Betterton, Rosemary (2006) Promising monsters : pregnant bodies, artistic subjectivity, and maternal imagination. Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, 21 (1). pp. 80-100. ISSN 1527-2001Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||06 May 2010 10:32|
|Last Modified:||04 Nov 2015 01:45|
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