Global Cinema

Prismatic Media, Transnational Circuits

Feminism in a Globalized Present

Authors: Lynes, K.

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What are the political and aesthetic dimensions of video art, documentary, and global cinema in contemporary image culture? Lynes makes visible how sites of political struggle, exploitation, and armed conflict can be interpreted through a feminist politics of location, attentive to the frictions and flows within transnational circuits of exchange.

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Krista Geneviève Lynes is Canada Research Chair in Feminist Media Studies and Assistant Professor of Communication at Concordia University, Canada.

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"Krista Lynes' Prismatic Media, Transnational Circuits unties the vexed knots joining experimental visual media and situated political struggles, including controversial feminist strategies for making women potent as subjects in local and trans-local worlds. Her knowledge of diverse practices and materials in specific historical ecologies across zones of sharp conflict is impressive. She makes keen theoretical arguments expressed with passion, clarity and power. Lynes examines how heterogeneous visual media produce the fraught visibility of women in law, culture, and politics. She shows how global audiences get constructed and operationalized through visual imaging at local sites of political struggle, especially where the abuse, exploitation, and agency of women are in play and at stake. The complexity and urgency of Lynes' subject compel the reader. In short, this is a vivid, innovative, and important book." - Donna Haraway, Distinguished Professor Emerita, History of Consciousness Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

"The exposure of the mechanisms of power in dominant visual culture is executed in an exuberant and non-linear way and from a transnational perspective through an extensive use of optical metaphors such as 'prismatic', 'refraction', and 'diffraction'. Lynes skillfully and confidently compounds semiotics and structuralism to feminism and complicates the binary visibility/invisibility by shedding more light on the emergence of complex vision in contemporary moving-image media and the existing different modes of representation in conflict zones." - Suzana Milevska, visual culture theorist and curator, Skopje, Macedonia


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Prismatic Media, Transnational Circuits

    Lynes, Krista Geneviève

    Pages 1-28

  • Refracted Visions: “Ethnic Cleansing” and the De-mythologization of Gender

    Lynes, Krista Geneviève

    Pages 29-69

  • Visual Currencies: Documenting India’s Red Light Districts

    Lynes, Krista Geneviève

    Pages 71-98

  • Discontinuous States: Palestinian and Israeli Border Imaginaries

    Lynes, Krista Geneviève

    Pages 99-138

  • Diffracted Mediations: The Framing of Gender in the “War on Terror”

    Lynes, Krista Geneviève

    Pages 139-170

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prismatic Media, Transnational Circuits
Book Subtitle
Feminism in a Globalized Present
Authors
Series Title
Global Cinema
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-11155-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137111555
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-33754-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34104-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 233
Topics