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Under the SkinFeminist Art and Art Histories from the Middle East and North Africa Today$
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Ceren Özpınar and Mary Kelly

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780197266748

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197266748.001.0001

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Transnational Feminisms and the Decolonisation of the History of Art

Transnational Feminisms and the Decolonisation of the History of Art

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(p.1) Introduction: Transnational Feminisms and the Decolonisation of the History of Art
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Under the Skin
Author(s):
Ceren Özpinar, Mary Kelly
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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266748.003.0001

This chapter discusses the aim and objectives of the volume by way of addressing the recent debates in the discipline of art history. The two main themes that comes through from this discussion are the current efforts of decolonising the curriculum of art history and the discipline itself, and the ongoing challenges to art history and its canon particularly coming from the perspectives of transnational feminism and postcolonialism. This introductory chapters draws upon scholars whose studies have been key to these discussions, including Okwui Enwezor, Nada Shabout, James Elkins and Chandra Talpade Mohanty, providing a comprehensive overview of the current state and relevance of them to the volume. This chapter ends with an explanation of how each section and chapters contribute to these debates and what novelties they bring into art historical scholarship.

Keywords:   Decolonising art history, Decolonising the curriculum, Middle East and North Africa, Transnational feminism, Modern and contemporary art, Women artists

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