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by Kaja Silverman


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The Acoustic Mirror combines an extended reflection on sound and voice in cinema with a critical examination of the possibilities and impossibilities of current theoretical approaches as they listen, or not, to questions of sexual.

The Acoustic Mirror combines an extended reflection on sound and voice in cinema with a critical examination of the possibilities and impossibilities of current theoretical approaches as they listen, or not, to questions of sexual difference. Silverman's observations regarding classical Hollywood cinema constantly drive the reader beyond the complacency of a male-centered interpretation of film. Make no mistake about it, her prose is thick, but the rewards of contemplating her thoughts are there for the picking. She extends the thought of Laura Mulvey, and does so by also using the psychoanalytic method.

1988 by Kaja Silverman All rights reserved No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by. .But the scope of my investigation will extend beyond psychoanalysis.

1988 by Kaja Silverman All rights reserved No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. I will endeavor to show that classic cinema has the potential to reactivate the trauma of symbolic castration within the viewer, and that it puts sexual difference in place as a partial defense against that trauma.

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The specific focus is the female voice understood not merely as spoken .

As evocative as it is shrewdly systematic, the pioneering theory of female subjectivity formulated in the final three chapters will have wide impact as a major contribution to feminist theory. The Acoustic Mirror attempts to do for the sound-track what feminist film theory of the past decade has done for the image-track - to locate the points at which it is productive of sexual difference.

The Acoustic Mirror book. The Acoustic Mirror attempts to do for the sound-track what feminist film theory of the past decade has done for the image-track-to locate the points at which it is productive of sexual difference.

The Acoustic Mirror attempts to do for the sound-track what feminist film theory of the past decade has done for the image-track - to locate the points at which it is productive of sexual difference. عاينة هذا الكتاب . ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة. عاينة المستخدمين - deliriumslibrarian - LibraryThing. One of those books that makes you say, "Ah, so that is how the world works.

The Acoustic Mirror attempts to do for the sound-track what feminist film theory of.Theories of Representation and Difference.

The Acoustic Mirror attempts to do for the sound-track what feminist film theory of the past decade has done for the image-track-to locate the points at which it is productive of sexual difference. Indiana University Press.

Feminist Studies 16:151-169 (1990).

... a vitally new understanding that takes us from the terms of the representation of sexual difference to an anatomy of female subjectivity which will be widely influential." ―Stephen Heath

An original work likely to have significant impact on all those with an interest in the vibrant intersection of feminism, film theory, and psychoanalysis... " ―Naomi Schor

... powerfully argued study... impressive... " ―Choice

... important because of its innovative work on Hollywood’s ideologically-charged construction of subjectivity.... what is exciting about The Acoustic Mirror is that it inspires one to reevaluate a number of now classical theoretical texts, and to see films with an eye to how authorship is constructed and subjectivity is generated." ―Literature and Psychology

As evocative as it is shrewdly systematic, the pioneering theory of female subjectivity formulated in the final three chapters will have wide impact as a major contribution to feminist theory." ―SubStance

The Acoustic Mirror attempts to do for the sound-track what feminist film theory of the past decade has done for the image-track―to locate the points at which it is productive of sexual difference. The specific focus is the female voice understood not merely as spoken dialogue, narration, and commentary, but as a fantasmatic projection, and as a metaphor for authorship.


The Acoustic Mirror: The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema (Theories of Representation and Difference) download epub
Humanities
Author: Kaja Silverman
ISBN: 0253204747
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Indiana University Press; Fifth or Later Edition edition (April 22, 1988)
Pages: 272 pages