By Dana Frank

"[Bananeras] is an important accounting of the struggles nonetheless being waged."—Margaret Randall, writer of while i glance Into the replicate and spot You: ladies, Terror, and Resistance

Women banana staff have geared up themselves and received expanding keep watch over over their unions, their places of work, and their lives. hugely available and narrative common, Bananeras recounts the background and development of this important flow and indicates how Latin American girl staff are shaping and extensively reimagining the probabilities of foreign exertions solidarity.

Dana Frank is a professor of historical past on the collage of California, Santa Cruz, and the writer of the award-winning purchase American: The Untold tale of monetary Nationalism.

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Dialogue recorded to maximize “intelligibility” strives, for example, to stress the comprehension of the words, where a “fidelity” recording might maximize the grain of the speaker’s voice or the acoustics of the recording space. 44 The way we listen thus affects what we hear. What we perceive is inflected by what we are listening for. The framework in which a sound is heard then, extends beyond physical—spatial and temporal—dimensions to include social, psychological, and, one might add, theoretical attitudes.

Whatever the mode of “containment,” it is invariably viewed as evidence of the ineluctable overpowering of the female voice-off by a more powerful “off” voice, that of the dominating ideology of patriarchy. The female viewing subject, too, has been implicated in this containment of the diegetic female character. ” They also respond to a strongly entrenched analogy in film theory that aligns subject positioning with the transcendental “voyeur” encoded in Renaissance vanishing-point perspective, a spectator whose “pure gaze” dwells with pleasure specifically on the fetishized female form, from a distance.

Indd 20 1/19/06 3:53:21 PM 1 a metapsychology of the voice-off In this matter of the visible, everything is a trap. . [C]ertain optics allow that which concerns vision to escape. Such optics are within the grasp of the blind. . They have eyes that they might not see. Jacques Lacan, “Of the Gaze as Objet Petit a,” The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psycho-Analysis This phantom being of the voice is what is dying out, it is that sonorous texture which disintegrates and disappears. I never know the loved being’s voice except when it is dead, remembered, recalled inside my head, way past the ear; a tenuous yet monumental voice, since it is one of those objects which exist only once they have disappeared.

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