Abjection and Representation

An Exploration of Abjection in the Visual Arts, Film and Literature

  • Rina¬†Arya

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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    Pages 1-15
  3. Rina Arya
    Pages 16-39
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    Pages 40-62
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    Pages 82-117
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    Pages 118-129
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    Pages 130-155
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    Pages 156-188
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    Pages 189-196
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 197-231

About this book


Abjection and Representation is a theoretical investigation of the concept of abjection as expounded by Julia Kristeva in Powers of Horror (1982) and its application in various fields including the visual arts, film and literature. It examines the complexity of the concept and its significance as a cultural category.


complexity cultural history film visual arts

Authors and affiliations

  • Rina¬†Arya
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WolverhamptonUK

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