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The Resource Idols of perversity : fantasies of feminine evil in fin-de-siècle culture, Bram Dijkstra

Idols of perversity : fantasies of feminine evil in fin-de-siècle culture, Bram Dijkstra

Label
Idols of perversity : fantasies of feminine evil in fin-de-siècle culture
Title
Idols of perversity
Title remainder
fantasies of feminine evil in fin-de-siècle culture
Statement of responsibility
Bram Dijkstra
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the years around 1900, an unprecedented attack on women erupted in virtually every aspect of culture: literary, artistic, scientific, and philosophic. Many of the anti-feminine platitudes that today still constrain women's potential were first formulated during this period, as intellectuals of every stripe throughout Europe and America banded together to picture women as static beings whose sole function was sexual and reproductive. This text explores the nature and development of turn-of-the-century misogyny in the works of hundreds of writers, artists, and scientists, including such figures as Zola, Strindberg, Wedekind, Henry James, Rossetti, Renoir, Maurois, Klimt, Darwin, and Spencer, not to mention a host of now-forgotten others
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dijkstra, Bram
Dewey number
700/.9/034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX652.W6
LC item number
D55 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in art
  • Sexism in art
  • Arts, Victorian
Label
Idols of perversity : fantasies of feminine evil in fin-de-siècle culture, Bram Dijkstra
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0635/85031076-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-424) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Raptures of submission : the shopkeeper's soul keeper and the cult of the household nun -- The cult of invalidism; Ophelia and folly; Dead ladies and the fetish of sleep -- The collapsing woman : solitary vice and restful detumescence -- The weightless woman; the nymph with the broken back; and the mythology of therapeutic rape -- Women of moonlight and wax; the mirror of Venus and the lesbian glass -- Evolution and the brain : extinguished eyes and the call of the child; homosexuality and the dream of male transcendence -- Clinging vines and the dangers of degeneration -- Poison flowers; Maenads of the decadence and the torrid wail of the sirens -- Gynanders and genetics; connoisseurs of bestiality and serpentine delights; Leda, Circe, and the cold caresses of the Sphinx -- Metamorphoses of the vampire; Dracula and his daughters -- gold and the virgin whores of Babylon; Judith and Salome : the priestesses of man's severed head
Control code
ocm13007381
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xi, 453 pages
Isbn
9780195037791
Lccn
85031076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780195037791
  • (OCoLC)13007381
Label
Idols of perversity : fantasies of feminine evil in fin-de-siècle culture, Bram Dijkstra
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0635/85031076-d.html
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-424) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Raptures of submission : the shopkeeper's soul keeper and the cult of the household nun -- The cult of invalidism; Ophelia and folly; Dead ladies and the fetish of sleep -- The collapsing woman : solitary vice and restful detumescence -- The weightless woman; the nymph with the broken back; and the mythology of therapeutic rape -- Women of moonlight and wax; the mirror of Venus and the lesbian glass -- Evolution and the brain : extinguished eyes and the call of the child; homosexuality and the dream of male transcendence -- Clinging vines and the dangers of degeneration -- Poison flowers; Maenads of the decadence and the torrid wail of the sirens -- Gynanders and genetics; connoisseurs of bestiality and serpentine delights; Leda, Circe, and the cold caresses of the Sphinx -- Metamorphoses of the vampire; Dracula and his daughters -- gold and the virgin whores of Babylon; Judith and Salome : the priestesses of man's severed head
Control code
ocm13007381
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xi, 453 pages
Isbn
9780195037791
Lccn
85031076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780195037791
  • (OCoLC)13007381

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