Male Bodies Unmade: Picturing Queer Selfhood (Hardcover)

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Male Bodies Unmade explores white men’s disunified physicality in modern and contemporary art while attending to erotic polysemy that questions the visual ethos of Occidental patriarchy. Art historian Jongwoo Jeremy Kim's approach is informed by his own status as an immigrant—a polyglot queen, drawn to extravagant fantasies of misbehaving bodies that are in truth foreign territories, colonies of misbelief. In six case studies focusing on configurations of irrational anatomy and horny self-extinction, this book celebrates the lessons and pleasures of disrupting art history’s hegemonically Western narratives.

About the Author

Jongwoo Jeremy Kim is Associate Professor of Critical Studies in Art History and Theory at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of Painted Men in Britain, 1868–1918: Royal Academicians and Masculinities.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780520392588
ISBN-10: 0520392582
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: November 14th, 2023
Pages: 264
Language: English