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The Last Sex: Feminism and Outlaw Bodies…

The Last Sex: Feminism and Outlaw Bodies (CultureTexts)

by Arthur Kroker, Marilouise Kroker

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The idea of creating a Recombinant Sex- one that is free of all prejudices in order to combat the ongoing anarchy of sexual existence is highly unappealing.

The Krokers(Arthur & Mari Louise) who have specialized in post-modern culture theory believe that we live in a time of crash sex and splatter culture, where the weaker sex (women, homosexuals, et.al) are sacrificial victims to the stereotypes of sexual biases. Therefore, to achieve the will of purity it has become necessary to create a “third sex”.
"transgendered sex for an age of transsexuality, where sex, most of all, has fled its roots in the consanguinity of nature, refused its imprisonment in the phallocentric orbit of gender, abandoned the metaphorical sublimations of discursive sexuality, finally finding its home in a virtual sex"

The writings have been profoundly influenced by Baudrillard post-modern ideas of gender politics and simulacra. Even though the post-modernist elite do make a noble point of the need to eradicate sexual biases, yet their solution of creating a ‘virtual sex’ is preposterous. Rather than engaging in serious solutions to the problems of gender and sexuality, the Krokers come up with frivolous and hackneyed theories of transgendered sex. It appears as an act of taking the painless route out and pinning the solution onto technological fundaments.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312096828, Hardcover)

This book is about body outlaws, operating in the interzone between the cold seduction of the hysterical male and the beginning of that new horizon called "the last sex."

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The Last Sex continues the exploration of gender politics in the 1990s, begun in The Hysterical Male and Body Invaders; with the addition of key articles on lesbian and gay sexuality, The Last Sex broadens its survey of issues to include a reflexive consideration of themes related to transgender and trans-sexuality. This provocative collection responds to a major shift taking place both in feminist theory as well as in the very style of feminist writing.… (more)

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