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Reading from behind : a cultural analysis of the anus

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    2016
    Summary:

    In a resolute deviation from the governing totality of the phallus, Reading from Behind offers a radical reorientation of the anus and its role in the collective imaginary. It exposes what is deeply hidden in our cultural production, and challenges the authority of paranoid, critical thought. A beautiful work that invites us beyond the rejection of phallocentricism, to a new way of being and thinking about sex, culture and identity. --

    Contents:
    • Introduction: No wrong doors: an entryway
    • Anal theory, or reading from behind
    • Orienting virginity
    • Topping from the bottom: Anne Tenino's Frat Boy and Toppy
    • Orienting Brokeback Mountain
    • Spanking colonialism
    • Unlocking Delmira Agustini's "El Intruso"
    • Shameful matrophilia in Doña Herlinda y su hijo
    • Vengeful Vidal.
    Original Publisher: London, UK, Zed Books
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781783607549
    Collection(s)/Series: Saskatchewan Books 2018