Sex Objects

Written By Jennifer Doyle
Sex Objects
  • Publsiher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 26 January 2022
  • ISBN : 9780816645268
  • Pages : 184 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Sex Objects written by Jennifer Doyle which was release on 26 January 2022, this book published by U of Minnesota Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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

Sex Objects
  • Author : Jennifer Doyle
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 184
  • ISBN : 9780816645268
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Summary : 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 ...

Sex Object

Sex Object
  • Author : Jessica Valenti
  • Publisher : Dey Street Books
  • Release Date : 2017-02-28
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780816645268
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Summary : New York Times Bestseller “Sharp and prescient… The appeal of Valenti’s memoir lies in her ability to trace objectification through her own life, and to trace what was for a long time her own obliviousness to it…Sex Object is an antidote to the fun and flirty feminism of ...

Sex Objects in the Sky

Sex Objects in the Sky
  • Author : Paula Kane,Christopher Chandler
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1974
  • Total pages : 159
  • ISBN : 9780816645268
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Summary : Download or read online Sex Objects in the Sky written by Paula Kane,Christopher Chandler, published by which was released on 1974. Get Sex Objects in the Sky Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Sex Wars

Sex Wars
  • Author : Lisa Duggan,Nan D. Hunter
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 342
  • ISBN : 9780816645268
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Summary : 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....

Philosophy of Love Sex and Marriage

Philosophy of Love  Sex  and Marriage
  • Author : Raja Halwani
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-05-26
  • Total pages : 344
  • ISBN : 9780816645268
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Summary : 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 ...

So You Don t Want to be a Sex Object

So You Don  t Want to be a Sex Object
  • Author : Sherri Tepper,Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Total pages : 28
  • ISBN : 9780816645268
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Summary : Download or read online So You Don t Want to be a Sex Object written by Sherri Tepper,Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, published by which was released on 1981. Get So You Don t Want to be a Sex Object Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and ...

Sex from Plato to Paglia M Z

Sex from Plato to Paglia  M Z
  • Author : Alan Soble
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 1176
  • ISBN : 9780816645268
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Summary : More than 150 alphabetically arranged entries on topics, thinkers, religions, movements, and concepts locate sexuality in its humanistic and social contexts....

From Sex Objects to Sexual Subjects

From Sex Objects to Sexual Subjects
  • Author : Claudia Moscovici
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-11-26
  • Total pages : 108
  • ISBN : 9780816645268
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Summary : 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 (...

Living With Contradictions

Living With Contradictions
  • Author : Alison M Jaggar
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-03-08
  • Total pages : 698
  • ISBN : 9780816645268
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Summary : 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
  • Author : John Pepple
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2012-08-01
  • Total pages : 204
  • ISBN : 9780816645268
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Summary : 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 ...

Sex Object

Sex Object
  • Author : Ronald Koertge
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Total pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9780816645268
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Summary : Download or read online Sex Object written by Ronald Koertge, published by which was released on 1979. Get Sex Object Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Sex Museums

Sex Museums
  • Author : Jennifer Tyburczy
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-11
  • Total pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9780816645268
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Summary : 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 ...

Emails From the Year 2001

Emails From the Year 2001
  • Author : Andreas Daniel Fogg
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2010-02-18
  • Total pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9780816645268
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Summary : 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 ...

Sex Tourism

Sex Tourism
  • Author : Michael C. Hall,Chris Ryan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-07-08
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780816645268
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Summary : 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 ...

Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk
  • Author : Pascal Bussy
  • Publisher : SAF Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 222
  • ISBN : 9780816645268
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Summary : 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 ...