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Promising monsters : pregnant bodies, artistic subjectivity, and maternal imagination.

Betterton, Rosemary (2006) Promising monsters : pregnant bodies, artistic subjectivity, and maternal imagination. Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, 21 (1). pp. 80-100. ISSN 0887-5367

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Abstract

This paper engages with theories of the monstrous maternal in feminist philosophy to explore how examples of visual art practice by Susan Hiller, Marc Quinn, Alison Lapper, Tracey Emin, and Cindy Sherman disrupt maternal ideals in visual culture through differently imagined body schema. By examining instances of the pregnant body represented in relation to maternal subjectivity, disability, abortion, and "prosthetic" pregnancy, it asks whether the "monstrous" can offer different kinds of figurations of the maternal that acknowledge the agency and potential power of the pregnant subject.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 33203
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 06 May 2010 10:32
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:23
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/33203

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