Feminism and Video: A View from the Village

Author : Joan Braderman

Braderman’s Feminism and Video charts the development of early feminist video practice by constructing a history of the emergence of its principal ideals from within the growing women’s liberation movement and the expanding notions of gender and sexual politics during the 1960s, while also considering the changing academic mentalities and growing institutional networks that supported such alternative media practice.  Through the course of the essay, Braderman also distinguishes between two distinct generations of feminism and analyzes how each was able to actualize their own respective agendas for empowering representations of female subjectivity through engagement with the video medium.