Jude Ellison S. Doyle, Saida Grundy, Kate Manne, and Imran Siddiquee discuss Ijeoma Oluo’s Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America.
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Essays by Sari Altschuler and Priscilla Wald, Mel Y. Chen, Cynthia Enloe, Evelynn M. Hammonds, Cindy Patton, and Miraim Ticktin.
Arwa Madhawi, Peggy McIntosh, Laurie Penny, and Chanda Prescod-Weinstein discuss Kate Manne’s new book Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women, with a response by Manne.
Artist Statement Since 1997 I have been using a flatbed scanner, a computer and small digital cameras as my primary tools for capturing fragments of reality. I weave these slices of time together digitally to create dreamlike worlds inhabited by everyday objects and slightly out-of-the-ordinary people. I rarely photograph contemporary people-I prefer collecting and […]
As protests against racist police violence and other forms of racial discrimination persist, Signs is pleased to offer free access to the below articles until August 3.
Artist Statement I chose purses as my canvas as a way to marry the powerful, politically charged language of today’s resistance with representations of women’s modern economic power and the possibilities for change that come with it. For me, the use of purses from the mid-twentieth century also calls back to that critical era in […]
Tristan Bridges, Nora Caplan-Bricker, Rachel Giese, and Lisa Wade discuss Peggy Orenstein’s book Boys and Sex, with a response from Orenstein.
Featuring Siobhan Brooks’s essay “Innocent White Victims and Fallen Black Girls: Race, Sex Work, and the Limits of Anti-Sex Trafficking Laws” and a digital archive on sex work and sex trafficking.
The Spring 2020 issue of Signs is now available online through the University of Chicago Press. The table of contents is as follows: Rape and the Inner Lives of Black Women in the Middle West: A Commemoration A symposium edited by Shoniqua Roach (Re)turning to “Rape and the Inner Lives of Black Women”: A Black […]
Artist Statement The past five years have seen a significant shift in the development of Julie Mehretu’s paintings; in place of meticulous architectural renderings, the starting point for the most recent series of works is the immediacy and urgency of photojournalism. Contemporary news photographs, of global events ranging from the riots in Charlottesville and […]