Figures of Ill Repute - PB
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Figures of Ill Repute - PB

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ISBN-13:
9780822319474
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.05.1997
Seiten:
352
Autor:
Charles Bernheimer
Gewicht:
590 g
Format:
235x156x25 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Discusses how the representations of the sexually available woman express male ambivalence about desire, money, class, and the body. Interweaving textual analysis with historical anecdote and theoretical speculation, this work demonstrates how the formal properties of art can serve strategically to control fantasies about female sexual power.
Ubiquitous in the streets and brothels of nineteenth-century Paris, the prostitute was even more so in the novels and paintings of the time. Charles Bernheimer discusses how these representations of the sexually available woman express male ambivalence about desire, money, class, and the body. Interweaving close textual analysis with historical anecdote and theoretical speculation, Bernheimer demonstrates how the formal properties of art can serve strategically to control anxious fantasies about female sexual power. Drawing on methods derived from cultural studies, psychoanalysis, social history, feminist theory, and narrative analysis, this interdisciplinary classic (available now for the first time in paperback) was awarded Honorable Mention in 1990 for the James Russell Lowell prize awarded by the Modern Language Association for the best book of criticism.