9780691015903-0691015902-Lustmord

Lustmord

ISBN-13: 9780691015903
ISBN-10: 0691015902
Edition: Reprint
Author: Tatar, Maria
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 213 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780691015903
ISBN-10: 0691015902
Edition: Reprint
Author: Tatar, Maria
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 213 pages

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Acknowledged authors Tatar, Maria wrote Lustmord comprising 213 pages back in 1997. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0691015902 and 9780691015903. Since then Lustmord textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In a book that confronts our society's obsession with sexual violence, Maria Tatar seeks the meaning behind one of the most disturbing images of twentieth-century Western culture: the violated female corpse. This image is so prevalent in painting, literature, film, and, most recently, in mass media, that we rarely question what is at stake in its representation. Tatar, however, challenges us to consider what is taking place-both artistically and socially-in the construction and circulation of scenes depicting sexual murder. In examining images of sexual murder (Lustmord), she produces a riveting study of how art and murder have intersected in the sexual politics of culture from Weimar Germany to the present. Tatar focuses attention on the politically turbulent Weimar Republic, often viewed as the birthplace of a transgressive avant-garde modernism, where representations of female sexual mutilation abound. Here a revealing episode in the gender politics of cultural production unfolds as male artists and writers, working in a society consumed by fear of outside threats, envision women as enemies that can be contained and mastered through transcendent artistic expression. Not only does Tatar show that male artists openly identified with real-life sexual murderers-George Grosz posed as Jack the Ripper in a photograph where his model and future wife was the target of his knife-but she also reveals the ways in which victims were disavowed and erased. Tatar first analyzes actual cases of sexual murder that aroused wide public interest in Weimar Germany. She then considers how the representation of murdered women in visual and literary works functions as a strategy for managing social and sexual anxieties

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