Male Sexuality Under Surveillance: The Office in American Literature

Male Sexuality Under Surveillance: The Office in American Literature

By: Graham Thompson (author)Hardback

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"Male Sexuality under Surveillance" is a lively, intelligent, and expertly argued analysis of the construction of male sexuality in the business office. Graham Thompson interweaves three main threads: a historicized cultural analysis of the development of the modern business office from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century to the present day, a Foucauldian discussion of the office as the site of various disciplinary practices, and a queer-theoretical discussion of the textualization of the gay male body as a device for producing a taxonomy of male-male relations. The combination of these themes produces a study that is fresh, insightful, and provocative.

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About Author

Graham Thompson teaches in the English Department at De Montfort University in Leicester, U.K., and is the author of The Business of America: The Literary and Critical Production of a Post-War Nation (forthcoming).

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/03/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780877458487
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 270
  • ID: 9780877458487
  • weight: 517
  • ISBN10: 0877458480

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