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Author Gajewska, Grazyna,
Title Eroticism of more- and other-than-human bodies : a study of the anthropology of things / Grazyna Gajewska ; translated by Szymon Nowak.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2020]

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Author Gajewska, Grazyna,
Subject Erotica.
Erotica -- Philosophy.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Focusing on non-human actors, Grazyna Gajewska expands the discussion of eroticism in contemporary culture by bringing in material culture, object studies, and "the anthropology of things." She sets out from the assumption that things (such as, for instance, attire, underwear, shoes, or jewelry) play an important role in arousing erotic imagination--they are genuine participants in the process, not mere signifiers of eroticism. Their use does not denote only undeniable facts of everyday life associated with functionality, the pragmatic or aesthetic aspect, but also contribute to the shaping of human emotions, fantasies and phantasms. In her study, Gajewska brings eroticism in contemporary culture to light through applying gender studies to new contexts--animals, robots, virtual worlds--even as she explores a new methodology, the anthropology of things.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 20, 2020).
Contents Chapter 1: Introduction: The dynamics of affects and experiences of the arch-non-human bodies -- Chapter 2: More-than-human Network of Relationality -- Chapter 3: Nature as a Phantasm of Culture -- Chapter 4: The Obsession of Artificial Bodies -- Chapter 5: The "Beloved" Objects -- Chapter 6. Conclusion.
ISBN 9783030540425 (electronic bk.)
3030540421 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-030-54042-5
OCLC # 1195447204
Additional Format Print version: 3030540413 9783030540418 (OCoLC)1159577622

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