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Gender differences also arise from men's use of women to symbolize national or community values, an historical tendency seen, for example, in th e conflation of rape with the attack on national borders.
Overstuffed Victoriana in nearby rooms almost seemed to suggest new precedents for the '50s art-and-life conflations of Brecht and Watts.
The final chapter, "Daughters: Conflations of Discourse," focuses on public and private voices which, by their very interplay, impose silence within and between black gender relations.
Encased in its own pristinely Koonsian vitrine, Marc Quinn's Self, 1991 (a flaking, peeling cast of the artist's head formed from nine pints of his own frozen blood, now by accident sadly melted), one-upped Bruce Nauman's early conflations of signature and bodily index, while calmly and without histrionics incorporating all the sadism of Nauman's later video output as well.