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Deleuze and Sex

Edited by Frida Beckman

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Applies Deleuze's philosophical ideas, such as the body-machine and becoming, to sex

These 12 new essays develop a fresh philosophical approach to the study of sex and sexuality as practice. The contributors pursue the restricting as well as the liberating force of sex in relation to a spread of themes and subjects including the limits of the human, bacteria, death, disability and animality.

Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction-What is Sex: An Introduction to the Sexual Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, Frida Beckman
1. Alien Sex: Octavia Butler and Deleuze and Guattari's Polysexuality, Ronald Bogue
2. Heterotica: The 1000 Tiny Sexes of Anaïs Nin, Anna Powell
3. Haemosexuality, Gretchen Riordan
4. Disability, Deleuze, and Sex, Daniel Goodley and Rebecca Lawthom
5. Tongue and Trigger: Deleuze's Erotics of the Uncanny (Images and Statement), Cara Judea Alhadeff
6. (Hetero)sexing the child: Hans, Alice and the repressive hypothesis
Catherine Driscoll, Carina Garland and Anna Hickey-Moody
7. The 'Non-Human Sex' in Sexuality: 'What are Your Special Desiring-Machines, Gregg Lambert
8. Deleuze and Selfless Sex: Undoing Kant's Copernican Revolution, Jeffrey A. Bell
9. A Preface to Pornotheology: Spinoza, Deleuze, and the Sexing of Angels, Charlie Blake
10. Encounters of Ecstasy, Patricia MacCormack
11. Beyond Sexuality: of Love, Failure and Revolutions, Aislinn O'Donnell
Notes on the Contributors
Index.

About the Author

Frida Beckman is Professor of Comparative Literature at Stockholm University, Sweden. Her books include Control Culture: Foucault and Deleuze after Discipline (Edinburgh University Press, 2018) and Culture Control Critique: Allegories of Reading the Present (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2016). She has also published extensively on Deleuze, where her books include Gilles Deleuze: A Critical Life (Reaktion Books, 2017), Between Desire and Pleasure: A Deleuzian Theory of Sexuality (Edinburgh University Press, 2013) and the edited collection Deleuze and Sex (Edinburgh University Press, 2011).

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