What IS Sex?

Author: Alenka Zupancic

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262534134

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

View: 5585

Why sexuality is at the point of a "short circuit" between ontology and epistemology.

Lies mein Begehren

Lacan gegen die Historisten

Author: Joan Copjec

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783874100847


Page: 279

View: 6572

Short-Circuit and betrayal in child sexual abuse

Author: Madeline Bosio

Publisher: Maddalena Bosio

ISBN: 1987592948

Category: Psychology

Page: 76

View: 1859

The book describes a research in the field of child sex abuse. The intent is to point out specific aspects which will lead to a complete psychological recovery from trauma using the “Experiential Model” and moving back to the roots of the traumatic experience. The fact fostering a “total healing” is the individuation of the uncompleted “existential act”, interrupted at the moment of the “molesting act”. The specific aspect has to do with a “specific need” in the victim’s story.

Marriage Matters

Perspectives on the Private and Public Importance of Marriage

Author: Janice Crouse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351506765

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 5187

In Marriage Matters, Janice Shaw Crouse argues that marriage is a critical element in a free society and that society's most vulnerable communities, especially minorities and the poor, suffer the most from the nation's retreat from marriage. Crouse writes that marriage advances the public interest and we should create laws and policies that support rather than undermine it. She demonstrates both the public and private importance of marriage, and organizes her argument in a thoughtful and logical manner. Compared to other household arrangements, Crouse observes, marriage is by far the best for raising children and offers financial advantages as well. Writing about bullying, Crouse shows how the trend away from marriage has lead to poor child-rearing and to some of the nation's worst contemporary problems. In household arrangements with an absence of traditional fathers, the government has in some ways overtaken this role by creating social programs such as food stamps, Social Security, and Medicare. Social programs are but a small part of an effective solution. The groundwork for strong marriages and lasting relationships is examined in detail. Crouse then discusses the role of sex in marriages and the harmful influence of casual sex. The second half of the work shows how marriage matters to individuals (specifically to women and children) and depicts same-sex marriage as a threat to the institution. Other public policy issues affecting marriage are also explored.

His Master's Voice

Eine Theorie der Stimme

Author: Mladen Dolar

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518738569

Category: Philosophy

Page: 259

View: 8091

Die Stimme ist eines der flüchtigsten Dinge überhaupt und erweist sich doch als eines der komplexesten Phänomene. Dem slowenischen Philosophen und Kulturtheoretiker Mladen Dolar gelingt es, die vielfältigen Aspekte dieses Phänomens in einer einheitlichen Theorie zu bündeln, die systematische mit historischen Darstellungen verknüpft. Dabei eröffnet sich ein Feld, das kaum einen Aspekt der modernen Theorie unberücksichtigt lässt: die Linguistik, Physik und Metaphysik, die Ethik, Politik und Ästhetik der Stimme und nicht zuletzt die besonderen Stimmen bei Freud und bei Kafka kommen zu Wort.

Incontinence of the Void

Economico-Philosophical Spandrels

Author: Slavoj Žižek

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262036819

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

View: 5382

If the most interesting theoretical interventions emerge today from the interspaces between fields, then the foremost interspaceman is Slavoj Žižek. In Incontinence of the Void (the title is inspired by a sentence in Samuel Beckett's late masterpiece Ill Seen Ill Said), Žižek explores the empty spaces between philosophy, psychoanalysis, and the critique of political economy. He proceeds from the universal dimension of philosophy to the particular dimension of sexuality to the singular dimension of the critique of political economy. The passage from one dimension to another is immanent: the ontological void is accessible only through the impasses of sexuation and the ongoing prospect of the abolition of sexuality, which is itself opened up by the technoscientific progress of global capitalism, in turn leading to the critique of political economy. Responding to his colleague and fellow Short Circuits author Alenka Zupancic's What Is Sex?, Žižek examines the notion of an excessive element in ontology that gives body to radical negativity, which becomes the antagonism of sexual difference. From the economico-philosophical perspective, Žižek extrapolates from ontological excess to Marxian surplus value to Lacan's surplus enjoyment. In true Žižekian fashion, Incontinence of the Void focuses on eternal topics while detouring freely into contemporary issuesfrom the Internet of Things to Danish TV series.

Bisexual Women in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Dawn Atkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317992369

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 4009

Bisexual Women in the Twenty-First Century reflects the “brave new world” of bisexual women's lives through an eclectic collection of articles that typifies an ongoing feminist process of theory grounded in life experience. The book's broad scope addresses a “world” created in response to lesbian-feminism, homophobia within the mainstream women’s movement, and sexism within the gay rights movement. The book includes Carol Queen's memoirs of the swinging lesbian scene in the 1970s, a critical examination of Alice Walker's novel The Temple of My Familiar, and a look back at the controversy surrounding bisexual inclusion in the Northampton Lesbian and Gay Pride March in Massachusetts in the early 90s. Previous groundbreaking work on bisexuality had to focus on breaking the silence around bisexual invisibility. This collection works from that foundation to explore the complexities and histories of bisexual women's lives. Bisexual Women in the Twenty-First Century examines: tensions between lesbians and bisexual women the shifting place of bisexual women in society the use of skin color as a charged metaphor the inclusion of bisexuality into queer theory groundbreaking new work on bisexual youth the creative use of the “sacred whore” archetype Bisexual Women in the Twenty-First Century is an essential source of social and political critique, and a vital resource for anyone interested in the complex dynamics of human sexuality, regardless of sexual orientation.

Toward a New Psychology of Gender

A Reader

Author: Mary M. Gergen,Sara N. Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317795733

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

View: 2557

Drawn from a brilliant array of voices primarily from psychology, but also from other social sciences and humanities, this unique reader of creative and intellectually provocative essays investigates the social construction of gender. For the past several decades, those involved with the study of the psychology of women and gender have been struggling for recognition within the framework of psychology. This volume brings together the writings from psychology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, history, women's studies, education and sociology that critique mainstream thinking and exemplify new ways of creating inquiry.



Author: Karl Ove Knausgård

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 364110209X

Category: Fiction

Page: 1280

View: 5774

Die Rücksichtslosigkeit anderen – aber vor allem sich selbst gegenüber. Die Radikalität des Ansatzes. Die schwindelerregenden Wechsel zwischen kleinsten Details und großen Gedanken. Die essayistischen Passagen zu Themen der Kunst- und Literaturgeschichte. Und diesmal auch: die berührende Schilderung einer Krankheit und Ehekrise. In „Kämpfen“, dem fulminanten Abschluss des sechsbändigen autobiographischen Projektes von Karl Ove Knausgård, findet sich alles, was schon die ersten fünf Bände zu einem Ereignis machte, und geht noch einmal weit darüber hinaus. Geschrieben nach dem sensationellen Erfolg der Vorgängerbände in Norwegen, dem darauf folgenden Skandal auf Grund der Preisgabe von vermeintlich Intimem, radikalisiert Knausgård seine schonungslose Methode noch einmal und treibt sie bis zu einer äußersten Schmerzgrenze. Ein künstlerischer Triumph, ein Vordringen zum Kern des Menschlichen zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts.

The Hormone Cure

Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive and Vitality Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

Author: Sara Gottfried

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451666969

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 432

View: 5573

ALL TOO OFTEN WOMEN ARE TOLD that feeling moody, asexual, tapped out, dried up, stressed out, and sleep deprived is just a part of being female. Or they’re led to believe that the answer can be found only at the bottom of a bottle of prescription pills. Dr. Sara Gottfried, a Harvard-educated physician and nationally recognized, board-certified gynecologist, refuses to accept that being a woman means feeling overwhelmed or that popping pills is the new normal. In The Hormone Cure, she shares the unique hormone-balancing program that she has used to help thousands of women reclaim wellness, verve, and optimal health. Combining natural therapies with rigorous scientific testing and using an informative questionnaire to identify the common causes of hormonal imbalance, Dr. Gottfried provides an individualized plan in nonjudgmental and thoughtful language. Based on ten years’ study of cutting-edge medical research as a specialist in functional and integrative therapies, Dr. Gottfried’s three-tiered treatment strategy includes: •Supplements and targeted lifestyle changes that address underlying deficiencies •Herbal therapies that restore balance and optimize your body’s natural function • Bioidentical hormones— most available without a prescription The Hormone Cure is a groundbreaking book that demonstrates how balancing your hormones can cure underlying health issues and result in restored sleep, greater energy, improved mood, easy weight loss, increased productivity, and many more benefits. Dr. Sara Gottfried’s The Hormone Cure will transform your life.

The Neurotic Personality

Author: Gordon, R G

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136297065

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

View: 5948

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

How to Talk to Your Child About Sex

It's Best to Start Early, but It's Never Too Late -- A Step-by-Step Guide for Every Age

Author: Linda Eyre,Richard Eyre

Publisher: Golden Books Adult Publishing

ISBN: 1429973668

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 4478

Linda and Richard Eyre stress that it's never too soon-or too late-to start discussing sex and values with your children, and they've got proven strategies to make it easier. For parents who want to go beyond the birds and the bees talk, How to Talk to Your Child About Sex provides thoughtful, clear, specific guidance on when and, most important, how to help children begin to learn and understand sex, love, and commitment from the most positive viewpoint possible. Preliminary "as needed" talks with three-to eight-year-olds The age eight Big Talk Follow-up talks with eight-to thirteen-year-olds Behavior discussions and guidelines with eleven-to sixteen-year-olds Discussions of perspective and personal standards with fifteen-to nineteen-year-olds

Das andere Geschlecht

Sitte und Sexus der Frau

Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644051615

Category: Social Science

Page: 944

View: 8402

Das berühmte Standardwerk von Simone de Beauvoir. Die universelle Standortbestimmung der Frau, die aus jahrtausendealter Abhängigkeit von männlicher Vorherrschaft ausgebrochen ist, hat nichts an Gültigkeit eingebüßt. Die Scharfsichtigkeit der grundlegenden Analyse tritt in der Neuübersetzung noch deutlicher hervor.


Author: Slavoj Žižek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518584736

Category: Philosophy

Page: 444

View: 7354


The Definitive Text of "Junk"

Author: William S. Burroughs

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802194052

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 2679

Junk is not, like alcohol or a weed, a means to increased enjoyment of life. Junk is not a kick. It is a way of life. In his debut novel, Junky, Burroughs fictionalized his experiences using and peddling heroin and other drugs in the 1950s into a work that reads like a field report from the underworld of post-war America. The Burroughs-like protagonist of the novel, Bill Lee, see-saws between periods of addiction and rehab, using a panoply of substances including heroin, cocaine, marijuana, paregoric (a weak tincture of opium) and goof balls (barbiturate), amongst others. For this definitive edition, renowned Burroughs scholar Oliver Harris has gone back to archival typescripts to re-created the author's original text word by word. From the tenements of New York to the queer bars of New Orleans, Junky takes the reader into a world at once long-forgotten and still with us today. Burroughs’s first novel is a cult classic and a critical part of his oeuvre.

Sex, Machines and Navels

Fiction, Fantasy and History in the Future Present

Author: Fred Botting

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719056253

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 8626

Sex, machines and navels offers a rigorous critical re-reading of fictions of humanity, history, technology and postmodern culture. Taking psychoanalysis into cyberspace, the book develops an innovative theoretical perspective on the relationship between bodies and machines to offer a focused re-examination of notions of desire, metaphor, sexed identity and difference and the process of technological transformation. The book unravels one figure in a detailed, lucid and extensive revision of Lacanian psychoanalysis in association with postmodern theory, feminism and deconstruction. Problematising the easy conjunction of human bodies and inhuman technology, the navel opens into networks of desire, history, culture and machines. Linked to the unconscious, to jokes and dreams, navels appear on the bodies of replicants and in the technological matrix, a strange excess in a future imagined in terms of corporeal 'meat' or posthuman machine. Exploring the significance of this omphalic excess, the book closely postmodern and cyberpunk texts (by Thomas Pynchon, Graham Swift, Julian Barnes, William Gibson, Rudy Rucker) alongside detailed readings of contemporary cultural critics and theorists. Presenting an informative and original exploration of cultural fantasies and anxieties, Sex, machines and navels will appeal to teachers, researchers and advanced students in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Primary Science

Knowledge and Understanding

Author: Jenny Kennedy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134525869

Category: Education

Page: 228

View: 7892

Many primary school teachers feel that they do not have sufficient knowledge or understanding of scientific subjects, simply because they are not science specialists. Written in clear jargon free style, this book takes a step-by-step approach to all the topics of the National Curriculum for science at Key Stages 1 and 2. Throughout, it gives useful illustrations and real life examples to demonstrate the ideas being raised.