Possibilities for Subverting the Dominant Visual Regime

  • Rachel Bailey Jones
Part of the Explorations of Educational Purpose book series (EXEP, volume 18)


Chapter 8 addresses the postcolonial work of representation that is created by artists, transnational feminist organizations, and grassroots media outlets. While much popular media still create representations that display traces of colonial stereotypes and assumptions, there are individuals and groups who are actively trying to challenge the mainstream media’s colonial education. These forces are subverting the patriarchal representations of women that remain entrenched from colonialism through a complicating binaries and cultural distinctions. The chapter introduces transnational feminist artists who create work in a variety of media that actively critique the history of imbalances in global power and the regulation of women’s roles within and across cultures. Many artists appropriate traditionally feminine materials and subject matter and use these in a way that subverts the assumed meaning.


Feminist Artist Muslim Woman Visual Code Guatemala City Feminine Role 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nazareth CollegeRochesterUSA

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