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Kipnis, Laura

Overview
Works: 25 works in 119 publications in 8 languages and 4,663 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Producer, Director, Author of screenplay
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 2013 in 4 languages and held by 948 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
Bound and gagged : pornography and the politics of fantasy in America by Laura Kipnis( Book )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and German and held by 919 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
The female thing : dirt, sex, envy, vulnerability by Laura Kipnis( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 913 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 )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 730 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
Ecstasy unlimited : on sex, capital, gender, and aesthetics by Laura Kipnis( Book )
15 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A unique collection of essays on popular culture, politics, aesthetics, feminism, and postmodernism, along with complete scripts from three of Kipnis videotapes
Men : notes from an ongoing investigation by Laura Kipnis( Book )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 318 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"--
Hoe zet je jezelf te kijk : schandalen: hoe ontstaan ze en wat maakt ze zo aantrekkelijk by Laura Kipnis( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Onderzoek aan de hand van voorbeelden naar de functie van schandalen in het sociale leven en naar de betekenis ervan voor betrokkenen en toeschouwers
How to cause a scandal : adventures in bad behaviour by Laura Kipnis( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 31 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
Ecstasy unlimited the interpenetrations of sex and capital by Laura Kipnis( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 27 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
Marx the video (a politics of revolting bodies) ( Visual )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 27 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
A Man's woman ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a docudrama which analyzes the ideological and social implications of the antifeminist women's movement
Fan dui ai qing by Laura Kipnis( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 22 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
Your money or your life ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 15 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
Fan dui ai qing : na xie wai yu zhe jiao wo de shi by Ji pu ni si( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Liebe - eine Abrechnung by Laura Kipnis( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 8 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 3 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
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
This dissertation makes the argument that way to answer essentialism of one side is not to respond with another series of overarching theories of another stripe. This is a pragmatic approach to law, politics, and culture, and a portion of this dissertation also investigates the founders of pragmatism (William James, Charles Sanders Peirce, John Dewey, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.) and how their ideas have influenced and continue to shape the American intellectual landscape
Fat and culture by Laura Kipnis( )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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
 
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English (98)
Chinese (4)
German (3)
Dutch (3)
French (2)
Spanish (2)
Finnish (1)
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