When the Moon Waxes Red: Representation, Gender, and Cultural Politics
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
In this collection of her provocative essays on Third World art and culture, award-winning filmmaker and theorist Trinh Minh-ha offers new challenges to Western regimes of knowledge. Bringing to her subjects an acute sense of the many meanings of the marginal, Trinh examines Asian and African texts, the theories of Barthes, questions of spectatorship, the enigmas of art, and the perils of anthropology. In one essay, taking off from ideas raised earlier by Zora Neale Hurston, Trinh considers with astonishment the search by Western "experts" for the hidden values of a person or culture, a process of legitimized voyeurism that, she argues, ultimately equates psychological conflicts with depth , while inner experience is reduced to mere personal feeling. When the Moon Waxes Red is an extended argument against reductive analyses, even those that appear politically adroit. Feminist struggle is heterogeneous. The multiply-hyphenated peoples of color are not simply placed in a duality between two cultural heritages; throughout, Trinh describes the predicament of having to live "a difference that has no name and too many names already." She argues for multicultural revision of knowledge so that a new politics can transform reality rather than merely ideologize it. By rewriting the always emerging, already distorted place of struggle, such work seeks to "beat the master at his own game.".
|Keywords||Motion pictures Philosophy Feminism and motion pictures|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$13.96 used (89% off) $204.90 new Amazon page|
|Call number||PN1995.T66 1991|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Jeanine Blackford (2003). Cultural Frameworks of Nursing Practice: Exposing an Exclusionary Healthcare Culture. Nursing Inquiry 10 (4):236-244.
Similar books and articles
Jaimey Fisher & Barbara Caroline Mennel (eds.) (2010). Spatial Turns: Space, Place, and Mobility in German Literary and Visual Culture. Rodopi.
Veijo Hietala (1990). Situating the Subject in Film Theory: Meaning and Spectatorship in Cinema. Distributor, Akateeminen Kirjakauppa.
Thomas S. Hibbs (1999). Shows About Nothing: Nihilism in Popular Culture From the Exorcist to Seinfeld. Spence Pub..
Mary C. Gentile (1985). Film Feminisms: Theory and Practice. Greenwood Press.
Paul Willemen (1994). Looks and Frictions: Essays in Cultural Studies and Film Theory. British Film Institute.
Richard Taylor & Boris Mikhaĭlovich Ėĭkhenbaum (eds.) (1982). The Poetics of Cinema. Rpt Publications in Association with Dept. Of Literature, University of Essex.
Vera Apfelthaler & Julia Köhne (eds.) (2007). Gendered Memories: Transgressions in German and Israeli Film and Theatre. Turia + Kant.
Noël Carroll (2008). The Philosophy of Motion Pictures. Blackwell Pub..
John David Rhodes & Elena Gorfinkel (eds.) (2011). Taking Place: Location and the Moving Image. University of Minnesota Press.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?