The Resource The desirable body : cultural fetishism and the erotics of consumption, Jon Stratton

The desirable body : cultural fetishism and the erotics of consumption, Jon Stratton

Label
The desirable body : cultural fetishism and the erotics of consumption
Title
The desirable body
Title remainder
cultural fetishism and the erotics of consumption
Statement of responsibility
Jon Stratton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • From the mid-nineteenth century onwards the construction and representation of the body has been deeply implicated in the development of capitalist economies. Stratton reveals how the ideologies of state power and gender politics become literally embodied, through an analysis of literature, art and film. Using the accounts of commodity and sexual fetishism outlined by Marx and Freud, Stratton traces the complex relationship between desire and consumption. Man-made female bodies, from the animated doll in E.T.A. Hoffman's famous story, The Sandman, to the 1974 horror movie, The Stepford Wives, have exerted a strong hold over the modern imagination, oscillating between disgust and desire. As well as the changing image of the beautiful female body, Stratton looks at the more recent commodification of male bodies as presented in fashion magazines and by film stars such as Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • In this powerful and insightful study, Jon Stratton looks at mannequins, gynoids, replicants and robots as indices of how we view modern bodies in a complex triangulation between simulation, spectacularisation and death
Action
committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
IAY
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stratton, Jon
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HM636
  • GT495
LC item number
  • .S77 1996
  • .S77 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human body
  • Popular culture
  • Sex symbolism
  • Corps humain
  • Sexualité dans la culture populaire
  • Fétichisme (Psychanalyse)
  • Symbolisme sexuel
  • Human body
  • Popular culture
  • Sex symbolism
  • Lichamelijke aantrekkelijkheid
  • Culturele invloeden
  • Erotiek
Label
The desirable body : cultural fetishism and the erotics of consumption, Jon Stratton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Commodity fetishism and cultural fetishism -- 2. Cultural fetishism, photography, and death -- 3. The spectacularisation of the female body -- 4. The fetishisation of the male body -- 5. The phallicised female body and its consumption -- 6. The spectacularisation of the male body -- 7. Man-made women
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9780719047015
Lccn
00712449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35522873
  • (OCoLC)ocm35522873
Label
The desirable body : cultural fetishism and the erotics of consumption, Jon Stratton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Commodity fetishism and cultural fetishism -- 2. Cultural fetishism, photography, and death -- 3. The spectacularisation of the female body -- 4. The fetishisation of the male body -- 5. The phallicised female body and its consumption -- 6. The spectacularisation of the male body -- 7. Man-made women
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9780719047015
Lccn
00712449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35522873
  • (OCoLC)ocm35522873

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