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Why the 90s Were so Sexy: locating sexuality, pleasure and desire in work produced by Indigenous women identified artists during the 1990s and early 2000s in Canada

Steen, Emma (2020) Why the 90s Were so Sexy: locating sexuality, pleasure and desire in work produced by Indigenous women identified artists during the 1990s and early 2000s in Canada. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Steen, Emma
Abstract:

This major research paper explores the surge of sexually thematic artworks produced during the 1990s and early 2000s by Indigenous women-identified artists in Canada, and the political and cultural events that possibly informed them. The artworks explored contribute to the discourse of Indigenous sovereignty as they actively work to reclaim Indigenous women’s identities from settler-colonial representations and pop culture stereotypes. This major research paper posits that Indigenous representations and/or assertions of sexual pleasure and desire inherently enacts sovereignty as it functions to push back against a colonial history that has distorted and vilified Indigenous sexuality and pleasure seeking.

Date: 12 May 2020
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories
Date Deposited: 12 May 2020 15:51
Last Modified: 12 May 2020 15:51
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3024

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