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The Scandal of the Real

in Sensible Ecstasy: Mysticism, Sexual Difference, and the Demands of History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226349510
eISBN:
9780226349466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349466.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores the “scandal” of Bataille's work through an analysis of his understanding of “experience.” Bataille is scandalous for Sartre because he confuses philosophical and scientific ... More


The Suffering Spectator?: in Antichrist Nymphomaniac

Rosalind Galt

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter argues that the structures of spectatorial complicity offered in von Trier’s films illustrate how entwined cinema, sexuality, and the political can be. It examines how Antichrist and ... More


On the Unwatchable

Asbjørn Grønstad

in The New Extremism in Cinema: From France to Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641604
eISBN:
9780748651221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641604.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the notion of the ‘unwatchable’ in relation to a roughly decade-long cycle of art films that compel us to rethink the notions of spectatorship, desire, and ethics. The films of ... More


Transnational Media Wars over Sex Trafficking: Abolishing the “New Slave Trade” or the New Nativism?

Felicity Schaeffer-Grabiel

in Circuits of Visibility: Gender and Transnational Media Cultures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737309
eISBN:
9780814744680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737309.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses global media outreach against sex trafficking, specifically analyzing anti-trafficking media campaigns that have appeared in a variety of media formats—film documentaries, art ... More


Hedging Her Bets: Jodi Picoult’s Textured Ambivalence

Sarah E. Whitney

in Splattered Ink: Postfeminist Gothic Fiction and Gendered Violence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040467
eISBN:
9780252098895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040467.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter demonstrates how Jodi Picoult's novels employ hedging strategies that blunt and contain the traumas perpetrated upon her characters. By suffusing traumatic narratives in other stories ... More


New victimisations: female sex worker hate crime and the ‘ideal victim’

Karen Corteen

in Revisiting the “Ideal Victim”: Developments in Critical Victimology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447338765
eISBN:
9781447339182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338765.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Female sex worker victim characteristics and their social, situational and interactive contexts have not substantially changed. Yet, the manner in which female sex worker victimisation is currently ... More


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