“”Skin Shows” is the Gothic book that many of us have been waiting for, and it is every bit as smart as we had hoped it would be. Halberstam’s notion of. Skin Shows has ratings and 12 reviews. In this examination of the monster as cultural object, Judith Halberstam offers a rereading of the monstrous t. Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters. Judith Halberstam. Durham: Duke University Press, Pp. ix + Through a.
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This is one of the few truly academic texts that I would recommend to laypeople.
Lists What are lists? The nineteenth-century monster is shown, for example, as configuring otherness as an amalgam of race, class, gender, and sexuality. So far, Halberstam’s analyses are extremely rich with possibility; and I like how she posits the monster as a sort of figure of deconstruction by defining monster-ness by its multiplicity of semiotic interpretations.
The limited focus on explaining the affect triggered by specific characters can make it difficult to apply her ideas to other Gothic texts, especially those that do not have such defined monsters. The University of Sydney. State Shoes of NSW. His Female Masculinity book discusses a common by-product of gender binarism, termed “the bathroom problem” with outlining the dangerous and awkward dilemma jjdith a perceived gender deviant’s justification of presence in a gender-policed zone, such as a public bathroom, and the identity implications of “passing” therein.
Greg rated it it was ok Nov 01, The results are dazzling. He is a gender and queer theorist and author. Jack Halberstam’s writing enters accessibly into complex academic discourse, and is a pure pleasure to read.
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Other editions – View all Skin shows: Excessive interpretability, Halberstam argues, whether in film, literature, or in the culture at large, is the actual hallmark of monstrosity. Start reading Skin Shows: Oct 19, Steve Wiggins rated it really liked it. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Adrienne rated it really liked it Apr 28, Edith Cowan University Library. Set up a giveaway. Don’t have a Kindle?
By revisiting Gothic texts under an affective lens, she hhalberstam that siin monsters that so frighten audiences channel nascent fears of sexual and cultural otherness.
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Halberstamm 2 locations in Queensland: Hyde and The Picture of Dorian Gray reflect an anxiety about the immoral outsider hidden within what appears to be an upstanding British citizen, leading to paranoia and displaying the constant struggles to know who belongs within Victorian society.
Invoking Foucault, Halberstam describes the history of monsters in terms of its shifting relation to the body and its representations. Page numbers if excerpting, provide specifics For coursepacks, please also note: Judith HalberstamJack Halberstam.
Not available for loan, ; AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. In this examination of the monster as cultural object, Judith Halberstam offers a rereading of the monstrous that revises our view of the Gothic.
Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters
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Jan 17, Alison rated it really liked it. Skin Shows provides an insight into the components of the experience produced by Gothic fiction that highlights the social effects that are both reflected and perpetuated through Gothic tropes, inspiring affective reactions of horror and paranoia through the symbol of the monstrous Other.
Drina rated it really liked juditb Feb 01, H-Net Reviews calls Skin Shows an “intelligent, well-informed, and provocative piece of writing” and writes that its “greatest strength The University of Queensland. Halberstam’s argumentation of the Gothic is based in an intersectional framework that challenges the readers of this book to avoid universalizing readings of Gothic halbsrstam from any period.
Explore the Home Gift Guide. Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters on your Kindle in under a minute. Write a customer review. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. You must obtain permission directly from the owner of the image. Trivia About Skin Shows: Moving from the nineteenth century and the works of Shelley, Stevenson, Stoker, and Wilde to contemporary horror film exemplified by such movies as Silence of the LambsTexas Chainsaw Massacreand CandymanSkin Shows understands the Gothic as a versatile technology, a means of producing monsters that is constantly being rewritten by historically and culturally conditioned fears generated by a shared sense of otherness and difference.
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