Eroticism and the Body Politic (Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society) by Lynn Hunt
English | Sep. 1, 1990 | ISBN: 0801840279 | 252 Pages | PDF | 24 MB
By the end of the nineteenth century, women had become an undeniable force both in the public discussion of social life and in politics itself. Yet in art and literature women's bodies continued to be represented– and domesticated– by men. They were still more often the object of the artist's or writer's gaze than they were the subject of their own representing processes. The erotic potential of women's bodies, however, was far from a marginal concern in the elaboration of modern forms of politics, art, literature, and psychology.