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Desiring Conversion: Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

B. Diane Lipsett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754519
eISBN:
9780199827213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Self-restraint or self-mastery may appear to be the opposite of erotic desire. But in three ancient tales of conversion—The Shepherd of Hermas, the Acts of Paul and Thecla, and Joseph and Aseneth—the ... More


Deleuze and Sex

Frida Beckman (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748642618
eISBN:
9780748671755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642618.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

For Deleuze, sexuality is a force that can capture as well as liberate life. Its flows tend to be repressed and contained in specific forms while at the same time they retain revolutionary potential. ... More


Making a New Man: Recognition, Romance, Sex, and Neoliberal Masculinity

Gul Ozyegin

in New Desires, New Selves: Sex, Love, and Piety among Turkish Youth

Published in print:
1937
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814762349
eISBN:
9780814762356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762349.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In stark contrast with their fathers, the young men whose narratives make up this chapter long for identities based on self-expansion and personal enrichment. Mirroring Turkish society's pivot away ... More


Sex and Desire in Hong Kong

Petula Sik Ying Ho and A. Ka Tat Tsang

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139156
eISBN:
9789882209756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139156.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The anthology provides an exemplary methodological model of community-based research through the authors’ studies on sexual and erotic attitudes and practices of gay men and middle-aged women in Hong ... More


Between Desire and Pleasure: A Deleuzian Theory of Sexuality

Frida Beckman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748645923
eISBN:
9780748689170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645923.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Mapping both historical and contemporary configurations of the sexual body along with its functions and sensations, this book identifies disabling conceptions and constructions of pleasure while also ... More


The Trouble with Pleasure: Deleuze and Psychoanalysis

Aaron Schuster

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262528597
eISBN:
9780262334150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262528597.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Is pleasure a rotten idea, mired in negativity and lack, which should be abandoned in favor of a new concept of desire? Or is desire itself fundamentally a matter of lack, absence, and loss? This is ... More


The cinema of Lucrecia Martel

Deborah Martin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719090349
eISBN:
9781526109606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090349.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Since the release of her debut feature, La ciénaga, in 2001, Argentine director Lucrecia Martel has gained worldwide recognition for her richly allusive, elliptical and sensorial film-making. The ... More


Reason and Virtue

Terence Irwin

in Plato's Ethics

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195086454
eISBN:
9780199833306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195086457.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The last chapter analyses how Plato’s ethical views are developed in the later dialogues (the Philebus, the Statesman, and the Laws). In the last dialogue Plato tries to harmonise the different ... More


Wu Hsing-kuo —: Subversion or Innovation?

Eugenio Barba

in The Soul of Beijing Opera: Theatrical Creativity and Continuity in the Changing World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099944
eISBN:
9789882207394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099944.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the first experiment combining jingju and a Western work. It notes that in 1986, seven years after Kuo Hsiao-chuang and her Elegant Voice first assailed jingju circles, Wu ... More


The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life

Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674749
eISBN:
9781452947341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674749.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The book traces the interactions of American allopathic medicine, industrial capitalism, and the human desire for sleep from the late 18th century through the turn of the 21st century. The foundation ... More


Indifference to Difference: On Queer Universalism

Madhavi Menon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816695904
eISBN:
9781452953656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695904.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Indifference to Difference organises itself around Alain Badiou’s suggestion that in the face of increasing claims of identitarian specificity, one might consider the politics and ethics of being ... More


What Desires Are

Nomy Arpaly and Timothy Schroeder

in In Praise of Desire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199348169
eISBN:
9780199348183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348169.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

To intrinsically desire that P is to be in a state that is both a natural kind and that causes the effects (motivational, emotional, and cognitive) associated with intrinsically desiring that P, ... More


Humean Nature: How desire explains action, thought, and feeling

Neil Sinhababu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198783893
eISBN:
9780191826542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783893.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book defends the Humean Theory of Motivation, according to which desire drives all human action and practical reasoning. In addition to motivating action, desire causes pleasant and unpleasant ... More


The Thrill of the Fight: Charlotte Brontë and Elia Kazan

in Better Left Unsaid: Victorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784207
eISBN:
9780804784870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784207.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines two intensely psychological stories of women whose lives appear to be damaged and even destroyed by the forces of sexual repression: Charlotte Brontë's Villette (1853) and Eliza ... More


Chapter Six: The Survival of Tradition

Luis Cortest

in The Disfigured Face: Traditional Natural Law and Its Encounter with Modernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228539
eISBN:
9780823235681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228539.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses how the Thomistic philosophy survives, looking into the lives of Desiré Joseph Mercier and Jacques Maritain, and the doctrine of ... More


Out of Africa: Yinka Shonibare’s Museum of Desire

Madhavi Menon

in Indifference to Difference: On Queer Universalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816695904
eISBN:
9781452953656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695904.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The art of Yinka Shonibare MBE critiques colonialism by taking seriously the play of desire. Using “African” cloth to make ruffled clothes for Victorian dandies, Shonibare highlights the seam between ... More


Convergences on Pre-existence, Existence, and Post-existence

A. Raghuramaraju

in Enduring Colonialism: Classical Presences and Modern Absences in Indian Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699364
eISBN:
9780199080533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699364.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the convergence of different metaphysical systems on aspects of permanence, namely, pre-, post- and non-existence. Highlighting these convergences will help in recognizing the ... More


The inventor of interiors: old professions in search of a name

Anca I. Lasc

in Interior decorating in nineteenth-century France: The visual culture of a new profession

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526113382
eISBN:
9781526138781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113382.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

The focus here is on the visual and written records of three professional groups – upholsterers, cabinet-makers, and architects – that each made claims to the art and business of interior decorating. ... More


The Orchid, The Wasp and the Text: Encountering Bodily Becomingthrough Deleuze and Feminism

Amaleena Damlé

in The Becoming of the Body: Contemporary Women's Writing in French

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748668212
eISBN:
9781474400923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668212.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter analyses Gilles Deleuze’s work (alone and in collaboration with Félix Guattari), as a philosophy of flows, of possibilities and of vitality. It explores the ways in which his thought has ... More


Making A Body without Organs: Amélie Nothomb’s An-Organic Flux of Immanence

Amaleena Damlé

in The Becoming of the Body: Contemporary Women's Writing in French

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748668212
eISBN:
9781474400923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668212.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores hunger and the anorexic body in Amélie Nothomb’s autofictional work. It analyses relations between hunger, desire and pleasure, sensation and immanence, investigates the making ... More


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