Catastrophic Sexualities in Howard Barker's Theatre of Transgression

Karoline Gritzner

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Genealogies of Identity examines issues of sex and sexuality across a range of critical and cultural perspectives. The volume considers historically specific discourses of sex and sexuality, their effect within public contexts such as the church and the workplace, and the link of those discourses to understandings of individual identity, citizenship, nation, and human rights. As well, the volume analyses representations of sexuality and desire in art, literature, theatre, and theory – representations that serve both to codify and to subvert social norms and aesthetic and theoretical traditions. Finally and more broadly, the volume attests to the critical importance of inter- and multidisciplinary approaches to understanding constructions of gender, sex, and sexuality. Genealogies of Identity consists of fifteen essays, versions of which were presented at the First Global Conference on Critical Issues in Sexuality, held in Salzburg, Austria, in October 2004.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGenealogies of Identity: Interdisciplinary Readings on Sex and Sexuality (At the Interface/Probing the Boundaries
EditorsMargaret S. Breen, Fiona Peters
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-9042017580, 9042017589
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2005


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