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The Sexual Organization of the City

Edward O. Laumann, Stephen Ellingson, Jenna Mahay, Anthony Paik, and Yoosik Youm (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470313
eISBN:
9780226470337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470337.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

We think of the city as a place where anything goes. Take the sensational fantasies and lurid antics of single women on Sex and the City or young men on Queer as Folk, and you might imagine the city ... More


After Sedgwick: The Gordian Knot of the Great Paradigm Shift

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/9780226608006.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This afterword, “After Sedgwick: The Gordian Knot of the Great Paradigm Shift,” attempts to work through two fundamental impasses in the historiography of sexuality: (1) Does the invention of ... More


Working Girls: White-Collar Workers and Prostitutes in Late Weimar Fiction

Jill Suzanne Smith

in Berlin Coquette: Prostitution and the New German Woman, 1890-1933

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452673
eISBN:
9780801469701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452673.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter exhibits how the discourse on prostitution is shaped by various players, and complex negotiations regarding sexual behavior and its regulation takes place between police, citizens, and ... More


Conclusion

Linda LeMoncheck

in Loose Women, Lecherous Men: A Feminist Philosophy of Sex

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195105568
eISBN:
9780199852949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105568.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Feminists continue to disagree over the extent to which individual women may be complicit in their own sexual oppression and the oppression of women as a class. This book has argued that such ... More


The Rape of Lucretia

Anise K. Strong (ed.)

in STARZ Spartacus: Reimagining an Icon on Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474407847
eISBN:
9781474430982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407847.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter looks closely at the dominant female character of the first three seasons of the series—Lucretia, the wife of the gladiatorial ludus master Batiatus. It maintains that Lucretia's sexual ... More


“Ardent Masturbation” (Descartes, Freud, Proust, et al.)

Leo Bersani

in Thoughts and Things

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226206059
eISBN:
9780226206196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226206196.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A major current of Western thought (exemplified in such figures as Descartes, Proust, and Freud) has argued for the disjunction between the self and the world, a disjunction to which the human ... More


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