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Film spectatorship between queer theory and feminism: transcultural readings

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This article presents an emergent stance in critical literature on visual culture education. A study focused on queer and feminist spectatorship, it considers intersections among critical pedagogy, art education, film, feminist studies, queer studies and transculturalism. Through the lenses of postcolonialism, feminism and queer theory, it pursues an understanding of how a shift from traditional models of spectatorship to feminist and queer spectatorship might affect teaching and learning in visual culture education. It constitutes a dialogue between two scholars concerned with spectatorship as a pedagogical device and includes a critical discussion of Pedro Almodúvar and Trinh T. Minh-ha's films because they expose the subject as a crucial element for understanding spectatorship and subjectivity in visual culture education.

Keywords: art education; feminism; queer theory; spectatorship; visual culture

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: University of Brasilia. 2: University of British Columbia.

Publication date: 2005-09-01

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  • The International Journal of Education through Art is an English language journal that promotes relationships between art and education. The term 'art education' should be taken to include art, craft and design education. Each issue, published three times a year within a single volume, consists of peer-reviewed articles mainly in the form of research reports and critical essays, but may also include exhibition reviews and image-text features.

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