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Bad girls and sick boys : fantasies in contemporary art and culture

Author
Kauffman, Linda S., 1949-
Title
Bad girls and sick boys : fantasies in contemporary art and culture / Linda S. Kauffman.
Format
Book
Published
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, c1998.
Description
xii, 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
URL
<ACLS Humanities E-Book> http://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.08020
<Table of contents> http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=008315740&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-302) and index.
Also issued online.
Contents
  • Contemporary art exhibitionists
  • Cutups in beauty school
  • Impolitic bodies: Race and desire
  • Sex Work: Producing porn
  • David Cronenberg's surreal abjection
  • J.G. Ballard's atrocity exhibitions
  • Criminal writing: John Hawkes and Robert Coover
  • New inquisitions: Kathy Acker and William Vollmann
  • Masked Passions: Meese, Mercy, and American Psycho.
Summary
Bad Girls and Sick Boys turns the pornography debate on its head by posing new questions: What is fantasy? What fantasies circulate throughout popular culture, in the media, and on the Right? What function does the avant-garde have in a culture that co-opts every subversive act? How are novelists, filmmakers, and performance artists using technology and the human body to map the fin-de-millennium environment that already envelops us?
Subject headings
Cronenberg, David, 1943-
Ballard, J. G.,--1930-
Kinsey subjects
Art--20th century.
ISBN
0520210301 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780520210301 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520210328 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780520210325 (pbk. : alk. paper)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
701 K28 b2 1998
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Kinsey Institute