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In the Fold between Power and Desire

Women Artists’ Narratives

Author(s): Maria Tamboukou

Book Description

This book explores entanglements of power relations and forces of desire in life narratives and visual images. The analysis draws on paintings and archival auto/biographical writings of six fin-de-siècle women artists, who are brought together as narrative personae in a genealogical exploration of the constitution of the female self in art. The author offers an innovative theoretical approach to narrative research by bringing together feminist theories with Foucauldian and DeleuzoGuattarian analytics. The book will be of particular interest for researchers and graduate students in the fields of feminist, narrative and visual studies.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-2148-3
ISBN-10: 1-4438-2148-9
Date of Publication: 01/07/2010
Pages / Size: 210 / A5
Price: £39.99


Dr Maria Tamboukou is Reader in Sociology and Co-Director of the Centre of Narrative Research, at the University of East London, UK. Her research interests and publications are in auto/biographical narratives, feminist theories and Foucauldian analytics. Publications include the monographs Women, Education, the Self: A Foucauldian Perspective (2003), Nomadic Narratives: Gwen John’s Letters and Paintings (2010), as well as three co-edited collections: Dangerous Encounters: Genealogy and Ethnography (2003) Doing Narrative Research (2008) and Beyond Narrative Coherence (2010).