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dc.contributor.authorCeuterick, Maud Eurydice
dc.PublishedCeuterick ME. Walking, Haunting, and Affirmative Aesthetics: The Case of Women without Men . Aniki: Portuguese Journal of the Moving Image. 2020;7(1):96-114eng
dc.description.abstractWalking and ‘haunting space’ have become means of political and aesthetic resistance to the invisibility or inhospitality that women face in the public sphere. Power imbalance in spatial habitation—‘power-geometry’ in Doreen Massey’s terms— negatively affects women, just as shown in an Iranian context in Shirin Neshat’s film Women without Men (2009) and through feminist social movements such as #mystealthyfreedom. As these women wilfully assert themselves against their exclusion from certain places, they challenge the binaries public/private, men/women, and mobility/stasis both politically and aesthetically. Ghost characters and haunting narratives disrupt the linearity between dead and alive, virtual and actual (following the works of Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze respectively), and open up possibilities that challenge the status quo. Through a micro-analysis of Women without Men, this article reveals that shapes, structures and lights participate to dismantling gendered norms, expectations, and power-geometries. Both the magical realism of the film and an affirmative analytical approach invite to seeing beyond the negativity of narratives and unveil alternative conceptions of space, gender and power.en_US
dc.publisherAIM-Associação de Investigadores da Imagem em Movimentoeng
dc.rightsAttribution CC BYeng
dc.subjectUrban Spaceeng
dc.subjectWomen in Iranian Cinemaeng
dc.subjectGhosts and Hauntingeng
dc.subjectAffect and Film Aestheticseng
dc.titleWalking, Haunting, and Affirmative Aesthetics: The Case of Women without Meneng
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2020 The Author(s)eng
dc.source.journalAniki: Portuguese Journal of the Moving Image
dc.relation.projectEC/H2020: 800259 - AFFIRMATIVE (Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 2046998)

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