Beyond the Frame: women of color and visual representations

TitleBeyond the Frame: women of color and visual representations
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsDavis AY, Tadiar NXM
Number of Pages245
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
CityNew York
ISBN Number9781403965332
Call NumberHQ1421 .B49 2005 (Green Library)
Keywordsadvertising, class, feminism, gender, history, identity, oppression, popular culture, race, resistance, sexuality, visual imagery, women of color

Beyond the Frame explores the importance of visual images in the identities and material conditions of women of color as they relate to social power, oppression, and resistance. The goal of the collection is to rethink the category of visual theory through women of color. It also explores the political and social ramifications of visual imagery for women of color, and the political consciousness that can emerge alongside a critical understanding of the impact of visual imagery. The book begins with a general exploration of what it means to develop a women of color criticism (rather than an analysis of women of color), and goes on to look specifically at topics such as 90s fashion advertisements, the politics of cosmetic surgery, and female fans of East LA rock bands.