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Bad girls and sick boys : fantasies in contemporary art and culture

Author: Linda S Kauffman
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: David Cronenberg; J G Ballard
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda S Kauffman
ISBN: 0520210301 9780520210301 0520210328 9780520210325
OCLC Number: 37353783
Description: xii, 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contemporary art exhibitionists --
Cutups in beauty school --
Impolitic bodies: Race and desire --
Sex Work: Producing porn --
David Cronenberg's surreal abjection --
J.G. Ballard's atrocity exhibitions --
Criminal writing: John Hawkes and Robert Coover --
New inquisitions: Kathy Acker and William Vollmann --
Masked Passions: Meese, Mercy, and American Psycho.
Responsibility: Linda S. Kauffman.
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Turning the tables on the pornography debate, this is an analysis of taboo-shattering fiction, film and performance art. It investigates the role of fantasy in art, politics and popular culture and  Read more...

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