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.
 

Contents

Acknowledgements
An Entryway
Anne Teninos Frat Boy and Toppy
Orienting Brokeback Mountain
Spanking Colonialism
Unlocking Delmira Agustinis El Intruso
Shameful Matrophilia in Doņa Herlinda y su hijo
Vengeful Vidal Notes
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Jonathan A. Allan holds the Canada research chair in queer theory at Brandon University, Canada.

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