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Routledge Research in Gender and Art


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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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Food, Feminism, and Women’s Art in 1970s Southern California

Food, Feminism, and Women’s Art in 1970s Southern California

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Emily Elizabeth Goodman
June 06, 2022

This book explores how women artists continued to engage with kitchen culture and food practices in their work as women’s art moved from the margins to the mainstream. In particular, this book examines the use of food in the art practices of six women artists and collectives working in Southern ...

Sexually Explicit Art, Feminist Theory, and Gender in the 1970s

Sexually Explicit Art, Feminist Theory, and Gender in the 1970s

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Christian Liclair
April 14, 2022

Structured around sexual desire as the central analytical category, this monograph systematically approaches a heterogeneous array of artworks to purposefully examine the entanglements of art, feminist theory, gender, and sexuality. This book considers the potential of sexually explicit art to ...

Nell Walden, Der Sturm, and the Collaborative Cultures of Modern Art

Nell Walden, Der Sturm, and the Collaborative Cultures of Modern Art

1st Edition

By Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe
December 31, 2021

Based on hitherto overlooked archival material, this book reveals Nell Walden’s significant impact on the Sturm organisation through a feminist reading of supportive labour that highlights the centrality of collaborative work within the modern art world. This book introduces Walden as an ardent ...

On the Nude Looking Anew at the Naked Body in Art

On the Nude: Looking Anew at the Naked Body in Art

1st Edition

Edited By Nicholas Chare, Ersy Contogouris
December 17, 2021

This book provides a timely reappraisal of one of the most enduring subjects in the history of art – the naked body. Beginning with reflections on what denuding entails and means, the volume then shifts to a consideration of body politics in the context of Black political empowerment, disability, ...

French Women Orientalist Artists, 1861–1956 Cross-Cultural Contacts and Depictions of Difference

French Women Orientalist Artists, 1861–1956: Cross-Cultural Contacts and Depictions of Difference

1st Edition

By Mary Kelly
July 27, 2021

This book is the first full-length study dedicated to French women Orientalist artists. Mary Kelly has gathered primary documentation relating to seventy-two women artists whose works of art can be placed in the canon of French Orientalism between 1861 and 1956. Bringing these artists together ...

Iconic Works of Art by Feminists and Gender Activists Mistress-Pieces

Iconic Works of Art by Feminists and Gender Activists: Mistress-Pieces

1st Edition

Edited By Brenda Schmahmann
July 23, 2021

In this book, contributors identify and explore a range of iconic works – "Mistress-Pieces" – that have been made by feminists and gender activists since the 1970s. The first volume for which the defining of iconic feminist art is the raison d’être, its contributors interpret a "Mistress-Piece...

Transnational Perspectives on Feminism and Art, 1960-1985

Transnational Perspectives on Feminism and Art, 1960-1985

1st Edition

Edited By Jen Kennedy, Trista E. Mallory, Angelique Szymanek
April 29, 2021

Transnational Perspecives on Feminism and Art, 1960–1985 is a collection of essential essays that bring transnational feminist praxis into conversation with histories of feminist art in the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s. The artistic practices and processes examined within these pages all centre ...

Modern Women Artists in the Nordic Countries, 1900–1960

Modern Women Artists in the Nordic Countries, 1900–1960

1st Edition

Edited By Kerry Greaves
April 06, 2021

This transnational volume examines innovative women artists who were from, or worked in, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sápmi, and Sweden from the emergence of modernism until the feminist movement took shape in the 1960s. The book addresses the culturally specific conditions that ...

Feminist Visual Activism and the Body

Feminist Visual Activism and the Body

1st Edition

Edited By Basia Sliwinska
December 31, 2020

This book examines contemporary feminist visual activism(s) through the lens of embodiment(s). The contributors explore how the arts articulate and engage with the current sense of crisis and political concerns (e.g. equality, decolonisation, social justice, democracy, precarity, vulnerability), ...

Emma Hamilton and Late Eighteenth-Century European Art Agency, Performance, and Representation

Emma Hamilton and Late Eighteenth-Century European Art: Agency, Performance, and Representation

1st Edition

By Ersy Contogouris
June 30, 2020

This book offers a renewed look at Emma Hamilton, the eighteenth-century celebrity who was depicted by many major artists, including Angelica Kauffman, George Romney, and Élisabeth Vigée-Le Brun. Adopting an art historical and feminist lens, Ersy Contogouris analyzes works of art in which Hamilton ...

Female Body Image in Contemporary Art Dieting, Eating Disorders, Self-Harm, and Fatness

Female Body Image in Contemporary Art: Dieting, Eating Disorders, Self-Harm, and Fatness

1st Edition

By Emily L. Newman
June 30, 2020

Numerous contemporary artists, particularly female artists, have chosen to examine the idealization of the female body. In this crucial book, Emily L. Newman focuses on a number of key themes including obesity, anorexia, bulimia, dieting, self-harm, and female body image. Many artists utilize their...

Artist-Parents in Contemporary Art Gender, Identity, and Domesticity

Artist-Parents in Contemporary Art: Gender, Identity, and Domesticity

1st Edition

By Barbara Kutis
June 04, 2020

This book examines the increasing intersections of art and parenting from the late 1990s to the early 2010s, when constructions of masculine and feminine identities, as well as the structure of the family, underwent radical change. Barbara Kutis asserts that the championing of the simultaneous ...

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