The Body's Perilous Pleasures: Dangerous Desires and Contemporary Culture

ISBN 10: 074860961X / 0-7486-0961-X
ISBN 13: 9780748609611
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Focusing on contemporary film and fiction, this book examines the construction of the body, both within cultural production and as a cultural product itself, and provides a provocative engagement with the cultural representation of the body and its 'dangerous desires'. Transgressive interpretations of conventional imagery merge with critical considerations of subcultural forms. The topics discussed include male erotic objectification; narcissistic masculinity; male to female transvestism; cyborgs and female desire; body piercing; 'demonic' children in film; queer cinema; vampires in women's fiction; the cannibal film; cyborgs and necrophiliac desire; AIDS and reincarnation films. The films discussed include Videodrome, Dead Ringers, M. Butterfly, The Crying Game, Romeo is Bleeding, The Omen, Heavenly Creatures, Sister My Sister, Silenceof the Lambs and Delicatessen.

Editorial reviews may belong to another edition of this title.

The Body's Perilous Pleasures: Dangerous Desires and Contemporary Culture: Search Results

The Body's Perilous Pleasures: Dangerous Desires and Contemporary Culture (ISBN: 074860961X / 0-7486-0961-X)
ISBN 10: 074860961X
ISBN 13: 9780748609611
Bookseller: Revaluation Books (Exeter, DEV, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Edinburgh University Press, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 232 pages. 9.25x6.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk074860961X

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 92.79
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 9.74
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book