Eroticism of More- and Other-than-Human Bodies

A Study of the Anthropology of Things

Authors: Gajewska, Grażyna

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  • Applies the new framework of the “anthropology of things” to eroticism, gender, and sexuality
  • Considers non-human actors (objects) as not merely signifiers, but active “performers” in shaping human emotions
  • Relevant for humanists (gender studies, sexuality, and eroticism), social scientists (cultural anthropology, contemporary anthropology, and new media studies) as well as methodological researchers in non-anthropocentric fields (posthumanism, transhumanism)
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Focusing on non-human actors, Grażyna Gajewska expands the discussion of eroticism in contemporary culture by bringing in material culture, object studies, and “the anthropology of things.” She sets out from the assumption that things (such as, for instance, attire, underwear, shoes, or jewelry) play an important role in arousing erotic imagination—they are genuine participants in the process, not mere signifiers of eroticism. Their use does not denote only undeniable facts of everyday life associated with functionality, the pragmatic or aesthetic aspect, but also contribute to the shaping of human emotions, fantasies and phantasms. In her study, Gajewska brings eroticism in contemporary culture to light through applying gender studies to new contexts—animals, robots, virtual worlds—even as she explores a new methodology, the anthropology of things.

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Grażyna Gajewska is Professor of Literature at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland. Her research centers on the methodology of humanistic anthropology, interdisciplinary methods for analyzing contemporary culture, multi- and metaculturalism, gender studies, transhumanist studies, and post-humanist approaches.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Eroticism of More- and Other-than-Human Bodies
Book Subtitle
A Study of the Anthropology of Things
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-54042-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-54042-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-54041-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-54044-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 208
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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