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Gothic Queer Culture

Artist/Author: Laura Westengard | Reference: P4053 | ISBN: 978-1-4962-1702-8 | Type: Publication

Using interdisciplinary cultural studies to examine the gothicism in queer art, literature, and thought the author argues that during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries a queer culture has emerged that challenges and responds to traumatic marginalization by creating a distinctly gothic aesthetic.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics

Artist/Author: Louis Chude-Sokei | Reference: P4016 | ISBN: 978-0819575777 | Type: Publication

Explores the histories of race and technology in a world made by slavery, colonialism, and industrialization. Beginning in the late nineteenth century and moving through to the twenty-first, the book argues for the dependent nature of those histories. 

Humankind: Solidarity with Non-Human People

Artist/Author: Timothy Morton | Reference: P3708 | ISBN: 978-1786631329 | Type: Publication

What is it that makes humans, human? As science and technology challenge the boundaries between life and non-life, between organic and inorganic, this ancient question is more timely than ever. 

Between the Body and the Flesh: Performing Sadomasochism

Artist/Author: Lynda Hart | Reference: P3721 | ISBN: 978-0231084031 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Michèle Barrett and Mary McIntosh | Reference: P3637 | ISBN: 9781781687598 | Type: Publication

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. 

Woman’s Estate

Artist/Author: Juliet Mitchell | Reference: P3636 | ISBN: 9781781687628 | Type: Publication

Combining the energy of the early seventies feminist movement with the perceptive analyses of the trained theorist, this is one of the most influential socialist feminist statements of its time.

Straight Sex: Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure

Artist/Author: Lynne Segal | Reference: P3635 | ISBN: 9781781687567 | Type: Publication

Examines an array of issues, including sex as a subversive activity, the “liberated orgasm,” sex advice literature, gender uncertainties, queer politics, anti-pornography campaigns and the rise of the moral right.
 

Gender Trouble

Artist/Author: Judith Butler | Reference: P3568 | ISBN: 978-0415389556 | Type: Publication

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'.

Solitary Pleasures

Editor: Marquard Smith | Reference: P3547 | ISBN: 978-0-9935611-6-0 | Type: Publication

Created to accompany the Solitary Pleasures exhibition at the Freud Museum, London in Spring 2018, this publication is a secret museum, a treasure trove of insightful and delightful drawings, sculptures, photographs, video stills, artefacts, performative gestures, and ephemera – as well as specially commissioned texts – on a subject at the heart of Freudian and post-Freudian sexuality, eroticism, and desire: masturbation.

The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

Artist/Author: Maggie Nelson | Reference: P3523 | ISBN: 978-0393343144 | Type: Publication

Questions whether or not focusing on representations of cruelty makes us cruel. In a journey through high and low culture, the visual to the verbal, and the apolitical to the political, Nelson offers a model of how one might balance strong ethical convictions with an equally strong appreciation for work that tests the limits of taste, taboo and permissibility.

To All Appearances: Ideology and Performance

Artist/Author: Herbert Blau | Reference: P3507 | ISBN: 978-0415013659 | Type: Publication

 The author's concerns – which include the social meaning of illusion and the cultural manifestation of power – take the reader from Eleanora Duse to Laurie Anderson; from the puppet theatre of Kleist to Kantor's theatre of the dead; and from the Kutiyattam temple dancers in Kerala to Womanhouse in Los Angeles.

Walking as Reading and Memory

Artist/Author: Rebekah Dean | Reference: P3273 | Type: Publication

Postcard book; presents a performative text of the 18 questions which appear in the diagnostic questionnaire of the adult ADHD Self-Report scale.

So Much Wasted: Hunger, Performance, and the Morbidity of Resistance

Artist/Author: Patrick Anderson | Reference: P2981 | ISBN: 978-0822348283 | Type: Publication

Anderson analyzes self-starvation as a significant mode of staging political arguments across the institutional domains of the clinic, the gallery, and the prison. 

Reading Room companion

Editor: Anna Faherty | Reference: P2902 | ISBN: 9780957028555 | Type: Publication

Consisting of a rare and valuable collection of diverse curiosities acquired by and for Henry Wellcome with a great variety of books: a compendium of inspiring and intriguing insights from Wellcome Collection and the Wellcome Library. 

Theatre and The Body

Artist/Author: Colette Conroy | Reference: P2883 | ISBN: 978-0230205437 | Type: Publication

Drawing on many examples from contemporary performance, this book is a provocative starting point for understanding the surprisingly complex relationship between theatre and the body. Foreword by Marina Abramovic.

The Routledge Reader in Gender and Performance

Editor: Lizbeth Goodman | Reference: P0004 | ISBN: 978-0415165839 | Type: Publication

Reviews ways in which sexuality has been explored and expressed in new forms of performance art and dance, women's contributions to theatre history, and how theatre has represented women over the centuries.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).