Sexiness: Rituals, Revisions and Reconstructions by Tamara Santibañez

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Presenting the work of over forty educators, activists, and creatives, Sexiness: Rituals, Revisions and Reconstructions explores the political potential of sexiness through a sampling of rich and complex articulations. As the pages of the volume unfold, sexiness is redefined through the refusal of a monolithic definition. Using multiple forms of media, such as text and images, writing and handwriting, poetry and portraits, sexiness is transformed from an oppressive force into a site of possibility. The work complicates long-standing cultural associations with sexiness, while introducing thought-provoking connections through various situations of listening, healing, and solitude. Sexiness simulates intimate conversations with innovative individuals, leaving you to wonder how sexiness could ever be thought of in singular terms. Carefully curated, Sexiness showcases a range of voices whose expressions of sexiness are often reviled by mainstream society. Refusing to be silenced, the volume challenges capitalist notions of who and what is valuable, and by consequence, re-works the scripts of desire by wielding sexiness as a powerful tool. Sexiness: Rituals, Revisions and Reconstructions urges us to continue striving for a more open world, one that makes space for the variety of what sexiness can be.

ISBN: 978-0-692-85191-3
Publishing Date: 2018
Page Number: 185
Dimensions: 210 x 260mm