A Myth Beyond the Phallus: Female Fetishism in Kathy Acker’s Late Novels

A Myth Beyond the Phallus: Female Fetishism in Kathy Acker’s Late Novels

1 Debates about female fetishism have now been happening for almost 2 decades now; but there is apparently up to now no opinion concerning the value of claiming this practice that is particular feminist politics.

Ever since Sarah Kofman’s recommendation that a reading that is derridean of 1927 essay could maybe perhaps not preclude the chance of feminine fetishism (133), “indecidability” has characterized nearly all try to theorize that training. Naomi Schor’s very early suspicion that feminine fetishism could be just the “latest and most delicate kind of penis envy” (371) will continue to haunt efforts to delimit a particularly feminine manifestation of a perversion commonly recognized, in psychoanalytic terms, become reserved for males. Subsequent efforts to “feminize” the fetish by Elizabeth Grosz, Emily Apter, and Teresa de Lauretis have actually reiterated Schor’s doubt in regards to the topic, and none have actually dispelled entirely the shadow of the doubt that is inaugural. Proponents of feminine fetishism may actually have held Baudrillard’s warning that is famous fetish discourse, and its own capacity to “turn against people who utilize it” (90), securely in your mind. „A Myth Beyond the Phallus: Female Fetishism in Kathy Acker’s Late Novels“ weiterlesen