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Inhaltsverzeichnis Preface xi Acknowledgments xix Introduction. Orgasm and the Long Twentieth Century 1 1. About Time: Simultaneou... Lire la suite
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Inhaltsverzeichnis Preface xi Acknowledgments xix Introduction. Orgasm and the Long Twentieth Century 1 1. About Time: Simultaneous Orgasm and Sexual Normalcy 40 2. Straight Woman / Gay Man: Orgasm and the Double Blind of Modern Sex 78 3. Behaviorism's Queer Trace: Sexuality and Orgasmic Reconditioning 106 4. Face Off: Artistic and Medico-Sexological Visualizations of Orgasm 135 5. Counterfeit Pleasures: Fake Orgasm and Queer Agency 175 Coda. Orgasm's End 207 Works Cited 217 Index 239


Annamarie Jagose is the author of" Inconsequence: Lesbian Representation and the Logic of Sexual Sequence" and of "Queer Theory: An Introduction."

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For all its vaunted attention to sexuality, queer theory has had relatively little to say about sex, the material and psychic practices through which erotic gratification is sought. In "Orgasmology," Annamarie Jagose takes orgasm as her queer scholarly object. From simultaneous to fake orgasms, from medical imaging to pornographic visualization, from impersonal sexual publics to domestic erotic intimacies, Jagose traces the career of orgasm across the twentieth century.

Along the way, she examines marriage manuals of the 1920s and 1930s, designed to teach heterosexual couples how to achieve simultaneous orgasms; provides a queer reading of behavioral modification practices of the 1960s and 1970s, aimed at transforming gay men into heterosexuals; and demonstrates how representations of orgasm have shaped ideas about sexuality and sexual identity.

A confident and often counterintuitive engagement with feminist and queer traditions of critical thought, "Orgasmology" affords fresh perspectives on not just sex, sexual orientation, and histories of sexuality, but also agency, ethics, intimacy, modernity, selfhood, and sociality. As modern subjects, we presume we already know everything there is to know about orgasm. This elegantly argued book suggests that orgasm still has plenty to teach us.

In this long-awaited work, the queer theorist Annamarie Jagose demonstrates that attention to orgasm as an object of queer and feminist thought reveals much about gender, agency, history, and modernity.

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Titre: Orgasmology
Code EAN: 9780822353775
ISBN: 978-0-8223-5377-5
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Duke University Press
Genre: Sociologie
nombre de pages: 280
Poids: 526g
Taille: H235mm x B156mm
Année: 2012