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The Representation of Masochism and Queer Desire in Film and Literature (Hardcover)

Author: Mennel, Barbara

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This book connects the invention of masochism by turn-of-the-century sexologist Richard von Krafft-Ebing and writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch to its contemporary appropriation by gay and lesbian filmmakers. Krafft-Ebing conceived of masochism as a literary perversion and as a gendered affliction. Mennel compares central texts by Sacher-Masoch with Monika Treut''s film "Seduction: The Cruel Woman" and Kutlug Ataman''s film "Lola and Billy the Kid," negotiating contemporary feminist theory and queer studies organized around gender and sexuality, on the one hand, and the fetish and masquerade, on the other.

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Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
Mfg Part# 9781403979971
SKU 204182627
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1403979979
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0208
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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