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Desired states : sex, gender and political culture in Chile / Lessie Jo Frazier.

Author/Creator:
Frazier, Lessie Jo, 1966- author.
Publication:
New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 278 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Sex customs -- Chile -- History.
Sex -- Political aspects -- Chile -- History.
Chile -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Sex roles -- Political aspects -- Chile -- History.
Politics and government.
Sex customs.
Sex -- Political aspects.
Chile.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"Desired States challenges the notion that in some cultures, sex and sexuality have become privatized and located in individual subjectivity rather than in public political practices and institutions. Instead, the book contends that desire is a central aspect of political culture. Based on fieldwork and archival research, Frazier explores the gendered and sexualized dynamics of political culture in Chile, an imperialist context, asking how people connect with and become mobilized in political projects in some cases or, in others, become disaffected or are excluded to varying degrees. The book situates the state in a rich and changing context of transnational and localized movements, imperialist interests, geo-political conflicts, and market forces to explore the broader struggles of desiring subjects, especially in those dimensions of life that are explicitly sexual and amorous: free love movements, marriage, the sixties' sexual revolution in Cold War contexts, prostitution policies, ideas about men's gratification, the charisma of leaders, and sexual/domestic violence against women"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Desiring the working class: a Spanish feminist, a bishop, an oligarchic state, and worker sexuality, circa 1913
Desiring the patriarchal state through military discipline in Cold War prison camps, 1947 and 1973
Sex and the new man in socialist revolution: ideologies and practices, circa 1973
Gendered erotics in the space of death: from military dictatorship to civilian market-state, circa 1999
Conclusion and epilogue: the desire to govern and the governing of desire.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780813597218
0813597218
9780813597225
0813597226
9780813597232
9780813597249
9780813597256
OCLC:
1114282052
Publisher Number:
99984757289