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Overexposed : Perverting Perversions (Paperback)

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The most perverse perversions are not always those one would expect. Originally conceived as an American update to Foucault's "History of Sexuality," "Overexposed" is even more outrageous and thought-provoking today than it was twenty years ago when first published by a commercial publisher. By a strange reversal, rather than being punished, deviant desire now is administrated in specialized clinics under medical supervision. Sexual excess is being turned into a "boredom therapy" claiming to rid patients of their own desires by forcing them to indulge them past the point of satiety. But are perversions still perverse when they are vindicated unconditionally? At once clinical, bewildering, and deeply poignant, "Overexposed" shows how science can pervert itself by identifying too closely with its object. This insider's exposition of controversial cognitive behavioral methods (carried out with instruments straight out of "A Clockwork Orange"--penile transducer? pupillometer?) is a hallucinatory document on the manner in which our postmodern society exposes sexuality to the point of overexposure--in order to exterminate it.

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Publisher Semiotext
Mfg Part# 9781584350453
SKU 203513819
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1584350458
Release Date 5/15/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 22
Number of Pages 0213
Publisher Semiotext(e)
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