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Masochism : the art of power

Author: Nick Mansfield
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How does the male masochist provide a metaphor for modern and postmodern power? Present orthodoxy understands masculine power as invested in unity, identity, presence and technology. In this provocative work, however, Mansfield challenges our fundamental assumptions about masculine power in the postmodern era. Utilizing representations of masochism in literature, psychopathology, philosophy and cultural theory, the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mansfield, Nick.
Masochism.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1997
(OCoLC)649065793
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Mansfield
ISBN: 0275957020 9780275957025
OCLC Number: 34984201
Description: xii, 111 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Masochism and Modernity: A Genealogy --
2. Masochism and the Sublime --
3. Masochism and the Total Subject --
4. The Negative Side of Transgression --
5. Masochism as Cultural Meaning.
Responsibility: Nick Mansfield.

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Through a study of the representations of masochism in literature, psychopathology, philosophy and cultural theory, this text challenges fundamental assumptions about masculine power in the  Read more...

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"Through an investigation of key modernist texts such as Joyce's Ulysses, Bataille's Story of the Eye, and Genet's Miracle of the Rose, [Mansfield] shows how masochism eludes the binary opposition of Read more...

 
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