Feminist Subjectivities in Fiber Art and Craft: Shadows of Affect, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Feminist Subjectivities in Fiber Art and Craft

Shadows of Affect, 1st Edition

By John Corso Esquivel


170 pages | 17 Color Illus. | 49 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780815374282
pub: 2019-07-10
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This book interprets the fiber art and craft-inspired sculpture by eight US and Latin American women artists whose works incite embodied affective experience. Grounded in the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, John Corso Esquivel posits craft as a material act of intuition. The book provocatively asserts that fiber art—long disparaged in the wake of the high–low dichotomy of late Modernism—is, in fact, well-positioned to lead art at the vanguard of affect theory and twenty-first-century feminist subjectivities.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Stranger Twins; 2. On Craft and Repetition; 3. Down to the Wire; 4. Subjectivities Before Subjects; 5. Matrixial Shadows; Index

About the Author

John Corso Esquivel is an associate professor at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He has served terms as the Doris and Paul Travis endowed chair in art history at Oakland and the Critical Studies and Humanities Fellow at Cranbrook Academy of Art, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Gender and Art

Routledge Research in Gender and Art is a new series in art history and visual studies, focusing on gender, sexuality, and feminism. Proposals for monographs and edited collections on this topic are welcomed.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / History / General
ART / American / General
ART / History / Contemporary (1945-)
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies