Bolti ár: 6020 Ft
Internetes ár: 5418 Ft (10% kedvezmény)
Kiadás éve: 2007
Kiadó: Toronto University Press
Kategóriák: Szociológia, Pszichológia, pszichoterápia, Média, kommunikáció, Kultúra, Társadalomtudomány, Történelem/kultúrtörténet
Eroticism is a constant presence in modern society, encompassing almost every aspect of our daily lives. It is a product of one of the major commercial and political enterprises of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: the cultivation of desire - desire for sex, desire for wealth, desire for entertainment. Paul Rutherford's A World Made Sexy looks at modern civilization's ongoing project to manufacture and encourage public wants, building a utopia where just about everyone (who is affluent) dreams, plays, and, of course, shops.
A World Made Sexy uses museum exhibitions, art, books, magazines, films, and television to examine the rise and purpose of eroticism, first in America but soon across the affluent world. Starting with a brief foray into the representation of history as past pornography, Rutherford explores a sexual liberation movement shaped by the ideas of Marx and Freud, the erotic styles of Salvador Dali and pop art, the pioneering use of publicity as erotica by Playboy and other products, and the growing concerns of cultural critics over the emergence of a regime of stimulation. In one case study, Rutherford pairs James Bond and Madonna in order to examine the link between eroticism and aggression. He further details how television advertising after 1980 constructed a theatre of the libido to entice the buying public, and concludes by situating the Eros project in the wider context of Michel Foucault's account of the administration of life, and specifically sexuality, during the modern era.
A World Made Sexy is about power and pleasure, emancipation and domination, and the relationship between the personal passions and social controls that have crafted desire.
"A World Made Sexy explores what the author refers to as the Eros project' the mainstreaming of blatant sexuality in modern culture as a mechanism both of liberation and domination. It is a study that will appeal to anyone interested in understanding the character of modernity and the place of sexuality within it, and to specialists in advertising, many of whom will be familiar with the author's previous works. Rutherford's writing is clear and accessible and brings home the transgressive power of the subject matter." (Keith Walden, Department of History, Trent University)
Paul Rutherford is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Toronto.
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