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The Resource Signs of Cleopatra : history, politics, representation, Mary Hamer

Signs of Cleopatra : history, politics, representation, Mary Hamer

Label
Signs of Cleopatra : history, politics, representation
Title
Signs of Cleopatra
Title remainder
history, politics, representation
Statement of responsibility
Mary Hamer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "For two thousand years images of Cleopatra have been distorted by the fantasies of European imagination and cultures. Our view of Cleopatra is structured not by the existence of the real woman but by the historical and cultural influences governing the various readings of her life. Each influence bears the traces of specific struggles for power and meaning. Mary Hamer recovers those traces. Cleopatra is often associated with desire but she also represents a woman's power to act for her own fulfilment. "Signs of Cleopatra" is a set of Cleopatra puzzles, using the Bakhtinian argument that a contest of meanings based around a figure allow issues of the widest importance to be organized and earthed through it. Taking particular images of Cleopatra from history, classics, literary studies and art history the author explores the differences between these images, concentrating on the specific social and historical formations which inform each reading and questioning the processes of representation itself."--Amazon.com
  • "For two thousand years images of Cleopatra have been distorted by the fantasies of European imagination and cultures. Our view of Cleopatra is structured not by the existence of the real woman but by the historical and cultural influences governing the various readings of her life. Each influence bears the traces of specific struggles for power and meaning. Mary Hamer recovers those traces. Cleopatra is often associated with desire but she also represents a woman's power to act for her own fulfilment. "Signs of Cleopatra" is a set of Cleopatra puzzles, using the Bakhtinian argument that a contest of meanings based around a figure allow issues of the widest importance to be organized and earthed through it. Taking particular images of Cleopatra from history, classics, literary studies and art history the author explores the differences between these images, concentrating on the specific social and historical formations which inform each reading and questioning the processes of representation itself."--from amazon.com
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamer, Mary
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Gender, culture, difference
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cleopatra
  • Cleopatra
  • Queens in literature
  • Women
  • Arts
Label
Signs of Cleopatra : history, politics, representation, Mary Hamer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [152]-160) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Spaced out: Cleopatra and the citizen-king
  • 5.
  • A body for Cleopatra
  • Gender, Culture, Difference: general editor's preface
  • 1.
  • Looking like a queen
  • 2.
  • Cleopatra: housewife
  • 3.
  • Newton and Cleopatra
  • 4.
Control code
26131075
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 164 pages
Isbn
9780415048729
Lccn
92010396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1506422
Label
Signs of Cleopatra : history, politics, representation, Mary Hamer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [152]-160) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Spaced out: Cleopatra and the citizen-king
  • 5.
  • A body for Cleopatra
  • Gender, Culture, Difference: general editor's preface
  • 1.
  • Looking like a queen
  • 2.
  • Cleopatra: housewife
  • 3.
  • Newton and Cleopatra
  • 4.
Control code
26131075
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 164 pages
Isbn
9780415048729
Lccn
92010396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1506422

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