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ERIC Number: EJ815617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1545-4517
Taste, Disgust, and Feminist Aesthetics
Keathley, Elizabeth
Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, v5 n1 p1-13 Jan 2006
The fourth volume in the Routledge series "Understanding Feminist Philosophy," Carolyn Korsmeyer's "Gender and Aesthetics: An Introduction," aims to provide undergraduate philosophy students with some grounding in feminist aesthetics. The initial chapters provide a clear, although not unproblematical, summary of the ways gender is implicated in aesthetic theories of Western philosophy, how these implications bear on women's artistic education and practice, and feminist critiques of Western aesthetics. The final chapters theorize beyond traditional aesthetics to contextualize the challenging art of the 20th and 21st centuries, especially certain types of feminist visual and performance art. In this article, the author critiques how Korsmeyer addresses the issues of taste and feminist aesthetics in her article. (Contains 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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