Reading from Behind: A Cultural Analysis of the Anus

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Zed Books Ltd., Mar 15, 2016 - Literary Criticism - 264 pages

'A serious work of theory.'
The Guardian

‘Jonathan Allan has come up with a whole theory of the arsehole.’
Dazed and Confused

In a resolute deviation from the governing totality of the phallus, Reading from Behind offers a radical reorientation of the anus and its role in the collective imaginary.

It exposes what is deeply hidden in our cultural production, and challenges the authority of paranoid, critical thought.

A beautiful work that invites us beyond the rejection of phallocentricism, to a new way of being and thinking about sex, culture and identity.


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Jonathan A. Allan holds the Canada research chair in queer theory at Brandon University, Canada.

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