Richard Boothby is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola College in Baltimore. He is the author of Death and Desire: Psychoanalytic Theory in Lacan's Return to Freud and Freud as Philosopher: Metapsychology after Lacan, both published by Routledge.
Preface 1. The Phallic Code of Neckwear Having to Stick Your Neck Out Tying the Knot Up Tight, Out 'a Sight The Ladies' Question: How Low Can you Go? Getting Beauty by the Throat Tie Die? Critical Refrains 2. Drive you Crazy Whatever Turns You On Why You are Not an Animal Oh, Baby! What Only a Mother Could Love Stick Shift Phallic Phantasy or Fantastic Fallacy? The Really Prickly Question The Prime Cut A Little Slice of Heaven 3. Why Sex is Such a Ticklish Subject How we Look to Martians Unknown to Ourselves Higher Love Who Needs an Ego Anyway? The Fictive Self and its Objects Subversive Sexuality Sex and Intimacy ... or Maybe Not 4. Love You Madly Through the Looking Glass Every One a Boy The Battle of the Sexes Adam and His Rib A Touchy Question 5. Love You to Death Love and Death The Riddle of Masculine Aggression She Loves to be Beaten? Questions of Conscience Going Over to the Dark Side Anatomy is Destiny 6. Inventing the Intimate Behind the Wall Greek Sex Right to Privacy Our Bodies, Our Selves Freud's Science of Intimacy Think Again 7. Oedipal Modernity Every Man a King Who Wears the Pants Symptoms of the Times Love Stories Pornographic Revolution The Universal Brothel His and Hers 8. Empire of the Fetish From Sade to Sex Ed Victoria's Secret The Consolation of the Fetish Lonley Bliss Shop 'Til You Drop The Triumph of Fetishism 'What is Sexiness?' Conclusion: The Freudian Prospect