Sex Object Book
Score: 3.5
From 309 Ratings

Sex Object

  • Author : Jessica Valenti
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062435101

Sex Object Excerpt :

New York Times Bestseller - An NPR Best Book of the Year “Sharp and prescient… The appeal of Valenti’s memoir lies in her ability to trace objectification through her own life, and to trace what was for a long time her own obliviousness to it…Sex Object is an antidote to the fun and flirty feminism of selfies and self-help.” — New Republic Author and Guardian US columnist Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for over a decade. Now, in a darkly funny and bracing memoir, Valenti explores the toll that sexism takes from the every day to the existential. Sex Object explores the painful, funny, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti’s adolescence and young adulthood in New York City, revealing a much shakier inner life than the confident persona she has cultivated as one of the most recognizable feminists of her generation. In the tradition of writers like Joan Didion and Mary Karr, this literary memoir is sure to shock those already familiar with Valenti’s work and enthrall those who are just finding it.

Woman as Sex Object Book
Score: 3
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Woman as Sex Object

  • Author : Thomas B. Hess
  • Publisher : London : Allen Lane
  • Release Date : 1973
  • Genre: Erotic art
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105036389836

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Philosophy of Love  Sex  and Marriage Book

Philosophy of Love Sex and Marriage

  • Author : Raja Halwani
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-05-26
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135149642

Philosophy of Love Sex and Marriage Excerpt :

How is love different from lust or infatuation? Do love and marriage really go together “like a horse and carriage”? Does sex have any necessary connection to either? And how important are love, sex, and marriage to a well-lived life? In this lively, lucid, and comprehensive textbook, Raja Halwani pursues the philosophical questions inherent in these three important aspects of human relationships, exploring the nature, uses, and ethics of romantic love, sexuality, and marriage. The book is structured in three parts: Love begins by examining how romantic love differs from other types of love, such as friendship and parental love. It asks which properties of love are essential, whether people have a choice in whom they love, and whether lovers have moral obligations to one another that differ from those they owe to others Sex demonstrates the difficulty in defining sex and the sexual, and examines what constitutes good and bad sex in terms of pleasure, 'naturalness', and moral permissibility. It offers theoretical and applied ethical approaches to a wide range of sexual phenomena Marriage traces the history of the institution, and describes the various forms in which marriage exists and the reasons why people marry. It also surveys accounts of why people should or should not marry, and introduces the main arguments for and against gay marriage. Features include: suggestions for further reading online eResource site with dowloadable discussion questions a clear, jargon-free writing style.

Le Deuxi  me Sexe Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Le Deuxi me Sexe

  • Author : Simone de Beauvoir
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 787
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679724513

Le Deuxi me Sexe Excerpt :

The classic manifesto of the liberated woman, this book explores every facet of a woman's life.

Sex Objects Book

Sex Objects

  • Author : Jennifer Doyle
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 0816645264

Sex Objects Excerpt :

The declaration that a work of art is “about sex” is often announced to the public as a scandal after which there is nothing else to say about the work or the artist-controversy concludes a conversation when instead it should begin a new one. Moving beyond debates about pornography and censorship, Jennifer Doyle shows us that sex in art is as diverse as sex in everyday life: exciting, ordinary, emotional, traumatic, embarrassing, funny, even profoundly boring. Sex Objects examines the reception and frequent misunderstanding of highly sexualized images, words, and performances. In chapters on the “boring parts” of Moby-Dick, the scandals that dogged the painter Thomas Eakins, the role of women in Andy Warhol's Factory films, “bad sex” and Tracey Emin's crudely evocative line drawings, and L.A. artist Vaginal Davis's pornographic parodies of Vanessa Beecroft's performances, Sex Objects challenges simplistic readings of sexualized art and instead investigates what such works can tell us about the nature of desire. In Sex Objects, Doyle offers a creative and original exploration of how and where art and sex connect, arguing that to proclaim a piece of art “about sex” reveals surprisingly little about the work, the artist, or the spectator. Deftly interweaving anecdotal and personal writing with critical, feminist, and queer theory, she reimagines the relationship between sex and art in order to better understand how the two meet-and why it matters. Jennifer Doyle is associate professor of English at the University of California, Riverside. She is coeditor, with Jonathan Flatley and Jos Esteban Muoz, of Pop Out: Queer Warhol.

Sex Objects Book

Sex Objects

  • Author : Eric Kroll
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Massage parlors
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 0891690166

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The Purity Myth Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

The Purity Myth

  • Author : Jessica Valenti
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010-02
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 9781458766755

The Purity Myth Excerpt :

The United States is obsessed with virginity - from the media to schools to government agencies. This panic is ensuring that young women's ability to be moral agents is absolutely dependent on their sexuality. Jessica Valenti, executive editor of and author of Full Frontal Feminism and Yes Means Yes, addresses this poignant issue in her latest book, The Purity Myth. Valenti argues that the country's intense focus on chastity is extremely damaging to young women. Through in depth analysis of cultural stereotypes and media messages, Valenti reveals that powerful messages - ranging from abstinence curriculum to ''Girls Gone Wild'' commercials - place a young woman's worth entirely on her sexuality. Morals are therefore linked purely to sexual behavior, as opposed to values like honesty, kindness, and altruism. Valenti approaches the topic head-on, shedding light on chastity in a historical context, abstinence-only education, pornography, and public punishments for those who dare to have sex, among other critical issues. She also offers solutions that pave the way for a future without a damaging emphasis on virginity, including a call to rethink male sexuality and reframing the idea of ''losing it.'' With Valenti's usual balance of intelligence and wit, The Purity Myth presents a powerful and revolutionary argument that girls and women, even in this day and age, are overly valued for their sexuality, and that this needs to stop.

Begging for Sex Book

Begging for Sex

  • Author : John Pepple
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2012-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781468574067

Begging for Sex Excerpt :

This book is a manifesto for shy males who are uncomfortable in the sexually aggressive role. That role specifies that men must make the advances, while women get to remain passive. For shy males, "gender equality" has been a cruel joke since not only do these roles still exist, the male role has been made even more annoying by the actions of feminists who have no idea what agonies shy men experience. This book promotes the elimination of these roles, which, despite what feminists believe, more men than women are in favor of. But this book is more than a manifesto, for it also presents a theory of gender that is neither traditionalist nor feminist. Social differences between men and women do not go back either to genes, or to dominance in men and submissiveness in women, but to sexual aggressiveness in men and passivity in women. A major implication of this theory is that male sexuality, which is seen as a big problem in sexual misconduct, is not the real culprit at all. It is aggressive sexuality that is the culprit. Ultimately, this book shows what gender equality from the "other side," from the male perspective, looks like.

Emails From the Year 2001 Book

Emails From the Year 2001

  • Author : Andreas Daniel Fogg
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2010-02-18
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 1450032214

Emails From the Year 2001 Excerpt :

Society’s interest in the preservation of persistent social problems; That society or cultures often have an unspoken, often unrecognized interest and some sort of gratification from the continued existence of most persistent and loudly decried social and economic even political problems. Since this appears to be the case, one way of attempting to solve such problems is to attempt to articulate or otherwise indicate which specific interests and needs are being served as a result of society’s ongoing inability to formulate or agree upon any specific course of legislation, policy making, or even some sort of specific discourse whose utilization might lay the groundwork for some sort of improvement. Consider the possibility that humanity might, while engaging in ever more efficient and less expensive modes of computerization and automation, effectively destroy real human economic activity. The possibility exists that as human “work” comes to be defined as ever less efficient and necessary for the production of goods and services, that real people will begin to be paid less and less. Eventually, however, humanity’s ability to purchase these ever more mechanized goods and services will begin to be seriously depleted. So that a point could theoretically arrive when a vast plethora of goods and services would be available for sale, however, the numbers of available purchasers would be constantly diminishing to the point where civility would begin to disappear, theft would become rampant. The scene would not be pretty.

Performance Anxieties Book

Performance Anxieties

  • Author : Ann Pellegrini
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-02-04
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135207632

Performance Anxieties Excerpt :

Performance Anxieties looks at the on-going debates over the value of psychoanalysis for feminist theory and politics--specifically concerning the social and psychical meanings of racialization. Beginning with an historicized return to Freud and the meaning of Jewishness in Freud's day, Ann Pellegrini indicates how "race" and racialization are not incidental features of psychoanalysis or of modern subjectivity, but are among the generative conditions of both. Performance Anxieties stages a series of playful encounters between elite and popular performance texts--Freud meets Sarah Bernhardt meets Sandra Bernhard; Joan Riviere's masquerading women are refigured in relation to the hard female bodies in the film Pumping Iron II: The Women; and the Terminator and Alien films. In re-reading psychoanalysis alongside other performance texts, Pellegrini unsettles relations between popular and elite, performance and performative.

Kraftwerk Book
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Pascal Bussy
  • Publisher : SAF Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 0946719705

Kraftwerk Excerpt :

Now into its fourth edition, this perennial bestseller has been updated and revised to coincide with the band’s 2004 World Tour. Kraftwerk’s influence and place in the annals of music history is ever growing. This is the first, and still the best, biography. Appearing in B-format for the first time, Bussy has included information about Kraftwerk’s first new album in 16 years.

Sex Tourism Book

Sex Tourism

  • Author : Michael C. Hall
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-07-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134646975

Sex Tourism Excerpt :

Sex Tourism examines the issues which emerge from sex worker-client interactions and from tourists visiting 'sex destinations'. It is a comprehensive summary of past research by academics and original primary and secondary research by the authors and has examples from Asia, Australasia and the USA. The authors have generated new models to show different dimensions of sex tourism, which normalise at least some components of the sex industry, and represent a new way of looking at sex tourism by challenging the preconceived perceptions that some people have of sex tourism or confirm the impression of others. Sex Tourism looks at issues of importance to those working in tourism, women's studies, gender studies and social change.

Comprehensive Handbook of Psychotherapy  Psychodynamic Object Relations Book

Comprehensive Handbook of Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Object Relations

  • Author : Jeffrey J. Magnavita
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2002-10-15
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9780471213192

Comprehensive Handbook of Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Object Relations Excerpt :

Now available in paperback. In this volume, different approaches to Psychodynamic/Object Relations approaches are examined. It covers the important issues in the field, with topics ranging from "psychodynamic psychotherapy with undergraduate and graduate students" to "a relational feminist psychodynamic approach to sexual desire" to "psychodynamic/object relations group therapy with shizophrenic patients."

The Sexual Relationship Book

The Sexual Relationship

  • Author : David E. Scharff
  • Publisher : Jason Aronson
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924067931497

The Sexual Relationship Excerpt :

Dr. David Scharff explores the role of sexuality in human relationships by combining his extensive experience in individual, marital, family, and sex therapy with theoretical contributions from object relations theory and child development.