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Between Desire and Pleasure: A Deleuzian Theory of Sexuality

Frida Beckman

Abstract

Mapping both historical and contemporary configurations of the sexual body along with its functions and sensations, this book identifies disabling conceptions and constructions of pleasure while also searching for the possibility of claiming sexual pleasure as a constructive and politically enabling notion today. In the face of the way in which Deleuze’s theory of desire builds on a rejection of the usefulness of pleasure, this book works to construct a Deleuzian theory of sexuality that is inclusive of pleasure. Intervening into contemporary fields of research including posthumanist-, disabil ... More

Keywords: Deleuze, Sexuality, Desire, Pleasure, Body, Foucault, Feminism, Posthumanism, Disability, Psychoanalysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780748645923
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645923.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frida Beckman, author
Linkoping University