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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


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


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


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 Metaphysics of Representation

J. Robert G. Williams

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198850205
eISBN:
9780191884672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850205.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What is representation? How do the more primitive aspects of our world come together to generate it? How do different kinds of representation relate to one another? This book identifies the ... 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


Martial Masculinities: Experiencing and Imagining the Military in the Long Nineteenth Century

Michael Brown, Anna Maria Barry, and Joanne Begatio (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526135629
eISBN:
9781526150349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526135636
Subject:
History, Military History

Manliness in Britain offers a new account of masculinity in the long nineteenth century: more corporeal and material, more emotional, more cross-class, and less heteronormative than other studies. ... 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


The Impure Theory of Law: The Metaphysics of Play-With-Human-Beings

Peter Goodrich

in Schreber's Law: Jurisprudence and Judgment in Transition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474426565
eISBN:
9781474453714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426565.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Schreber’s theory of law is here put into the context of its contemporaries. The Judge had worked on the German Civil Code and his immediate jurisprudential adversary was the neo-kantian school of ... More


Sexuality

Heather Martel

in Deadly Virtue: Fort Caroline and the Early Protestant Roots of American Whiteness

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066189
eISBN:
9780813058399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066189.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the early Atlantic Protestant gendered hierarchy of beauty and power, political, social, spiritual, and imperial relationships were eroticized, and desire signaled effeminacy defined by ... More


Performing Bitumen, Materialising Desiré

Julieanna Preston and Jen Archer-Martin

in Architectural Materialisms: Nonhuman Creativity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474420570
eISBN:
9781474453905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420570.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Julieanna Preston and Jen Archer-Martin attempt to reveal the agential voices of the assemblages of human and nonhuman agents. Such are the human embodiment in the form of performance as yet another ... More


Introduction: The Problem of a Deleuzian Ethics

Cheri Lynne Carr

in Deleuze's Kantian Ethos: Critique as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474407717
eISBN:
9781474449724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407717.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Neo- and proto-fascisms have begun re-emerging in ultranationalist, authoritarian, and extremist consolidations of power across the globe. Even in the United States, where fascism was long dismissed ... More


The Deleuzian Subject

Cheri Lynne Carr

in Deleuze's Kantian Ethos: Critique as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474407717
eISBN:
9781474449724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407717.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In his earliest work, Deleuze presents a relational theory of subjectivity in constant flux. The larval, passive flux becomes an active subject capable of saying “I” through the exercise of certain ... More


Queer Fidelity: Marlowe’s Ovid and the Staging of Desire in Dido, Queen of Carthage

Daniel G. Lauby

in Ovid and Adaptation in Early Modern English Theatre

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474430067
eISBN:
9781474476973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430067.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the staging of Ovidian desire in Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Nashe’s Dido, Queen of Carthage. Much attention has been paid to Ovidian appropriations in Marlowe’s plays and ... More


Introduction: The Marble Camera

Steven Jacobs

in Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474410892
eISBN:
9781474438469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410892.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

According to Rudolf Arnheim, “much sculpture lacks the essential quality of life, namely, motion.” This is why, no doubt, marble statues and plaster casts played such an important role in the works ... More


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