Includes bibliographical references and index.
Foreword / Arthur C. Danto -- Introduction: Aesthetics and Its Traditions / Peggy Zeglin Brand and Carolyn Korsmeyer -- I. Gender and Eighteenth-Century Aesthetic Theory: New Readings of Traditional Theories of Taste, Beauty, and Sublimity -- 1. Beautiful and Sublime: "Gender Totemism" in the Constitution of Art / Paul Mattick, Jr. -- 2. Gendered Concepts and Hume's Standard of Taste / Carolyn Korsmeyer. -- 3. Intensity and Its Audiences: Toward a Feminist Perspective on the Kantian Sublime / Timothy Gould. -- 4. Stages on Kant's Way: Aesthetics, Morality, and the Gendered Sublime / Christine Battersby -- II. Aesthetic Responses: Subjective Differences and the Challenge to Traditional Theories of Appreciation -- 5. Oppressive Texts, Resisting Readers, and the Gendered Spectator: The "New" Aesthetics / Mary Devereaux. -- 6. The Oppositional Gaze: Black Female Spectators / bell hooks. -- 7. A History of Music / Renee Lorraine -- III. Feminist Art and the Refusal of Aesthetic Value -- 8. "Who Is Speaking?" Of Nation, Community, and First-Person Interviews / Trinh T. Minh-ha. -- 9. Interweaving Feminist Frameworks / Elizabeth Ann Dobie. -- 10. Monologues from "Four Intruders Plus Alarm Systems" and "Safe" / Adrian Piper. -- 11. Revising the Aesthetic-Nonaesthetic Distinction: The Aesthetic Value of Activist Art / Peggy Zeglin Brand -- IV. Feminism and the Interpretation of Artworks -- 12. Has Her(oine's) Time Now Come? / Anita Silvers. -- 13. Feminist Art History and De Facto Significance / Susan L. Feagin. -- 14. Leonardo da Vinci and Creative Female Nature / Mary D. Garrard. -- 15. Mothers and Daughters: Ancient and Modern Myths / Ellen Handler Spitz. -- 16. The Image of Women in Film: A Defense of a Paradigm / Noel Carroll -- V. Feminism and Aesthetics: Directions for the Future -- 17. Analytic Aesthetics and Feminist Aesthetics: Neither/Nor? / Joanne B. Waugh. -- 18. Reconciling Analytic and Feminist Philosophy and Aesthetics / Joseph Margolis. -- 19. Why Feminism Doesn't Need an Aesthetic (And Why It Can't Ignore Aesthetics) / Rita Felski. -- 20. The Role of Feminist Aesthetics in Feminist Theory / Hilde Hein.
This anthology connects recent debates in feminist theory to debates in traditional philosophical aesthetics. Among the topics covered are: gender totemism; the oppositional gaze in terms of the black female spectator; the interweaving of feminist frameworks; and the image of women in film. -- Publisher