Women, Culture & Politics by Angela Y. Davis

By Angela Y. Davis

A suite of her speeches and writings which handle the political and social alterations of the previous decade as they're inquisitive about the fight for racial, sexual, and financial equality.

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In its own way, it accounts for lost space. ”64 Although Doane means here to explicate how voice-off (which in her terminology refers to a potentially embodied “offscreen” voice rather than a disembodied voice-over) affects the construction of narrative space, a number of her statements open onto other possibilities. At every turn in this passage, Doane’s vocabulary suggests that the voice-off introduces a non-visualizable construction of space, one that “exceeds” the diegetic space provided by the image and that in fact reconstitutes a “lost” dimension, space itself, heterogeneous to the image to which it offers a lively and constructing contradiction.

15 Importantly, too, Baudry’s “discovery” of the transcendental subject already dissociates spectatorship from the body and betrays an assumption that in spectatorship and subjectivity, the body must be left behind: “ . . the eye which moves is no longer fettered by a body, by the laws of matter and time . . 19 Does it “interfere” with the mirroring relationship that enables the subject to transcend the body? Can it be a “mirror” too, even if not a reproduction that traffics in images? 20 Sounds, he reminds, are representations, reflecting ideological choices that serve to center a transcendental “hearing” subject.

The ideological lesson of Baudry’s “eye-subject,” constituted through a relationship to cinema’s replication of a centering Renaissance perspective that constantly “lays out the space of an ideal vision . . 15 Importantly, too, Baudry’s “discovery” of the transcendental subject already dissociates spectatorship from the body and betrays an assumption that in spectatorship and subjectivity, the body must be left behind: “ . . the eye which moves is no longer fettered by a body, by the laws of matter and time .

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