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The changing faces of women in India through the lenses of activist art and artistis
Las caras cambiantes de las mujeres en la India, a través de las lentes de arte y artistas activistas

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Patel, Soniya Amritlal (2021) The changing faces of women in India through the lenses of activist art and artistis. [Thesis]

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The aim of this thesis is to study the changing status of women in India through their representation and practices in art. To evaluate how art practices of Indian women might be addressing empowerment, promoting socio-economic and progressive cultures. I base my arguments on the premise that art has the power to transform societies, as affirmed by Ernst Fischer in his essay The Necessity of Art.7This thesis attempts to analyse the impact of privileged and rural artists practices, their feminist and humanist concerns. The study was inspired by two pioneering exhibitions. Tiger by the Tail! Women Artists of India Transforming Culture, held at the Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University, Boston;8 almost coincidental with Global Feminisms in the Brooklyn museum...

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El objetivo principal de esta tesis es estudiar los cambios en la situación de la mujer en India a través de su representación en el arte y sus prácticas artísticas. Examino cómo podrían abordar cuestiones de empoderamiento, promover mejoras socioeconómicas y culturas progresistas. Parte de la premisa del poder del arte para forjar avances en las sociedades, tal como recoge Ernst Fischer en su ensayo The Necessity of Art.1Analizo el impacto del trabajo de las artistas privilegiadas y rurales, y sus preocupaciones feministas y humanistas. Esta investigación empezó con dos exposiciones pioneras...

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Tesis inédita de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología, leída el 22-07-2020

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López Fernández, María Ángeles
Uncontrolled Keywords:Women artists
Palabras clave (otros idiomas):Mujeres artistas
Subjects:Social sciences > Sociology > Feminism
Humanities > Art history > Art movements
ID Code:65241
Deposited On:04 May 2021 07:44
Last Modified:04 May 2021 07:52

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