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A world made sexy : Freud to Madonna

Author: Paul Rutherford
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The cult of eroticism is a pervasive force in modern society, affecting almost every aspect of our daily lives. In this book, Paul Rutherford argues that this phenomenon is a product of one of the major commercial and political enterprises of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: the creation of desire - for sex, for wealth, and for entertainment." "A World Made Sexy examines museum exhibitions, art, books,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rutherford, Paul, 1944-
World made sexy.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007532172
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Rutherford
ISBN: 9781442685628 144268562X
OCLC Number: 654440372
Awards: Commended for Dorothy Lee Award 2008 - Media Ecology Association 2008 (Canada)
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 371 pages)
Contents: The Sex Museum --
History as Past Pornography --
The voyeur's gaze --
Liberation Theory --
The Radical Freud --
Reich's Sexual Revolution --
Marcuse's Utopia of Eros --The wisdom of Ernest Dichter --
The Erotic Sell --
The Secret Life of Salvidor Dali (1942) --
The Maidenform Woman --
The Early Playboy --
Fetish Barbie --
The Imagery of Pop Art --
Signs of Angst --
The Mechanical Bride (1951) --
The System of Objects (1968) --
Subliminal seduction (1973) --
Killing us softly (1979) --
The Erotics of Power --
The Bond Saga --
Madonna's Rise --
A Theatre of the Libido --
Erotic Trajectories --
Displays of Sin --
Fables of Lust --
Audiences and Impacts --
Sexy Posters.
Responsibility: Paul Rutherford.
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A World Made Sexy is about power and pleasure, emancipation and domination, and the relationship between the personal passions and social controls that have crafted desire.  Read more...


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'A World Made Sexy is a clear and Lucid account of how sex came to permeate popular culture in the late twentieth century. Rutherford demonstrates considerable expertise in advertising history; Read more...

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