: The Threshold of the Visible World (): Kaja Silverman: Books. The Threshold of the Visible World advances a revolutionary new political aesthetic–Kaja Silverman explores the possibilities for looking beyond the restrictive. Kaja Silverman. Routledge: London and New York, March ISBN 0 (Hbk) 0 (Pbk). The Threshold of the Visible World by Kaja.

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Essays on Philosophy and Race. I can’t believe that feminism just breaks off at the point where we get to join the Marines. Ultimately, her investment lies in revising but also in re-authorizing the foundationalist pro- ject of classic psychoanalysis, whch proposes to discover to ex- cavate and isolate the psychic imperatives and processes from which human reality most fundamentally ensues.

Related Disciplines Social Sciences: There is at least one notable exception, however, in the essay on Exotica, when hooks considers the privileged traveler, Francis: Acceptable This book is bent due to improper storage.

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Interestingly enough, even as both books stress the necessity for more experimental work on the subjects of gen- der, race, sexuality, and class, neither author seems, really, at a loss for alternative texts and avant-garde artists to address.

Want to Read saving…. Bringing Bodies Back In: Whde Silver- man posits a spectator all too accustomed-all too passively re- sponsive-to the normalizing forms of cinematic address, hooks’s spectator belongs to silvfrman groups normally excluded from Holly- wood’s representational systems or relegated to devalued posi- tions wih them.

What prevails in Pulp Fiction and Kids, hooks contends, is a “cool cynicism” that reflects the interests and sensibilities of a cultural elite, whle Hoop Dreams’ os- tensibly gritty look at the exploitation of African American ath- letes surreptitiously reinscribes a tired bourgeois threehold of success- through-individual-eff ort.

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From ths perspective, it is not simply a matter of making better or “different” images but of also investigating the ways in whch images can be made critically re- sponsive to the material conditions of their circulation.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Susan Cook rated it really liked it Dec 20, The title of this book is taken from Lacan’s essay on the mirror stage. Tracking the Missing Link. Darlene Pike rated it really liked it Jan 01, Shohat and Stam’s schol- arship models one sort of critical intervention responsive to the questionsI have posed.

Ella Shohat and Robert Stam’s work on global film culture em- phasizes both the dominance of Hollywood in the world market and the multiple lines of resistance to its cultural hegemony. Goodreads helps you owrld track of books you want to read. Cary Nelson and Lawrence Grossberg Urbana: Yet an image which carries an emancipatory charge for, let us say, a kajz, Black, female spectator in the met- ropolitan United States may decode very differently to her coun- terpart in Sub-Saharan Africa, even though both are ostensibly re- sponding to the same identificatory hail.

To ask other readers questions about The Threshold of the Visible Worldplease sign up. I would add now that this poten- tially debilitating overemphasis on the workings of the specular imagination seems increasingly endemic to the critical discourse on race, where race relations and the complexities of racial em- bodiment often reduce to thgeshold recycled meditation on the “self” and its determining, specular “others.

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Aylin Onacak rated it it was amazing Jun 28, Gamze Uzunyayla rated it really liked it Nov 27, Duke University Press, New Buy with confidence. May have page creases, creased spine, bent cover or markings inside. The “independent,” “experimental,” or art house film exists today because new, more flexible modes of accumulation have rendered niche marketing viable-so that it remains possible to produce and distribute a specialized visual product to a sharply delimited con- sumer public.


Be the first to ask a question about The Threshold of the Visible World. Thus, both hooks and Silverman seem to posit a viewer who identifies only in relation to the social cate- gories of gendered, racial, class, or sexual identity set forth by the image. This form of intervention brackets any investigation of the broader institutional context silerman which oppositional cinema be- comes possible.

Rather, my point is that such oppositional visual culture, where it occurs, does not ensue from any supposed relation of exteriority to the circuits of capitalist production, distribution, and consumption.

Susan Lanzoni – – Science in Context 25 3: O by Feminist Studies, Inc. Cultural Produc- tion and the Transnational Imaginary, ed. Veronica Vasterling – – In Jens de Vleminck ed. The Ego and the Flesh: In sex she can be indifferent-in control. It is this letting sklverman that makes it possible for her to be re- deemed.

History of Western Philosophy. Such a silveeman is manifest above all in the way both authors finally attribute the creation of progressive alternatives to the intervention of a visionary subject-to the artist, or filmmaker, who breaches the conventions of the mainstream and teaches us to see differently. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Yet the assumption remains that the protagonist models va- rious forms of psychic passage for visibls spectator, who is especially induced to follow when the impetus toward transformation, the sense of loss or lack whch sets the protagonist in motion, answers to something within the spectator’s own affective experience.