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Author Penney, James, 1971-

Title The world of perversion : psychoanalysis and the impossible absolute of desire / James Penney
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 247 pages)
Series SUNY series in psychoanalysis and culture
SUNY series in psychoanalysis and culture.
Contents Part I: Epistemologies of perversion -- Perversity and perversion -- Perversion as power -- Perversion as structure -- Fetishism, sexual difference, homosexuality -- Worlds of perversion : a reader's guide -- Part II: Confessions of a medieval sodomite -- Meet Gilles de Rais -- The spectacle of perversion -- The tragedy of history -- An innocent transference -- Radically evil? -- The perverse sacrifice -- Part III: Cleopatra's nose -- Pascal's modernity -- The tragic absolute -- From sin to infinity -- Ideological state automatons -- A distracted dialectic -- Grace, or the act of faith -- Part IV: This whole world of perversion -- Dialogue and dialectic -- The cynical other -- A revolt against the negative -- Wealth and power -- Hysterical pantomime -- The beyond of perversion -- Part V: The guardian of criminal being -- Lacan contra Hegel -- Ethical beauty -- The real of destiny -- Pleasure unbound -- Suffering for beauty -- Artfully screwed -- Part VI: Concluding (un)queer-theoretical postscript -- Perversion and its discontents -- A dynamic perversion -- The minoritarian temptation -- Hysteria in the shadow of the state -- The paradox of desublimation -- The subject of sex
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-240) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Desire.
Sexual Behavior.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005019597
ISBN 0791467694 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
1429417358 (electronic bk.)
9781429417358 (electronic bk.)