working on this one and skipping around to different chapters. Invoking Foucault, Halberstam describes the history of monsters in terms of its shifting relation to the body and its representations.
In this way, she shows how these depictions of monsters are more revealing about the societies that produced them than about the psychic troubles of individual characters. English fiction Gothic novels. View all 3 comments. halbdrstam
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You must obtain permission directly from the owner of the image. One of the finest pieces of scholarship I’ve ever read. Lists What are lists? Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters on your Kindle in under a minute. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Instructions for requesting an electronic text on behalf of a student with disabilities are available here.
Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters
You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item. Start reading Skin Shows: Open to the public Teri rated it liked it Aug 01, So far a great history of the gothic starting with Mary Shelly and 19th c literature. Queers and Chain Saws. Notes Description based upon print version of record. Queensland University of Technology. Title of the journal article or book chapter and title of journal or title of judlth 3.
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Haggerty, University of California, Riverside. Skip to content Skip to search. She resists familiar psychoanalytic critiques and jduith against any interpretive attempt to reduce the affective power of the monstrous to a single factor. Other Form Print version Halberstam, Judith. Sign up for Subject Matters email updates to receive discounts, new book announcements, and more.
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