Relocating Marie Bonaparte's Clitoris

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dc.contributor.author Moore, A
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T04:59:02Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Australian Feminist Studies, 2009, 24 (60), pp. 149 - 165
dc.identifier.issn 0816-4649
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/11859
dc.description.abstract This article is an attempt to engage in precisely this kind of reconsideration, followed by a claim to resituate Bonaparte in light of the historic context in which she belongs, a context that pre-dated feminist and sexological critiques of the clitoralvaginal dichotomy as a repressive model. Bonaparte's oft-misunderstood views about the place of the clitoris in modern heterosexual relations is subjected here to an historical contextualisation that relocates them within interwar anxieties about gender differentiation, pronatalism and women's social power. I argue that Marie Bonaparte's clitoris may offer much for an interrogation of simplistic binary habits of judging past figures according to a reductive feminist/anti-feminist barometer. Her baffling ambiguity when measured against recent feminist contestations of genital pleasure highlights the aterity of the past she inhabited, while her anathematised place within canonical works of eminist theory show just how much such debates refuse to pass in the ongoing elaboration of normative views of orgasm.
dc.publisher Routledge
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1080/08164640902852373
dc.title Relocating Marie Bonaparte's Clitoris
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Australian Feminist Studies
dc.journal.volume 60
dc.journal.volume 24
dc.journal.number 60 en_US
dc.publocation London, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 149 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 165 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1608 Sociology
dc.personcode 106568
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Sociology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
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dc.description.keywords NA en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - TransForming Cultures
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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