Theories of sexuality and desire are commonly used in literary and cultural studies. In this illuminating study Joseph Bristow introduces readers to the fundamental critical debates surrounding the topic. This fully updated second edition includes:
Considering all of the major movements in the field, this new edition is the ideal guide for students of literary and cultural studies.
Preface to Second Edition Preface and Acknowledgements to the First Edition Introduction 1. Sexological Types Sexual Classifications Feminist Contentions Consuming Passions 2. Psychoanalytical Drives Freud’s Complexes Lacan’s Orders Feminist Interventions 3. Libidinal Economies (De)generating Pleasures Pornographic Materials 4. Discursive Desires Foucault’s Bodies Foucault’s Exclusions Foucault’s Followers 5. Diverse Eroticisms Queer (Non)Identities Global Sexualities Glossary Further Reading Bibliography Index Further Reading Works Cited
The New Critical Idiom is an invaluable series of introductory guides designed to meet the needs of today's students grappling with the complexities of modern critical terminology. Each book in the series provides:
With a strong emphasis on clarity, lively debate and the widest possible breadth of examples, The New Critical Idiom is an indispensable guide to key topics in literary studies.