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An Apartment on Uranus

Author: Paul B. Preciado | Reference: P4104 | ISBN: 978-1-913097-07-3

Recounts Preciado’s transformation from Beatriz into Paul B., and examines other processes of political, cultural and sexual transition.

Between the Body and the Flesh: Performing Sadomasochism

Author: Lynda Hart | Reference: P3721 | ISBN: 978-0231084031

Focusing on a variety of representations, the book stimulates discussions of s/m through the exploration of censorship in the arts, the fetishization of sexual paraphernalia, recombinations of class, race and sexuality, and the politics of psychoanalysis.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

The Anti-Social Family

Author: Michèle Barrett and Mary McIntosh | Reference: P3637 | ISBN: 9781781687598

Dissects the network of household, kinship and sexual relations that constitute the family form in advanced capitalist societies to show how they reinforce conditions of inequality. 

Gender Trouble

Author: Judith Butler | Reference: P3568 | ISBN: 978-0415389556

Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural, 'essential' notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, Butler starts by questioning the category 'woman' and continues in this vein with examinations of 'the masculine' and 'the feminine'.

The Avant-garde: Race, Religion, War

Author: Mike Sell | Reference: P3500 | ISBN: 978-1906497996

How have avant-gardes been shaped by racism and contributed to racist power and imperialism? How have the claims made by avant-garde political and artistic groups to liberate humanity been indebted to religious intolerance? And how has the vanguard commitment to radical cultural action contributed to war, terror, and destruction? 

In the Flow

Author: Boris Groys | Reference: P3042 | ISBN: 978-1784783501

Groys explores art in the age of the thingless medium, the internet. He claims that if the techniques of mechanical reproduction gave us objects without aura, digital production generates aura without objects, transforming all its materials into vanishing markers of the transitory present.

Performing Borders: A Study Room Guide on physical and conceptual borders within Live Art.

Leaky Bodies and Boundaries: Feminism, Postmodernism and (Bio)Ethics

Author: Margrit Shildrick | Reference: P3036 | ISBN: 978-0415146173

A feminist investigation into the marginalization of women within western discourse that denies female moral agency and embodiment.

Part of Live Art and Motherhood: A Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal (P3025).

The Archival Turn in Feminism: Outrage in Order

Author: Kate Eichhorn | Reference: P2430 | ISBN: 9781439909515

Exploring the potential of archiving, cataloguing and preservation in establishing new sites of feminist storytelling and political activism.