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Title On the politics of ugliness / Sara Rodrigues, Ela Przybylo, editors.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]

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Subject Marginality, Social.
Ugliness -- Social aspects.
Ugliness -- Political aspects.
Alt Name Rodrigues, Sara,
Przybylo, Ela, 1985-
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 433 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : on the politics of ugliness / Ela Przybylo and Sara Rodrigues -- Ugliness / Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmyer -- Listening to the ugliness of hetero-erotic miscommunication in Bruno Dumont's Twentynine Palms / Yetta Howard -- "Put on all your make-up and cry it off in public" : the function of ugliness in femme grieving practices / Andi Schwartz -- I want to kill myself / Vivek Shraya -- The lesson of the cockroach : towards an ethics of ugliness / Esther Hutfless and Elisabeth Schafer -- (Un)mapping the city beautiful : Orlanda Florida's "ugly" settler colonial legacy / Stephanie K. Wheeler -- New body project(s) : "excess" skin in the context of massive weight loss / Yasmina Katsulis -- The indiscreet charms of spatial ugliness : an enquiry into a (post)colonial city / Sayandeb Chowdhury -- Stigma stains : the somaesthetics of institutional abjection / Natasha Lushetich -- Agatha's breasts on a plate : "ugliness" as resistance and queerness / Bernadette Wegenstein -- Imagining ugliness : failed femininities, shame, and disgust written onto the "other" body / Breanne Fahs -- Ugliness as colonial violence : mediations of murdered and missing indigenous women / Katherine Morton -- Writing ugly / Melody Ellis -- Butler's monsters : the grotesque and the black communal body in Octavia Butler's Dawn / Jalondra A. Davis -- On the limitations of the rhetoric of beauty : embracing ugliness in contemporary fat visual representations / Stefanie Snider -- The ugly, the uninvited, and the unseen in the work of Sia and Emma Sulkowicz / Karina Eileraas Karakus -- Teaching while ugly : a story of racial pulchritude, privilege, and pedagogy / Michael Johnson, Jr. -- The ugly gaze / Shannon Bell.
Intro; Contents; Editors and Contributors; List of Figures; 1: Introduction: On the Politics of Ugliness; Visual Injustice: Relationality and the Spatio-Temporalities of Ugliness; Materialities and Representations of Ugliness; Desiring Ugliness: Ugliness as Generative Power; Situating Ugliness, Politics, and Interdisciplinarity; Bibliography; 2: Ugliness; Definitions; The Exile; The Return of the Repressed; Ugly, Formless, Abject; Bibliography; Part I: Desire, Relationality, Erotics; 3: Listening to the Ugliness of Hetero-Erotic Miscommunication in Bruno Dumont's Twentynine Palms
Speak, but Say NothingCrowded Emptiness, Deafening Silence; Sexual Violence and Auditory Agency; Bibliography; 4: "Put on All Your Make-Up and Cry It Off in Public:" The Function of Ugliness in Femme Grieving Practices; Introduction; Femmes, Ugliness, and Failure; Ugly Femmes and Ugly Feelings; Ugly Feelings and Queer Politics; Femme Grieving Practices; Bibliography; 5: I Want to Kill Myself; Photography by Zachary Ayotte; Vivek Shraya in Conversation with Ela Przybylo and Sara Rodrigues; 6: The Lesson of the Cockroach: Towards an Ethics of Ugliness; Introduction
Encountering the Cockroach: Reading Lispector's The Passion According to G.H. Lessons of Ugliness: Helene Cixous' Reading of Clarice Lispector; Lessons of Becoming: Rosi Braidotti's Reading of Clarice Lispector; Conclusion: A Lesson on Dwelling at the Heart of Matter; Bibliography; Part II: The Spatio-Temporalities of Ugliness; 7: (Un)Mapping the City Beautiful: Orlando Florida's "Ugly" Settler Colonial Legacy; Settler Colonialism: Then; Settler Colonialism and the Ugly Laws; Mapping the City Beautiful; Dissimulations; Biopower; Conclusion; Bibliography
8: New Body Project(s): "Excess" Skin in the Context of Massive Weight LossIntroduction; The Body Project as a Key Feature of the Before/After Narrative; The Disruptive Potential of the Incomplete Body Project; Methodology; Body Projects, Fat Stigma and the "War on Obesity"; Fat as Spectacle and Catalyst for Change: The "Before" Photo; The Moral Economy of Redemption; Dangerous Disruptions: In Between "Before" and "After"; Skin is the New Fat: The "Before" Photo, Take Two; Concealing the Skin You're In; Defining the Journey; No Longer Fat, Just Normal: Achieving the "After" Photo
Summary Of FindingsDiscussion; Bibliography; 9: The Indiscreet Charms of Spatial Ugliness: An Enquiry into a (Post)colonial City; Introduction; Spatial Ugliness and the Photographic Form; Photography and the City in the West; Photography and a Colonial City; Towards a De-aesthetics of Space in the Post-colony; Conclusion; Bibliography; 10: Stigma Stains: The Somaesthetics of Institutional Abjection; Being Spatial; Being Aural; Being Watched; Bibliography; Part III: Materialities and Representations; 11: Agatha's Breasts on a Plate: "Ugliness" as Resistance and Queerness
Note Agatha's Breast Sacrifice as Feminist Resistance
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 17, 2018).
ISBN 9783319767833 (electronic book)
3319767836 (electronic book)
OCLC # 1051141431
Additional Format Print version: On the politics of ugliness. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] 9783319767826 (DLC) 2018935188 (OCoLC)1040003405

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