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Ways of Seeing Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 3 Summary

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Chapter 3 Summary and Analysis

The preceding pictorial chapter is comprised of female reproductions from various times and forms of manner and dress. Chapter three begins with describing differences between a man and a woman. A graphic presentation summarizes its topical focus with the image of a reclining woman without clothes and the head of a man with clothes looking at her through an open window. The image is a reproduction titled "Reclining Bacchante by Trutat 1824-1848".

A man and a woman present different social presences. A man represents power that is smaller or larger relative to his size, bearing, and appearance. The power he represents may be effective in different realms, but the focus of its use is always external to a man. In contrast, however, a woman's social presence represents how she feels about herself and what may be done to her. It is stated by the authors...

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