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Visual Pleasure

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Visual pleasure refers to the enjoyment one feels when viewing an object of desire. Visual pleasure is a common topic in feminist theorizing, including the role it plays in the formation of women's individual and social identity. It has also been the subject of an article by British feminist film theorist and filmmaker Laura Mulvey. This entry focuses on Mulvey's article “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” and its relevance to feminist intervention, film theory, and psychoanalytic concepts of ...

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