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Sex Objects

Sex Objects
Art and the Dialectics of Desire

by Jennifer Doyle

  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 9780816645268
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The declaration that a work of art is “about sex” is often announced to the public as a scandal after which there is nothing else to say about the work or the artist-controversy concludes a conversation when instead it should begin a new one. Moving beyond debates about pornography and censorship, Jennifer Doyle shows us that sex in art is as diverse as sex in everyday life: exciting, ordinary, emotional, traumatic, embarrassing, funny, even profoundly boring. Sex Objects examines the reception and frequent misunderstanding of highly sexualized images, words, and performances. In chapters on the “boring parts” of Moby-Dick, the scandals that dogged the painter Thomas Eakins, the role of women in Andy Warhol's Factory films, “bad sex” and Tracey Emin's crudely evocative line drawings, and L.A. artist Vaginal Davis's pornographic parodies of Vanessa Beecroft's performances, Sex Objects challenges simplistic readings of sexualized art and instead investigates what such works can tell us about the nature of desire. In Sex Objects, Doyle offers a creative and original exploration of how and where art and sex connect, arguing that to proclaim a piece of art “about sex” reveals surprisingly little about the work, the artist, or the spectator. Deftly interweaving anecdotal and personal writing with critical, feminist, and queer theory, she reimagines the relationship between sex and art in order to better understand how the two meet-and why it matters. Jennifer Doyle is associate professor of English at the University of California, Riverside. She is coeditor, with Jonathan Flatley and Jos Esteban Muoz, of Pop Out: Queer Warhol.

Sex Objects in the Sky

Sex Objects in the Sky
A Personal Account of the Stewardess Rebellion

by Paula Kane,Christopher Chandler

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1974
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From Sex Objects to Sexual Subjects

From Sex Objects to Sexual Subjects
A Book

by Claudia Moscovici

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-11-26
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : 1000143376
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From Sex Objects to Sexual Subjects traces some of the ruptures and continuities between the eighteenth-century masculinist formulations of subjectivity elaborated by Rousseau, Diderot and Kant and the contemporary postmodern and feminist critiques of the universal subject--meaning the self viewed as an abstract individual who exercises an impartial and rational (political) judgment that is idential to other similarly defined individuals--developed by Luce Irigaray, Francois Lyotard, Jacques Derrida, Jurgen Habermas, Nancy Fraser, Judith Butler and Michel Foucault. In her work, Moscovici brings together the wide-ranging discussion of subjectivity with debates about public discourse. In so doing she attempts a synthesis between the two discussions that have recently engaged feminist theorists and others.

Philosophy of Love, Sex, and Marriage

Philosophy of Love, Sex, and Marriage
An Introduction

by Raja Halwani

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2010-05-26
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 113514964X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How is love different from lust or infatuation? Do love and marriage really go together “like a horse and carriage”? Does sex have any necessary connection to either? And how important are love, sex, and marriage to a well-lived life? In this lively, lucid, and comprehensive textbook, Raja Halwani pursues the philosophical questions inherent in these three important aspects of human relationships, exploring the nature, uses, and ethics of romantic love, sexuality, and marriage.

Sex from Plato to Paglia: M-Z

Sex from Plato to Paglia: M-Z
A Book

by Alan Soble

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 1176
  • ISBN : 9780313334252
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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More than 150 alphabetically arranged entries on topics, thinkers, religions, movements, and concepts locate sexuality in its humanistic and social contexts.

Living With Contradictions

Living With Contradictions
Controversies In Feminist Social Ethics

by Alison M Jaggar

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-03-08
  • Pages : 698
  • ISBN : 0429967691
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores some of the moral and public policy issues that divide Western, especially North American, feminists as the twentieth century ends and the twenty-first century begins. It represents an in-house discussion among feminists and their social ethics.

Begging for Sex

Begging for Sex
Gender Equality from the Other Side

by John Pepple

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2012-08-01
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 146857406X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is a manifesto for shy males who are uncomfortable in the sexually aggressive role. That role specifies that men must make the advances, while women get to remain passive. For shy males, "gender equality" has been a cruel joke since not only do these roles still exist, the male role has been made even more annoying by the actions of feminists who have no idea what agonies shy men experience. This book promotes the elimination of these roles, which, despite what feminists believe, more men than women are in favor of. But this book is more than a manifesto, for it also presents a theory of gender that is neither traditionalist nor feminist. Social differences between men and women do not go back either to genes, or to dominance in men and submissiveness in women, but to sexual aggressiveness in men and passivity in women. A major implication of this theory is that male sexuality, which is seen as a big problem in sexual misconduct, is not the real culprit at all. It is aggressive sexuality that is the culprit. Ultimately, this book shows what gender equality from the "other side," from the male perspective, looks like.

Emails From the Year 2001

Emails From the Year 2001
REFLECTIONS on War, Peace, Economy

by Andreas Daniel Fogg

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2010-02-18
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9781450032216
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Society’s interest in the preservation of persistent social problems; That society or cultures often have an unspoken, often unrecognized interest and some sort of gratification from the continued existence of most persistent and loudly decried social and economic even political problems. Since this appears to be the case, one way of attempting to solve such problems is to attempt to articulate or otherwise indicate which specific interests and needs are being served as a result of society’s ongoing inability to formulate or agree upon any specific course of legislation, policy making, or even some sort of specific discourse whose utilization might lay the groundwork for some sort of improvement. Consider the possibility that humanity might, while engaging in ever more efficient and less expensive modes of computerization and automation, effectively destroy real human economic activity. The possibility exists that as human “work” comes to be defined as ever less efficient and necessary for the production of goods and services, that real people will begin to be paid less and less. Eventually, however, humanity’s ability to purchase these ever more mechanized goods and services will begin to be seriously depleted. So that a point could theoretically arrive when a vast plethora of goods and services would be available for sale, however, the numbers of available purchasers would be constantly diminishing to the point where civility would begin to disappear, theft would become rampant. The scene would not be pretty.

Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk
Man, Machine and Music

by Pascal Bussy

  • Publisher : SAF Publishing Ltd
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 9780946719709
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Now into its fourth edition, this perennial bestseller has been updated and revised to coincide with the band’s 2004 World Tour. Kraftwerk’s influence and place in the annals of music history is ever growing. This is the first, and still the best, biography. Appearing in B-format for the first time, Bussy has included information about Kraftwerk’s first new album in 16 years.

Sex Museums

Sex Museums
The Politics and Performance of Display

by Jennifer Tyburczy

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2016-01-11
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 022631538X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winner of the 29th annual Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies All museums are sex museums. In Sex Museums, Jennifer Tyburczy takes a hard look at the formation of Western sexuality—particularly how categories of sexual normalcy and perversity are formed—and asks what role museums have played in using display as a technique for disciplining sexuality. Most museum exhibits, she argues, assume that white, patriarchal heterosexuality and traditional structures of intimacy, gender, and race represent national sexual culture for their visitors. Sex Museums illuminates the history of such heteronormativity at most museums and proposes alternative approaches for the future of public display projects, while also offering the reader curatorial tactics—what she calls queer curatorship—for exhibiting diverse sexualities in the twenty-first century. Tyburczy shows museums to be sites of culture-war theatrics, where dramatic civic struggles over how sex relates to public space, genealogies of taste and beauty, and performances of sexual identity are staged. Delving into the history of erotic artifacts, she analyzes how museums have historically approached the collection and display of the material culture of sex, which poses complex moral, political, and logistical dilemmas for the Western museum. Sex Museums unpacks the history of the museum and its intersections with the history of sexuality to argue that the Western museum context—from its inception to the present—marks a pivotal site in the construction of modern sexual subjectivity.

Sex Tourism

Sex Tourism
Marginal People and Liminalities

by Michael C. Hall,Chris Ryan

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2005-07-08
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1134646976
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sex Tourism examines the issues which emerge from sex worker-client interactions and from tourists visiting 'sex destinations'. It is a comprehensive summary of past research by academics and original primary and secondary research by the authors and has examples from Asia, Australasia and the USA. The authors have generated new models to show different dimensions of sex tourism, which normalise at least some components of the sex industry, and represent a new way of looking at sex tourism by challenging the preconceived perceptions that some people have of sex tourism or confirm the impression of others. Sex Tourism looks at issues of importance to those working in tourism, women's studies, gender studies and social change.

Feminism Unmodified

Feminism Unmodified
Discourses on Life and Law

by Catharine A. MacKinnon

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN : 9780674298743
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An analysis of the legal status of women includes discussions of discrimination, rape, sexual harassment, and pornography

Sexual Justice

Sexual Justice
Democratic Citizenship and the Politics of Desire

by Morris B. Kaplan

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : 0415905141
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sexual Justice defends a robust a robust conception of lesbian and gay rights, emphasizing protection against discrimination and recognition of queer relationships and families. Synthesizing materials from law, philosophy, psychoanalysis and literature, Kaplan argues that sexual desire is central to the pursuit of happiness: equal citizenship requires individual freedom to shape oneself through a variety of intimate associations.

Sexual Investigations

Sexual Investigations
A Book

by Alan Soble

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 1997-09
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780814780855
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pornography, abortion, rape, sexual discrimination: one merely has to open the newspaper or turn on the television to be confronted with sexual issues. In Sexual Investigations, Alan Soble contributes to the discussion by examining the moral, political, and analytical dimensions of sexuality that form the foundation for these discussions. In Sexual Investigations, Soble takes a rigorous yet user-friendly look at a number of topics in the area of human sexuality: the nature of sexual activity, the ethics of sexual conduct, pornography, masturbation, sexual health, perversion, date rape, prostitution, contraception, reproduction, and both the beauty and the ugliness of the sexual body. What, Soble asks, defines healthy sexuality? How firm is the distinction between rape and consensual sex? How and when are sexually explicit films and photographs degrading to women? This sweeping examination of the philosophical, ethical, and political issues surrounding human sexuality is as learned and thoughtful as it is entertaining.

Love and Lust

Love and Lust
On the Psychoanalysis of Romantic and Sexual Emotions

by Theodor Reik

  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release : 2002-01-01
  • Pages : 623
  • ISBN : 9780765809681
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The first part of the book is so far ahead of its time that it is still current. It reveals Reik's departure from Freud's theories and from those of most of his contemporaries in psychology and psychoanalysis. Part Two is a greatly abbreviated version of Masochism in Modern Man, retaining those parts with a direct bearing on the subject of this volume. Part Three offers two essays on why people remain single. In the author's usual direct style, they deal with the marriage shyness of the male and the psychological fears and resistance of both men and women to acceptance of the marriage bond. Part Four is Reik at his wisest. "The first lady whom I asked to read the manuscript said smilingly: M̀any of your impressions about us (women) are correct. No man should read the book!' A few seconds later, she said: Òr rather, every man should read the book!' ""--BOOK JACKET.

Sex Wars

Sex Wars
Sexual Dissent and Political Culture

by Lisa Duggan,Nan D. Hunter

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 0415978742
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This tenth anniversary edition addresses the on-going debate surrounding feminism and sexuality, highlighting the major events that have shaped public debates around sexuality since 1995, including Lawrence vs. Texas and the rights of same sex couples in Massachusetts.

Seduction and Desire

Seduction and Desire
The Psychoanalytic Theory of Sexuality Since Freud

by Ilka Quindeau

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-03-08
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0429918828
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Modern society has introduced many new relationships and family forms and the pluralisation of sexual lifestyles in the hundred years since Freud. This book provides a systematic account of the current state of theory, developing a gender-wide model of human sexuality and outlining the implications of this for psychotherapy practice. The author argues that the development of human sexuality follows no innate biological programs, but takes place in an interpersonal relationship, often established in the early parent-child relationship. Whereas the current psychoanalytic discourse emanates from a rather rigid division of gender relations emphasizing the differences between men and women, the author develops a gender-wide model of human sexuality in which the 'masculine' and 'feminine' are integrated and contribute to the full diversity of gender identities and sexual varieties. She points to structural similarities of hetero-and homosexuality and perversion and calls for a general human sexuality that is based less on differences between men and women than with each other.

Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil

Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil
Challenging Historical & Modern Stereotypes

by Katherine Bullock

  • Publisher : IIIT
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN : 1565642872
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Performance Anxieties

Performance Anxieties
Staging Psychoanalysis, Staging Race

by Ann Pellegrini

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 9780415916868
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Pornography, Sex Work, and Hate Speech

Pornography, Sex Work, and Hate Speech
A Book

by Karen J. Maschke

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 447
  • ISBN : 9780815325208
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Multidisciplinary focus Surveying many disciplines, this anthology brings together an outstanding selection of scholarly articles that examine the profound impact of law on the lives of women in the United States. The themes addressed include the historical, political, and social contexts of legal issues that have affected women's struggles to obtain equal treatment under the law. The articles are drawn from journals in law, political science, history, women's studies, philosophy, and education and represent some of the most interesting writing on the subject. The law in theory and practice Many of the articles bring race, social, and economic factors into their analyses, observing, for example, that black women, poor women, and single mothers are treated by the wielders of the power of the law differently than middle class white women. Other topics covered include the evolution of women's legal status, reproduction rights, sexuality and family issues, equal employment and educational opportunities, domestic violence, pornography and sexual exploitation, hate speech, and feminist legal thought. A valuable research and classroom aid, this series provides in-depth coverage of specific legal issues and takes into account the major legal changes and policies that have had an impact on the lives of American women.