Bad Girls and Sick Boys: Fantasies in Contemporary Art and Culture / Edition 1

Bad Girls and Sick Boys: Fantasies in Contemporary Art and Culture / Edition 1

by Linda S. Kauffman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520210328

ISBN-13: 9780520210325

Pub. Date: 10/01/1998

Publisher: University of California Press

Bad Girls and Sick Boys turns the pornography debate on its head by posing new questions: What is fantasy? What fantasies circulate throughout popular culture, in the media, and on the Right? What function does the avant-garde have in a culture that co-opts every subversive act? How are novelists, filmmakers, and performance artists using technology and the human body…  See more details below

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Bad Girls and Sick Boys turns the pornography debate on its head by posing new questions: What is fantasy? What fantasies circulate throughout popular culture, in the media, and on the Right? What function does the avant-garde have in a culture that co-opts every subversive act? How are novelists, filmmakers, and performance artists using technology and the human body to map the fin-de-millennium environment that already envelops us?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520210325
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Prologue1
Pt. 1Performance for the Twenty-First Century
1Contemporary Art Exhibitionists19
2Cutups in Beauty School50
Pt. 2Visceral Cinema
3Impolitic Bodies: Race and Desire83
4Sex Work: Producing Porn101
5David Cronenberg's Surreal Abjection115
Pt. 3Arresting Fiction
6J.G. Ballard's Atrocity Exhibitions149
7Criminal Writing: John Hawkes and Robert Coover193
8New Inquisitions: Kathy Acker and William Vollmann208
9Masked Passions: Meese, Mercy, and American Psycho228
Epilogue261
Notes271
Index303

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