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The Resource When the moon waxes red : representation, gender and cultural politics, Trinh T. Minh-ha

When the moon waxes red : representation, gender and cultural politics, Trinh T. Minh-ha

Label
When the moon waxes red : representation, gender and cultural politics
Title
When the moon waxes red
Title remainder
representation, gender and cultural politics
Statement of responsibility
Trinh T. Minh-ha
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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'." -- Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trinh, T. Minh-Ha
Dewey number
791.43/01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1995
LC item number
.T66 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Feminism and motion pictures
Label
When the moon waxes red : representation, gender and cultural politics, Trinh T. Minh-ha
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
No master territories. 1. Cotton and iron --- 2. The totalizing quest of meaning --- 3. Mechanical eye, electronic ear, and the lure of authenticity --- 4. Outside in inside out --- She, of the interval. 5. All-owning spectatorship --- 6. A minute too long --- 7. L'innécriture: un writing/inmost writing --- 8. Questions of images and politics ---- The third scenario: no light no shade. 9. Bold omissions and minute depictations --- 2. Aminata Sow fall and the beggars' gift --- 11. The world as foreign land --- 12. Holes in the sound wall --- 13. The plural void: Barthes and Asia --- 14. The other censorship
Control code
23733580
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 251 pages, 1 unnumbered page of plates
Isbn
9780415904315
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
91014059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1459727
Label
When the moon waxes red : representation, gender and cultural politics, Trinh T. Minh-ha
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
No master territories. 1. Cotton and iron --- 2. The totalizing quest of meaning --- 3. Mechanical eye, electronic ear, and the lure of authenticity --- 4. Outside in inside out --- She, of the interval. 5. All-owning spectatorship --- 6. A minute too long --- 7. L'innécriture: un writing/inmost writing --- 8. Questions of images and politics ---- The third scenario: no light no shade. 9. Bold omissions and minute depictations --- 2. Aminata Sow fall and the beggars' gift --- 11. The world as foreign land --- 12. Holes in the sound wall --- 13. The plural void: Barthes and Asia --- 14. The other censorship
Control code
23733580
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 251 pages, 1 unnumbered page of plates
Isbn
9780415904315
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
91014059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1459727

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