- Explores visual genders through material ranging from documentary film footage of liberated concentration camps after World War II to contemporary fashion photography in Tehran.
- Chapters are organised conceptually under themes of documenting, trafficking and experimenting.
- A diverse selection of exceptional and provocative images accompanies the text.
Part I: Documenting.
Does Gender Matter? Filmic Representations of the Liberated Nazi Concentration Camps, 1945-46: Ulrike Weckel.
Images of Poor but Virtuous Women: Morality, Gender and Power in Argentina between the World Wars: María Fernanda Lorenzo, Ana Lía Rey and Cecilia Tossounian.
The General View and Beyond: From Slum-yard to Township in Ellen Hellman’s Photographs of Women and the African Familial: Marijke Du Toit.
Racialising the Virile Body: Eadweard Muybridge’s Locomotion Studies, 1883-1887: Elspeth H. Brown.
Part II: Trafficking.
History, Memory and Trauma in Photography of the ‘Tondues’: Visuality of the Vichy Past through the Silent Image of Women: Alison M. Moore.
A Glance into the Camera: Gendered Visions of Historical Photographs in Kaoko (North-Western Namibia): Lorena Rizzo.
Decoration and Desire in the Watts Chapel, Compton: Narratives of Gender, Class and Colonialism: Elaine Cheasley Paterson.
Part III: Experimenting.
Faces and Bodies: Gendered Modernity and Fashion Photography in Tehran: Alec H. Balasescu.
Arne Svenson’s Queer Taxonomy: Elizabeth Birdsall.
The Temperance Temple and Architectural Representation in Late Nineteenth Century Chicago: Paula Young Lee.
There’s Something about Mary Wigman: The Woman Dancer as Subject in German Expressionist Art: Susan Laikin Funkenstein.
Notes on Contributors