Beyond the Frame

Women of Color and Visual Representation

by Neferti X. M. Tadiar,

Beyond the Frame explores the importance of visual images in the identities and material conditions of women of color as they relate to social power, oppression, and resistance. The goal of the collection is to rethink the category of visual theory through women of color. It also explores the political and social ramifications of visual imagery for women of color, and the political consciousness that can emerge alongside a critical understanding of the impact of visual imagery. The book begins with a general exploration of what it means to develop a women of color criticism (rather than an analysis of women of color), and goes on to look specifically at topics such as 90s fashion advertisements, the politics of cosmetic surgery, and female fans of East LA rock bands.
  • Palgrave Macmillan; September 2005
  • ISBN 9781403982612
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  • Title: Beyond the Frame
  • Author: Neferti X. M. Tadiar (ed.); Angela Davis (ed.)
  • Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan

In The Press

"Very rich in new and perceptive information...there is an urgent need for this book in the various fields it touches." - Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano, Stanford University

About The Author

Angela Davis and Neferti Tadiar are professors in the History of Consciousness Program, University of California at Santa Cruz.