This book argues that, during the last half of the nineteenth century, as a result of the increasing scope but diminished visibility of governmental and financial concentrations of power, western Account Options Anmelden. Meine Mediathek Hilfe Erweiterte Buchsuche. Jon Stratton. From the midth century onwards, the construction and representation of the body has been deeply implicated in the development of capitalist economies. This study reveals how the ideologies of state power and gender politics become literally embodied, through an analysis of literature, art and film. Using accounts of commodity and sexual fetishism outlined by Marx and Engels, the book traces the relationship between desire and consumption.
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The Desirable Body: Cultural Fetishism and the Erotics of Consumption - Jon Stratton - Google Books
In this powerful and insightful study, Jon Stratton looks at mannequins, gynoids, replicants and robots as indices of how we view modern bodies in a complex triangulation between simulation, spectacularisation and death. Read more Rating: not yet rated 0 with reviews - Be the first. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.
Proceeding from the theories of Marx, Freud, and Lacan, Stratton delineates the structures of consumerism and desire that, since around , have brought about the fetishization and spectacularization of the female and more recently the male body. Stratton ties spectacularization to the primacy of the visual, as evinced in grand expositions, photography, the cinema, and clandestine surveillance techniques. He examines the lolita complex--male desire for unsexed yet seductive adolescent females--in conjunction with a discussion of a historical tendency to attribute incestuous behavior to working-class but not middle-class fathers. He also explores female patterns of consumption from "shop till you drop" to anorexia and, concomitant with a more public homosexuality, the fetishization of the male body e.
I found that fetishism has become allied with the capitalist requirement to increase consumption, something which has become paramount to capitalism since the spread of mass production techniques in the early part of the twentieth century. Fetishism links to desire, and often moves into sexual desire, and is experienced in both genders. And also on the same page, there is a reference to a book called, Female Fetishism by Lorraine Gamman and Merja Makinen. Cultural fetishism is considered a way of life for some people.