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Is the rectum a grave? : and other essays / Leo Bersani.

Bersani, Leo.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBook; Format: print Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2010Description: x, 211 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780226043524 (alk. paper); 9780226043548 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0226043525 (alk. paper); 0226043541 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Sex (Psychology) | Psychoanalysis and art | Gender identity | Queer theory | Cruising (Sexual behavior) | Psychoanalysis | Aesthetics | Psicoanálisis en la literatura | Sexo | Conducta sexual | Identidad sexual
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Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The sexual subject -- Is the rectum a grave? -- Is there a gay art? -- Gay betrayals -- Sociability and cruising -- Aggression, shame, and Almodóvar's art -- Toward an aesthetic subject -- Against monogamy -- Sociality and sexuality -- Can sex make us happy? -- Fr-oucault and the end of sex -- Psychoanalysis and the aesthetic subject -- The will to know -- Two interviews -- A conversation with Leo Bersani / with Tim Dean, Hal Foster, and Kaja Silverman -- Beyond redemption: an interview with Leo Bersani / with Nicholas Royle.

The title essay in this collection is one of the foundations of queer theory. This is a retrospective, charting Bersani's contributions to debates connecting sexuality, psychoanalysis & aesthetics, & his reactions to a range of leading thinkers, among them Plato, Descartes, Foucault, Genet & Proust.

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Is the rectum a grave? : by Bersani, Leo. [The University of Chicago Press, 2010]

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