An edition of Overexposed (1988)

Overexposed

Perverting Perversions

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An edition of Overexposed (1988)

Overexposed

Perverting Perversions

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A report on the administration of deviant desire in specialized clinics that documents the way our postmodern society exposes sexuality to the point of overexposure.

The most perverse perversions are not always those one would expect. Originally conceived as an American update to Foucault's History of Sexuality, Overexposed is even more outrageous and thought-provoking today than it was twenty years ago when first published by a commercial publisher. By a strange reversal, rather than being punished, deviant desire now is administrated in specialized clinics under medical supervision. Sexual excess is being turned into a "boredom therapy" claiming to rid patients of their own desires by forcing them to indulge them past the point of satiety. But are perversions still perverse when they are vindicated unconditionally? At once clinical, bewildering, and deeply poignant, Overexposed shows how science can pervert itself by identifying too closely with its object. This insider's exposition of controversial cognitive behavioral methods (carried out with instruments straight out of A Clockwork Orange—penile transducer? pupillometer?) is a hallucinatory document on the manner in which our postmodern society exposes sexuality to the point of overexposure—in order to exterminate it.

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English
Pages
213

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Cover of: Overexposed
Overexposed: Perverting Perversions
April 27, 2007, Semiotext(e), Distributed by the MIT Press
Paperback in English
Cover of: Overexposed
Overexposed
1990, Paladin
Paperback in English
Cover of: Overexposed
Overexposed: Treating Sexual Perversion in America
1988, Pantheon Books, Pantheon
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Published in
Los Angeles, USA, Cambridge, USA
Series
Semiotext(e) foreign agents series

Classifications

Library of Congress
HQ72.U53 L68 2007, RC556

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
213p.
Number of pages
213

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL18294369M
Internet Archive
overexposedperve0000lotr
ISBN 10
1584350458
ISBN 13
9781584350453
LCCN
2007276285
OCLC/WorldCat
81453379
Library Thing
1466171
Amazon ID (ASIN)
B001PBAQE8
Better World Books
BWB30744688
Goodreads
810638

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