Profit and Pleasure: Sexual Identities in Late Capitalism

Profit and Pleasure: Sexual Identities in Late Capitalism

by Rosemary Hennessy
     
 

Drawing on an international range of examples, from Che Guevarra to "The Crying Game," Profit and Pleasure leads the discussion of sexuality to a consideration of material reality and the substance of men and women's everyday lives.See more details below

Overview

Drawing on an international range of examples, from Che Guevarra to "The Crying Game," Profit and Pleasure leads the discussion of sexuality to a consideration of material reality and the substance of men and women's everyday lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415924269
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/24/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

1. Setting the Terms 2. The Matrial of Sex 3. Cultural Studies, Commodity Logic, New Sexual Subjects 4. Queer Visibility in Commodity Culture 5. Ambivalence as Alibi: Reading The Crying Game 6. Desire as a Class Act: Lesbian in Late Capitalism 7. Identity, Need, and

the Making of Revolutionary Love Works Cited Index

intervene into the conditions of their lives (Frigga Haug, author of Female Sexualization and Beyond Female Masochism)

with postmodern queer theory and politics with incisive criticisms of Althusser, Williams, Butler and De Lauretis. Unlike some books which do not connect to practice, she sketches a radical collective politics that provides a plausible alternative to the theories she critiques (Ann

Ferguson, University of Massachusetts)

author of Radical Representations: Politics and Form in U.S. Proletarian Fiction, 1929-1941)

Pleasure a necessary tool in rethinking the intimacies between capitalism and sex (Robyn Wiegman, Director, Women's Studies, University of California, Irvine)

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