By Linda S. Kauffman
Linda S. Kauffman turns the pornography debate on its head with this audacious research of contemporary taboo-shattering fiction, movie, and function paintings. Investigating the function of myth in artwork, politics, and pop culture, she exhibits how technological advances in medication and technological know-how (magnetic resonance imaging, pcs, and telecommunications) have profoundly altered our innovations of the human physique. our on-line world is generating new varieties of id and subjectivity. The novelists, filmmakers, and performers in Bad ladies and in poor health Boys are the interpreters of those courageous new worlds, cartographers who're busy mapping the fin-de-millennium setting that already envelops us.
Bad ladies and ailing Boys bargains an essential and exciting travel of the present cultural panorama. Kauffman boldly connects the dots among the novel artists who shatter taboos and problem felony and aesthetic conventions. She hyperlinks writers like John Hawkes and Robert Coover to Kathy Acker and William Vollmann; filmmakers like Ngozi Onwurah and Isaac Julien to Brian De Palma and Gus Van Sant; and performers like Carolee Schneemann and Annie Sprinkle to the visible arts. Kauffman's energetic interviews with J. G. Ballard, David Cronenberg, Bob Flanagan, and Orlan upload a rare measurement to her well timed and convincing argument.
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Hall and Ames, Thinking from the Han, 149–150. 9. Ames and Rosemont, Analects of Confucius, 45–48. 10. , 45–46. 11. Hall and Ames, Thinking from the Han, 235. 12. ” See Ames and Rosemont, Analects of Confucius, 46. 13. Ingrid Fischer-Schreiber, The Shambhala Dictionary of Taoism, trans. Werner Wünsche (Boston: Shambhala, 1996), 183. 14. , 183. 15. Hall and Ames, Thinking from the Han, 264. 16. , 40. indb 37 3/5/2013 5:29:29 PM 38 James McRae 17. Laozi, Daodejing, trans. Roger T. Ames and David Hall (New York: Ballantine, 2003), section 39.
39 The martial arts involve not only combative mastery, but also the cultivation of moral virtue; a person who masters one but not the other cannot be truly called a martial artist. In the film, Li and Yu are bound by both the Giang Hu moral code, which includes honesty and integrity. This is why they feel they cannot have a relationship: doing so would violate the oaths they swore to Meng, who was Li’s true friend and Yu’s fiancé. indb 26 3/5/2013 5:29:28 PM Conquering the Self 27 which can be translated as “creativity” or “utmost sincerity” and refers to a sense of authenticity in self-cultivation.
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Bad Girls and Sick Boys: Fantasies in Contemporary Art and Culture by Linda S. Kauffman