Sex Object

Sex Object
Author: Jessica Valenti
Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780062435101
Language: en
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New York Times Bestseller - An NPR Best Book of the Year “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 selfies and self-help.” — New Republic Author and Guardian US columnist Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for over a decade. Now, in a darkly funny and bracing memoir, Valenti explores the toll that sexism takes from the every day to the existential. Sex Object explores the painful, funny, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti’s adolescence and young adulthood in New York City, revealing a much shakier inner life than the confident persona she has cultivated as one of the most recognizable feminists of her generation. In the tradition of writers like Joan Didion and Mary Karr, this literary memoir is sure to shock those already familiar with Valenti’s work and enthrall those who are just finding it.

Woman as Sex Object

Woman as Sex Object
Author: Thomas B. Hess,Linda Nochlin
Release: 1973
Editor: London : Allen Lane
Pages: 264
ISBN: STANFORD:36105036389836
Language: en
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Le Deuxi me Sexe

Le Deuxi  me Sexe
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Release: 1989
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 787
ISBN: 9780679724513
Language: en
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The classic manifesto of the liberated woman, this book explores every facet of a woman's life.

Sex Objects

Sex Objects
Author: Jennifer Doyle
Release: 2006
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
Pages: 228
ISBN: 0816645264
Language: en
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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.

Philosophy of Love Sex and Marriage

Philosophy of Love  Sex  and Marriage
Author: Raja Halwani
Release: 2010-05-26
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 345
ISBN: 9781135149642
Language: en
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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. The book is structured in three parts: Love begins by examining how romantic love differs from other types of love, such as friendship and parental love. It asks which properties of love are essential, whether people have a choice in whom they love, and whether lovers have moral obligations to one another that differ from those they owe to others Sex demonstrates the difficulty in defining sex and the sexual, and examines what constitutes good and bad sex in terms of pleasure, 'naturalness', and moral permissibility. It offers theoretical and applied ethical approaches to a wide range of sexual phenomena Marriage traces the history of the institution, and describes the various forms in which marriage exists and the reasons why people marry. It also surveys accounts of why people should or should not marry, and introduces the main arguments for and against gay marriage. Features include: suggestions for further reading online eResource site with dowloadable discussion questions a clear, jargon-free writing style.

Sex Objects

Sex Objects
Author: Eric Kroll
Release: 1977
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 104
ISBN: 0891690166
Language: en
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Sex Society and the Making of Pornography

Sex  Society  and the Making of Pornography
Author: Jeffrey Escoffier
Release: 2021-02-12
Editor: Rutgers University Press
Pages: 166
ISBN: 9781978820166
Language: en
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Hardcore pornographic films combine fantasy and real sex to create a unique genre of entertainment. Pornographic films are also historical documents that give us access to the sexual behavior and eroticism of different historical periods. This book shows how the making of pornographic films is a social process that draws on the fantasies, sexual scripts, and sexual identities of performers, writers, directors, and editors to produce sexually exciting videos and movies. Yet hardcore pornographic films have also created a body of knowledge that constitutes, in this digital age, an enormous archive of sexual fantasies that serve as both a form of sex education and self-help guides. Sex, Society, and the Making of Pornography focuses on sex and what can be learned about it from pornographic representations.

The Purity Myth

The Purity Myth
Author: Jessica Valenti
Release: 2010-02
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Pages: 374
ISBN: 9781458766755
Language: en
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The United States is obsessed with virginity - from the media to schools to government agencies. This panic is ensuring that young women's ability to be moral agents is absolutely dependent on their sexuality. Jessica Valenti, executive editor of Feministing.com and author of Full Frontal Feminism and Yes Means Yes, addresses this poignant issue in her latest book, The Purity Myth. Valenti argues that the country's intense focus on chastity is extremely damaging to young women. Through in depth analysis of cultural stereotypes and media messages, Valenti reveals that powerful messages - ranging from abstinence curriculum to ''Girls Gone Wild'' commercials - place a young woman's worth entirely on her sexuality. Morals are therefore linked purely to sexual behavior, as opposed to values like honesty, kindness, and altruism. Valenti approaches the topic head-on, shedding light on chastity in a historical context, abstinence-only education, pornography, and public punishments for those who dare to have sex, among other critical issues. She also offers solutions that pave the way for a future without a damaging emphasis on virginity, including a call to rethink male sexuality and reframing the idea of ''losing it.'' With Valenti's usual balance of intelligence and wit, The Purity Myth presents a powerful and revolutionary argument that girls and women, even in this day and age, are overly valued for their sexuality, and that this needs to stop.

The Sexual Relationship

The Sexual Relationship
Author: David E. Scharff
Release: 1998
Editor: Jason Aronson
Pages: 300
ISBN: CORNELL:31924067931497
Language: en
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Dr. David Scharff explores the role of sexuality in human relationships by combining his extensive experience in individual, marital, family, and sex therapy with theoretical contributions from object relations theory and child development.

Objectification

Objectification
Author: Susanna Paasonen,Feona Attwood,Alan McKee,John Mercer,Clarissa Smith
Release: 2020-08-13
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9780429534249
Language: en
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This is a concise and accessible introduction into the concept of objectification, one of the most frequently recurring terms in both academic and media debates on the gendered politics of contemporary culture, and core to critiquing the social positions of sex and sexism. Objectification is an issue of media representation and everyday experiences alike. Central to theories of film spectatorship, beauty fashion and sex, objectification is connected to the harassment and discrimination of women, to the sexualization of culture and the pressing presence of body norms within media. This concise guidebook traces the history of the term’s emergence and its use in a variety of contexts such as debates about sexualization and the male gaze, and its mobilization in connection with the body, selfies and pornography, as well as in feminist activism. It will be an essential introduction for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Gender Studies, Media Studies, Sociology, Cultural Studies or Visual Arts.

Essential Papers on Object Relations

Essential Papers on Object Relations
Author: Peter Buckley
Release: 1986-05
Editor: NYU Press
Pages: 503
ISBN: 9780814710807
Language: en
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The Group as an Object of Desire

The Group as an Object of Desire
Author: Morris Nitsun
Release: 2013-05-13
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 307
ISBN: 9781135446062
Language: en
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Why do people find it so difficult to talk openly about sex? In this original and ground-breaking book, Morris Nitsun argues that desire and sexuality are key components of human experience that have been marginalized in the group psychotherapy literature. Drawing on theory from psychoanalysis, developmental psychology and sociology, while keeping the group firmly in focus, he creates a picture of the potential in group therapy for the most intimate narrative. Highlighting current concerns about sexual identity, boundary transgression and what constitutes effective psychotherapy, detailed clinical illustrations cover areas such as: The erotic connection The dissociation of desire The group as witness Erotic transference and counter-transference Psychotherapists and all those interested in sexual development and diversity will value the challenging approach to sexuality this book offers.

Begging for Sex

Begging for Sex
Author: John Pepple
Release: 2012-08
Editor: AuthorHouse
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781468574067
Language: en
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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
Author: Andreas Daniel Fogg
Release: 2010-02-18
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Pages: 306
ISBN: 1450032214
Language: en
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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.

Performance Anxieties

Performance Anxieties
Author: Ann Pellegrini
Release: 2014-02-04
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9781135207632
Language: en
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Performance Anxieties looks at the on-going debates over the value of psychoanalysis for feminist theory and politics--specifically concerning the social and psychical meanings of racialization. Beginning with an historicized return to Freud and the meaning of Jewishness in Freud's day, Ann Pellegrini indicates how "race" and racialization are not incidental features of psychoanalysis or of modern subjectivity, but are among the generative conditions of both. Performance Anxieties stages a series of playful encounters between elite and popular performance texts--Freud meets Sarah Bernhardt meets Sandra Bernhard; Joan Riviere's masquerading women are refigured in relation to the hard female bodies in the film Pumping Iron II: The Women; and the Terminator and Alien films. In re-reading psychoanalysis alongside other performance texts, Pellegrini unsettles relations between popular and elite, performance and performative.

Living With Contradictions

Living With Contradictions
Author: Alison M Jaggar
Release: 2018-03-08
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 1446
ISBN: 9780429978777
Language: en
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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.

Kraftwerk

Kraftwerk
Author: Pascal Bussy
Release: 2004
Editor: SAF Publishing Ltd
Pages: 226
ISBN: 0946719705
Language: en
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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 Tourism

Sex Tourism
Author: Michael C. Hall,Chris Ryan
Release: 2005-07-08
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781134646975
Language: en
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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.

Comprehensive Handbook of Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Object Relations

Comprehensive Handbook of Psychotherapy  Psychodynamic Object Relations
Author: Jeffrey J. Magnavita
Release: 2002-10-15
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9780471213192
Language: en
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Now available in paperback. In this volume, different approaches to Psychodynamic/Object Relations approaches are examined. It covers the important issues in the field, with topics ranging from "psychodynamic psychotherapy with undergraduate and graduate students" to "a relational feminist psychodynamic approach to sexual desire" to "psychodynamic/object relations group therapy with shizophrenic patients."

Sexual Justice

Sexual Justice
Author: Morris B. Kaplan
Release: 1997
Editor: Psychology Press
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780415905145
Language: en
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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.