When the Moon Waxes Red: Representation, Gender, and Cultural Politics
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||$34.95 used (73% off) $1165.88 new Amazon page|
|Call number||PN1995.T66 1991|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Cultural Frameworks of Nursing Practice: Exposing an Exclusionary Healthcare Culture.Jeanine Blackford - 2003 - Nursing Inquiry 10 (4):236-244.
Agency and Alliance in Public Discourses About Sexualities.Janet R. Jakobsen - 1995 - Hypatia 10 (1):133 - 154.
Similar books and articles
Spatial Turns: Space, Place, and Mobility in German Literary and Visual Culture.Jaimey Fisher & Barbara Caroline Mennel (eds.) - 2010 - Rodopi.
Situating the Subject in Film Theory: Meaning and Spectatorship in Cinema.Veijo Hietala - 1990 - Distributor, Akateeminen Kirjakauppa.
Shows About Nothing: Nihilism in Popular Culture From the Exorcist to Seinfeld.Thomas S. Hibbs - 1999 - Spence.
Looks and Frictions: Essays in Cultural Studies and Film Theory.Paul Willemen - 1994 - British Film Institute.
The Poetics of Cinema.Richard Taylor & Boris Mikhaĭlovich Ėĭkhenbaum (eds.) - 1982 - Rpt Publications in Association with Dept. Of Literature, University of Essex.
Gendered Memories: Transgressions in German and Israeli Film and Theatre.Vera Apfelthaler & Julia Köhne (eds.) - 2007 - Turia + Kant.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads1 ( #875,493 of 2,163,616 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #348,040 of 2,163,616 )
How can I increase my downloads?