Deleuze and Sex

Deleuze and Sex

by Frida Beckman (Editor)


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Applies Deleuze's philosophical ideas, such as the body-machine and becoming, to sex. These 12 new essays develop a fresh philosophical approach to the study of sex and sexuality as practice. The contributors pursue the restricting as well as the liberating force of sex in relation to a spread of themes and subjects including the limits of the human, bacteria, death, disability and animality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780748642601
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 08/07/2011
Series: Deleuze Connections
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Frida Beckman is postdoctoral researcher at the Link ping University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction: What is Sex?: An Introduction to the Sexual Philosophy Gilles Deleuze Frida Beckman 1

1 Alien Sex: Octavia Butler and Deleuze and Guattari's Polysexuality Ronald Bogue 30

2 Heterotica: The 1000 Tiny Sexes of Anaïs Nin Anna Powell 50

3 Haemosexuality Gretchen Riordan 69

4 Disability, Deleuze and Sex Daniel Goodley Rebecca Lawthom 89

5 Tongue and Trigger: Deleuze's Erotics of the Uncanny Cara Judea Alhadeff 106

6 (Hetero)sexing the Child: Hans, Alice and the Repressive Hypothesis Catherine Driscoll Carina Garland Anna Hickey-Moody 117

7 The 'Non-Human Sex' in Sexuality: 'What are Your Special Desiring-machines?' Gregg Lambert 135

8 Deleuze and Selfless Sex: Undoing Kant's Copernican Revolution Jeffrey A. Bell 153

9 A Preface to Pornotheology: Spinoza, Deleuze and the Sexing of Angels Charlie Blake 174

10 Encounters of Ecstasy Patricia MacCormack 200

11 Beyond Sexuality: Of Love, Failure and Revolutions Aislinn O'Donnell 217

Notes on the Contributors 238

Index 243

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