March 3 - COMS 200 March 3, 2008 Premodern West and...

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COMS 200 – March 3, 2008 03/03/2008 14:43:00 Premodern West and Gendered senses: o Woman as an incomplete man o Sensory qualities mapped onto embodied cultural values. o Men: “’rational’ qualities of light and form” o Women: “’irrational’ qualities of darkness and ‘sensual’ quality of colour” Proto-feminist women writers reverse the value and meaning of the attributed  gendered, sensorial binaries: o 15 th  century Christine de Pizan revised many claims, refuting them. o 1600 Lucrezia Marinelli reversed the male claims, and showed how  women were in fact more rational, while retaining the gendered sensorial  attributes. Temperature, Moisture, and Firmness. o Sight, hearing for learning   male o Sight, hearing for sensual vanity, gossip   female Distinction (one class/group from another, membership Cultural knowledge   power and prestige (Status)
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