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Foucault and the Notion of Ars Erotica: Pleasure as Desubjectivation

Sanjay K. Gautam

in Foucault and the Kamasutra: The Courtesan, the Dandy, and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226348308
eISBN:
9780226348582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226348582.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter One sets up some of the main themes of the book by way of an exploration into Foucault’s contrast between scientia sexualis or science of sexuality and ars erotica or erotic arts in the first ... More


The Courtesan and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater

Sanjay K. Gautam

in Foucault and the Kamasutra: The Courtesan, the Dandy, and the Birth of Ars Erotica as Theater in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226348308
eISBN:
9780226348582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226348582.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter Three shows how the discourse of ars erotica in the Kāmasūtra historically originated in the figure of the courtesan. It locates the figure of the courtesan along two lines: as a historical ... More


Magia Sexualis, Sexual Subjectivity, and the Willfulness of Sexual Aim

Benjamin Kahan

in The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226607818
eISBN:
9780226608006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608006.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter argues that conceptions of magic, sorcery, witchcraft, and the occult have influenced constructions of sex and sexuality to a much greater extent than has been realized in the existing ... More


Intimacy and Romance in Film Theory

John Tulloch and Belinda Middleweek

in Real Sex Films: The New Intimacy and Risk in Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190244606
eISBN:
9780190244644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190244606.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 3 explores the critical frame of feminist Lacanian postmodernism, underpinning an understanding of real sex films like Romance as art-house cinema in mutual dialogue with pornography. It ... More


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