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Erotic Welfare : Sexual Theory and Politics in the Age of Epidemic - Judith Butler

Erotic Welfare

Sexual Theory and Politics in the Age of Epidemic

By: Judith Butler (Editor), Maureen MacGrogan (Editor)

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Published: 10th November 1992
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The emergence of AIDS in contemporary culture has not only produced a vast discourse on the disease but has provoked an anxious proliferation of sites of erotic danger. In Erotic Welfare , Linda Singer argues that we are currently living in an "age of epidemic", fueled by a "panic logic" in which contemporary discourse on sexuality and on a variety of social problems - teenage pregnancy, prostitution, and drug addiction, have come to replicate the discourse of contagion. Singer traces the effects of epidemic on the growth of regulatory mechanisms for the control of sexuality, and explores the ways this development has affected women's efforts to secure reproductive freedom; the construction of femininity within the media; and efforts to displace the hegemony of the nuclear family in the cultural imaginary. Her work forms a trenchant critique of sexuality in an age of discipline, where bodies and their pleasures have become dense sites of regulatory power.

Erotic Welfare Editor's Introduction
Author's Introduction
Sex and Logic of Late Capitalism
Disciplining Pleasures
Regulating Women in the Age of Sexual Epidemic
Reproductive Regulations
Hospitalization and AIDS
Selected Writings
Bodies, Pleasures -- Powers
Defusing the Canon
True Confessions
Interpretation and Retrieval: Rereading Beauvoir
Just Say No: Repression, Anti-Sex and the New Film
Feminism and Postmodernism
Index
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ISBN: 9780415902021
ISBN-10: 0415902029
Series: THINKING GENDER
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 10th November 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1