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Sex museums : the politics and performance of display

Author: Jennifer Tyburczy
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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All museums are sex museums. In 'Sex Museums', Jennifer Tyburczy takes a hard look at the formation of Western sexuality, particularly how categories of sexual normalcy and perversity are formed - and asks what role museums have played in using display as a technique for disciplining sexuality.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tyburczy, Jennifer.
Sex museums
(DLC) 2015017765
(OCoLC)907196561
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Tyburczy
ISBN: 9780226315386 022631538X
OCLC Number: 930602607
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 286 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface: "A fire in my belly" --
Introduction: sex and display --
Hard-core collecting and erotic exhibitionism --
Nudes and Nazis; or, surveying sex through violence in museums --
Warning: dissident sex in museums --
Touring the sex museum --
Exhibiting the sexual modern --
Queer curatorship --
Coda: when sex museums fail.
Responsibility: Jennifer Tyburczy.

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All museums are sex museums. In 'Sex Museums', Jennifer Tyburczy takes a hard look at the formation of Western sexuality, particularly how categories of sexual normalcy and perversity are formed - and asks what role museums have played in using display as a technique for disciplining sexuality.

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"The book is a dynamic and compelling study of the wide-ranging modalities in which sex has been displayed in the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries. Tyburczy joins writers, methods, theories, and Read more...

 
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