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Visual Art and Self-Construction

Mitcheson, Katrina



Critically examining Ricoeur’s narrative account of self-construction, this book makes the case that the narrative model overlooks the variety of processes that can contribute to forming a self and neglects the materiality of these processes. Visual Art and Self-Construction develops an alternative account of a plural and corporeal hermeneutics of the self: exploring how visual art can operate as a critical technology of the self. Art not only exposes practices that contribute to our subjugation, but can also discover, explore and affect bodily processes, enabling experimentation in self-construction.


Mitcheson, K. (2021). Visual Art and Self-Construction. Edinburgh University Press

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date Jun 1, 2021
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
ISBN 9780748693672
Keywords Narrative Self, Ricoeur, Self-Construction, Visual Art, Self Image, Gender, Identity, Performance Art
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