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The Body's Perilous Pleasures: Dangerous Desires and Contemporary Culture

Edinburgh University Press
2000

The Body's Perilous Pleasures: Dangerous Desires and Contemporary Culture Overview

The Body's Perilous Pleasures provides a provocative engagement with the cultural exploitation of the body and its dangerous desires. Focusing on contemporary film and fiction ( Dead Ringers, Crash, The Crying Game, Romeo is Bleeding, The Exorcist, Damage, Heavenly Creatures, Sister My Sister, and vampire and cyborg novels), the volume examines the construction of the body within cultural production and as a cultural product itself. It explores the stormy relationship between pleasure and danger -- those overlapping forces so prevalent in Western culture -- as well as the borders that mark them as distinct.


The Body's Perilous Pleasures: Dangerous Desires and Contemporary Culture Table Of Content

Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Pt. I Identifying Risks
Ch. 1 After Mulvey: Male Erotic Objectification 13
Ch. 2 The Inside-out of Masculinity: David Cronenberg's Visceral Pleasures 30
Ch. 3 The Figure in Question: The Transvestite Character as a Narrative Strategy in The Crying Game 49
Ch. 4 'Til Death Us Do Part: Cinema's Queer Couples Who Kill 67
Pt. II Untold Risks
Ch. 5 The Monstrous Child 87
Ch. 6 Loving the Technological Undead: Cyborg Sex and Necrophilia in Richard Calder's Dead Trilogy 108
Ch. 7 Post-feminist Futures in Film Noir 126
Ch. 8 Blood is the Drug: Narcophiliac Vampires in Recent Women's Fiction 143
Pt. III Marked Risks
Ch. 9 Only Skin Deep? Tattooing, Piercing and the Transgressive Body 165
Ch. 10 Cicciolina and the Dynamics of Transgression and Abjection in Explicit Sex Films 188
Ch. 11 Symptoms of AIDS in Contemporary Film: Mortal Anxiety in an Age of Sexual Panic 210
Notes on Contributors 226
Index 229


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