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Kipnis, Laura

Overview
Works: 24 works in 123 publications in 8 languages and 4,986 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction films  History 
Roles: Author, Producer, Author of introduction, Author of screenplay, Director
Classifications: HQ806, 305.42
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Laura Kipnis
Against love : a polemic by Laura Kipnis( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Against Love examines the meaning and cultural significance of adultery, arguing that perhaps the question concerns not only the private dilemma of whether or not to be faithful but also the purpose of this much-vaunted fidelity. It offers no easy answers. Rather, it intends to engage you in a commonsensical and brave examination of the plight of the modern personality, caught between the vicissitudes of desire and the decrees of social conformity."--Jacket
The female thing : dirt, sex, envy, vulnerability by Laura Kipnis( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Breathing new life into age-old questions, each of the four chapters of "The Female Thing" takes a hot-button issue of feminism and femininity and turns the usual story around."--Jacket
How to become a scandal : adventures in bad behavior by Laura Kipnis( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delivering virtuoso analyses of four paradigmatic cases, Laura Kipnis examines contemporary downfall sagas to lay bare the American psyche: what we desire, what we punish, and what we disavow
Bound and gagged : pornography and the politics of fantasy in America by Laura Kipnis( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and German and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bound and Gagged will completely change the terms of the pornography debate. Laura Kipnis challenges the position that porn perpetuates misogyny and hate crimes, arguing that porn isn't just about gender and that fantasy doesn't necessarily constitute intent. She opens with the chilling case of Daniel DePew, a men convicted - in the first nationwide computer bulletin board entrapment case - of conspiring to make a snuff film and sentenced to thirty-three years in prison for merely trading kinky sexual fantasies with two undercover cops. Using this textbook example of social hysteria as a springboard, Kipnis argues that criminalizing fantasy - even perverse and unacceptable fantasy - has dire social consequences. She explores the entire spectrum of pornography, arguing that its themes and messages are as richly complex and nuanced as the most "respectable" forms of culture. She reveals Larry Flynt's Hustler to be one of the most politically outspoken and class-antagonistic magazines in the country, and she shows how fetishists such as fat admirers challenge our aesthetic prejudices and socially sanctioned disgust. Kipnis demonstrates that the porn industry - whose multibillion-dollar annual revenues rival those of the three major television networks combined - knows precisely how to tap into our culture's deepest anxieties and desires, and that this knowledge, more than all the naked bodies, is what guarantees its vast popularity. Pornography is too deeply wedded to our culture ever to be eradicated
Men : notes from an ongoing investigation by Laura Kipnis( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's no secret that men often behave in mystifying ways, but in recent years we've witnessed so many spectacular public displays of male excess--indecent politicians, sleazy academics, philandering sports stars--that we're left to wonder whether something has come unwired in the collective male psyche. In the essays collected here, Kipnis revisits the archetypes of wayward masculinity that have captured her imagination over the years: the scumbag, the con man, the critic, the obsessive, cheaters, and many others. Examining men who have figured in her own life alongside the more notorious public examples, she draws out the masculine angst and sexual contradictions implicit in the erratic conduct of each. Far from the reactions of condescension and scorn that habitually greet such characters, Kipnis finds that they provoke in her complicated forms of sympathy and identification. Pushing past the usual cliche about differences between the sexes, Kipnis mixes intellectual rigor and careful analysis to give us an honest and compelling survey of the affinities, jealousies, longings, and erotics that structure the male-female bond"--
Ecstasy unlimited : on sex, capital, gender, and aesthetics by Laura Kipnis( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fan dui ai qing by Laura Kipnis( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Against Love examines the meaning and cultural significance of adultery, arguing that perhaps the question concerns not only the private dilemma of whether or not to be faithful but also the purpose of this much-vaunted fidelity. It offers no easy answers. Rather, it intends to engage you in a commonsensical and brave examination of the plight of the modern personality, caught between the vicissitudes of desire and the decrees of social conformity."--BOOK JACKET of Eng version
Marx the video (a politics of revolting bodies)( Visual )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A docudrama which analyzes the power of psychocultural stress on the human body. Letters from Karl Marx to Engels are used to describe Marx's carbuncle disease
Ecstasy unlimited the interpenetrations of sex and capital by Laura Kipnis( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A montage of skits, songs, and narrated film clips depicting the close connections of economic, political, and social systems with sexuality. Specifically, the film discusses how a capitalist society, the United States, can shape the way we view sex and sexuality
A Man's woman( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a docudrama which analyzes the ideological and social implications of the antifeminist women's movement
How to cause a scandal : adventures in bad behaviour by Laura Kipnis( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We all relish a good scandal - the larger the figure (governor, judge) and more shocking the particulars (diapers, cigars), the better. But why do people feel compelled to act out their tangled psychodramas on the national stage, and why do we so enjoy watching them, hurling our condemnation while savouring every lurid detail? With 'pointed daggers of prose' (The New Yorker), Laura Kipnis examines contemporary downfall sagas to lay bare our psyche: what we desire, what we punish, and what we disavow. She delivers virtuoso analyses of four paradigmatic cases: a lovelorn astronaut, an unhinged
Your money or your life( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the economic roots of racism and urban crime in the United States through the use of dramatic monologues and music
Contro l'amore by Laura Kipnis( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liebe - eine Abrechnung by Laura Kipnis( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American honeymoon: Free speech, pragmatism, and American performance in the late 20th century by Stephen Nunns( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Constitutional right to free expression has become one of the defining aspects of the American identity during the 20th century---speech (in all of its manifestations) equals freedom (in all of its appearances). In this way, artists are articulating a major theme in the American experience. However, the idea of human rights is relatively new, and the idea that they apply to everyone is a particularly recent concept
Ecstasy unlimited : the interpenetrations of sex, capital, gender, and aesthetics by Laura Kipnis( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artificial mythologies : a guide to cultural invention by Craig J Saper( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this exhilarating guide, Craig J. Saper takes us on an eye-opening tour of the process of cultural invention--willfully entertaining foolish, absurd, even fake, solutions as a way of reaching new perspectives on cultural problems. Saper deploys this method to reveal unsuspected connections among major cultural issues, such as urban decay, the dangers of television's power, family values, and conservative criticism of higher education
Ecstasy unlimited the interpretations of sex and capital( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Looks at sex as a commodity, and the way that modern capitalism has affected and influenced human sexual behaviour
Fat and culture by Laura Kipnis( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Contra el amor by Laura Kipnis( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The female thing : dirt, sex, envy, vulnerability
Alternative Names
Laura Kipnis American academic

Laura Kipnis sociologa, saggista e critica d'arte statunitense

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The female thing : dirt, sex, envy, vulnerabilityHow to become a scandal : adventures in bad behaviorBound and gagged : pornography and the politics of fantasy in AmericaEcstasy unlimited : on sex, capital, gender, and aestheticsFan dui ai qingHow to cause a scandal : adventures in bad behaviourEcstasy unlimited : the interpenetrations of sex, capital, gender, and aesthetics