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Critical Condition: Women on the Edge of Violence

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While Aileen Wuornos, the alleged "female serial killer" who insists she killed in self-defense, sits on death row, Hollywood filmmakers appropriate her story. Meanwhile, in our perverse justice system the sexual assaults and murders of forty-five women in San Diego are discounted by police and given file code name NHI, No Humans Involved, because the victims are perceived as marginal: sex workers, informants, homeless or working class women. The women in Critical Condition challenge abuse and invisbility with powerful literary and visual art. They put a spin on issues of women and violence by focusing on women who fight back, sometimes killing their abusers; women who control their own sexualities and challenge conventional ideas of sex; women who assert images of themselves in a cultural landscape where none appear; women who reframe personal histories that were meant to shame them into oblivion. Critical Condition includes Carla Kirkwood's autobiographical performance monologue about a girl, sexually abused by the men in her family, who becomes a feminist activist in the '70s, and an artist in the '90s. In impassioned poetry, Wanda Coleman takes a look of the embattled lives of African-Americans, particularly in Los Angeles. Sapphire's searing poems about race and self-realization expose the fallacy of the nuclear family and vicious cycle of domestic violence. The Theory Girls' performance script, "If You Were like the Heroine in a Country and Western Song", is both detailed expose and black comedy framing the relationship between Aileen Wuornos and Arlene Pralle (the born-again Christian who became enamored of Wuornos after her conviction) within the context of Hollywood'sfascination for women with guns. Here, too, are panel discussions, taken from a conference at The Lab and San Francisco Camerawork, that focus on self-revelation and art, women who kill, and the question of race and gender in the media. There are over twenty-five pages of visual art

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Domestic violence and women who kill: essays, performance monologues, art by Sapphire, Dorothy Allison, Wanda Coleman, Theory Girls, Carrie Mae Weems.

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Fiction. The women in CRITICAL CONDITION challenge abuse and invisibility with powerful literary and visual art. They put a spin on issues of women and violence by focusing on women who fight back, sometimes killing their abusers; women who control their own sexualities and challenge conventional ideas of sex; women who assert images of themselves in a cultural landscape where none appear; women who reframe personal histories that were meant to shame them into oblivion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780872862852
Editor:
Scholder, Amy
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Editor:
Scholder, Amy
Author:
Scholder, Amy
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Violence
Subject:
Women in art
Subject:
Environmental health
Subject:
Violence in art.
Subject:
Violence -- United States -- Literary collections.
Subject:
American literature -- 20th century.
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
7.9 x 5.5 x 0.6 in 8.5 oz

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Domestic violence and women who kill: essays, performance monologues, art by Sapphire, Dorothy Allison, Wanda Coleman, Theory Girls, Carrie Mae Weems.
"Synopsis" by , Fiction. The women in CRITICAL CONDITION challenge abuse and invisibility with powerful literary and visual art. They put a spin on issues of women and violence by focusing on women who fight back, sometimes killing their abusers; women who control their own sexualities and challenge conventional ideas of sex; women who assert images of themselves in a cultural landscape where none appear; women who reframe personal histories that were meant to shame them into oblivion.
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