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Castration

Author: Gary Taylor
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415938815
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This work looks at the West's fascination with, and misunderstanding of, castrated males, focusing on three key periods: the Early Church, the Early Modern, and the 20th century, where, Taylor argues, Freud got it wrong.

Running Scared

Author: Peter Lehman
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814333396
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Running Scared responds to the absence of critical attention to male sexuality in film by bringing representations of phallic masculinity into the spotlight. In his analysis of films, novels, paintings, photographs, popular music, jokes, and videos, Peter Lehman investigates the patriarchal culture that keeps the male body—and especially male genitals—out of sight. Lehman documents the pervasive anxiety underlying images of the male body, arguing that attempts to keep male sexuality hidden in the pursuit of "good taste" and an avoidance of perversion maintains the "male mystique" and preserves the power of the phallus. Lehman examines representations of the male body and male sexuality in a variety of settings and through many different lenses. Among the films he analyzes are Howard Hawks’s Rio Bravo and Rio Lobo; Scarlet Street; feral child films The Wild Child, Kaspar House, and Greystoke; and Nagisa Oshima’s In the Realm of the Senses. In these works, Lehman explores the symbolic enculturation of males, assumptions about power and the male body, and the ways that men’s and women’s bodies are marked differently with regard to scarring, wounding, and aging. In addition to film, Lehman also considers such varied material as Jim Thompson’s noir novel The Nothing Man, sexology and medical representations of male sexuality, the video Dick Talk, penis jokes in Hollywood films of the 1970s and 1980s, and popular music by Roy Orbison. This edition of Running Scared also includes a new chapter on male nudity in the films of the 1990s, adding fresh analysis to this classic text. An updated preface situates the book within the current critical climate. Scholars of film studies, cultural studies, and gender studies and general readers interested in representations of gender and sexuality will appreciate this valuable text.

The Rise Of The Western World

Author: Douglass C. North
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107469430
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First published in 1973, this is a radical interpretation, offering a unified explanation for the growth of Western Europe between 900 A. D. and 1700, providing a general theoretical framework for institutional change geared to the general reader.

The Boswell Thesis

Author: Mathew Kuefler
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226457406
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Few books have had the social, cultural, and scholarly impact of John Boswell's Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality. Arguing that neither the Bible nor the Christian tradition was nearly as hostile to homoeroticism as was generally thought, its initial publication sent shock waves through university classrooms, gay communities, and religious congregations. Twenty-five years later, the aftershocks still reverberate. The Boswell Thesis brings together fifteen leading scholars at the intersection of religious and sexuality studies to comment on this book's immense impact, the endless debates it generated, and the many contributions it has made to our culture. The essays in this magnificent volume examine a variety of aspects of Boswell's interpretation of events in the development of sexuality from Classical Antiquity through the Middle Ages, including a Roman emperor's love letters to another man; suspicions of sodomy among medieval monks, knights, and crusaders; and the gender-bending visions of Christian saints and mystics. Also included are discussions of Boswell's career, including his influence among gay and lesbian Christians and his role in academic debates between essentialists and social constructionists. Elegant and thought-provoking, this collection provides a fitting twenty-fifth anniversary tribute to the incalculable influence of Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality and its author.

Lady Chatterley S Legacy In The Movies

Author: Peter Lehman
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813548020
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"Peter Lehman and Susan Hunt have forcefully and brilliantly focused on a genre of film that desperately needed to be yanked out of the shadows into light."---Zalman King, filmmaker "Lehman and Hunt brilliantly track the legacy of Lady Chatterley's foudness for the `body guy' at the expense of the intellectual male in images of (improbable) penile penetration on film. In arguing that non-genital sexualities (and brains) offer better models than violent body masculinities, they productively challenge the anti-intellectualism of much visual culture today."---E. Ann Kaplan, author of Trauma Culture: The Politics of Terror and Loss in Media and Literature "An important, definitive book! Insightfully analyzing the `body guy' genre, the authors persuasively demonstrate the need for and value of a radical reassessment of the discourses previously used to talk about male and female sexual power and pleasure and their representation in film."---Robert Eberwein, author of Armed Forces: Masculinity and Sexuality in the American War Film A new "body guy" genre has emerged in film during the last twenty years--- a working-class man of the earth or bohemian artist awakens and fulfills the sexuality of a beautiful, intelligent woman frequently married or engaged to a sexually incompetent, educated, upper-class man. Lady chatterley's Legacy in the Movies relates a host of wide-ranging films to a literary tradition dating back to Lady Chatterley's Lover and an emerging body culture of our time. Through engaging and compelling narrative, the authors argue that the hero's body, lovemaking style, and penis---revealed through extensive male nudity---celebrate conformity to norms of masculinity and male sexuality. Simultaneously, these films denigrate the vital, creative, erotic world of the mind. Just when women began to compete successfully with men in the workplace, these movies unzipped the penis as the one thing women do not have but want and need for their fulfillment.

Anthropology The Human Challenge

Author: William Haviland
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495810843
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The well-known team of Haviland, Prins, Walrath, and McBride continue to provide students with a vivid, thought-provoking edition of ANTHROPOLOGY that emphasizes the interconnections of the world’s cultures and the relevance of the field of anthropology in their own lives. Known for its holistic, integrated approached to the four fields of anthropology, the book’s rich visual program and cohesive framework enable students to more easily understand the impact of biology and culture in shaping behaviors and beliefs, and gain real insight into the usefulness of anthropology for living and working in the globalized world of the 21st century. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Mythos And Logos In The Thought Of Carl Jung

Author: Walter A. Shelburne
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780887066931
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The author explores and defends the bold thesis that the idea of the collective unconscious can be reconciled with a scientific world outlook as he sketches a big picture from Jung's psychological viewpoint. In his examination of Jung's archetypes, Shelburne considers the chief critical views of the scientific import of Jung's thesis as he discusses the issue of rationality posed by the theory. There is also a discussion of how the ideas of James Hillman contrast with those of Jung on the issue of the scientific nature of archetypes. Shelburne presents scientific evidence for the existence of archetypes and shows how the theory fits in with modern evolutionary biology.

Cry To Heaven

Author: Anne Rice
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345396936
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Eighteenth-century Naples provides the setting for the pain, fears, resentments, desires, and triumphs of peasant-born Guido Maffeo and patrician-born Tonio Treschi, two castrati--mentor and angel-voiced student--who strive passionately to live full lives