Seduction and Power

Eric Shanower's 'Trojan Lovers and Warriors: The Power of Seduction in Age ofBronze' continues with the theme of Greek myths in the context of his Eisner award winning comic series Age of Bronze. Upon completion, this work will present ...

Author: Silke Knippschild

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441190651

Category: History

Page: 312

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This volume focuses on the reception of antiquity in the performing and visual arts from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century. It explores the tensions and relations of gender, sexuality, eroticism and power in reception. Such universal themes dictated plots and characters of myth and drama, but also served to portray historical figures, events and places from Classical history. Their changing reception and reinterpretation across time has created stereotypes, models of virtue or immoral conduct, that blend the original features from the ancient world with a diverse range of visual and performing arts of the modern era. The volume deconstructs these traditions and shows how arts of different periods interlink to form and transmit these images to modern audiences and viewers. Drawing on contributions from across Europe and the United States, a trademark of the book is the inclusive treatment of all the arts beyond the traditional limits of academic disciplines.

Fast Seduction Power Up Your Inner Game Instantly When Connecting With Girls

Don't you trust yourself with that kind of power? Do you believe that this will lead you to do stupid things and abuse women? Is this what you think? Then you are missing a core point! It is your responsibility to use this power in wise ...

Author: Francisco Bujan

Publisher: vitalcoaching.com

ISBN:

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Page: 74

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I am always amazed to see how little guys sometimes know about women - What triggers their subconscious desire to spend time with you - Why they reject men and then beg them to try again - How they test guys and why they do it - What they actually really want when it comes to sex - And so much more! - All these questions are in most guy's heads all the time - They guess!!! - They don't actually know - They might spend a couple of years experiencing at attitude with a new girlfriend and realize some time later why their specific behavior was not working - Here is what I believe guys need the most: they need to speed up things! - Imagine if you are in you are a man and you actually download to your mind the skills to create instant sexual connections with women AT WILL! - That's the type of skill that would RADICALLY shift about any man's life, right? - This is part of what I want to give you in this powerful book! - It is a set of attitudes that I believe work best when wanting to establish instant connections with girls - Look, your life and time are precious and I simply don't want you to wasted 1 more sec being frustrated in the friend zone - I want you to succeed! - This set of tactics will give an instant new edge in the dating game - I am sure you will enjoy every bit of it!

Aesthetic Sexuality

Power is explicitly constituted through theatrical verbal utterances, visual displays, and physical sensations and gestures created by both dominant and submissive participants; in sadomasochism, as in seduction, power “undergoes a ...

Author: Romana Byrne

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441183582

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

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To understand why the concept of aesthetic sexuality is important, we must consider the influence of the first volume of Foucault's seminal The History of Sexuality. Arguing against Foucault's assertions that only scientia sexualis has operated in modern Western culture while ars erotica belongs to Eastern and ancient societies, Byrne suggests that modern Western culture has indeed witnessed a form of ars erotica, encompassed in what she calls aesthetic sexuality'. To argue for the existence of aesthetic sexuality, Byrne examines mainly works of literature to show how, within these texts, sexual practice and pleasure are constructed as having aesthetic value, a quality that marks these experiences as forms of art. In aesthetic sexuality, value and meaning are located within sexual practice and pleasure rather than in their underlying cause; sexuality's raison d'être is tied to its aesthetic value, at surface level rather than beneath it. Aesthetic sexuality, Byrne shows, is a product of choice, a deliberate strategy of self-creation as well as a mode of social communication.

The Power of Seduction

Don Juan , Carmen , and other portrayals of the power of manipulation of beauty when it makes itself seductive illustrate this situation quite well . But let us get back to seduction . Seductive power stands apart from all formal beauty ...

Author: Jean-Claude Hagège

Publisher: Other PressLlc

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

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A critique of how society sometimes dangerously mistakes seductiveness for beauty, written by an international plastic surgeon, explains how plastic surgery, while able to change a person's outward appearance, cannot alter one's seductive powers, in an account that explains role of the cortex and the limbic system in rational thinking and emotions.

The Daily Laws

The secret: Read this book every day. “Daily study,” Leo Tolstoy wrote in 1884, is “necessary for all people.” More than just an introduction for new fans, this book is a Rosetta stone for internalizing the many lessons that fill ...

Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0593299221

Category: Self-Help

Page: 464

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the world’s foremost expert on power and strategy comes a daily devotional designed to help you seize your destiny. Robert Greene, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, has been the consigliere to millions for more than two decades. Now, with entries that are drawn from his five books, plus never-before-published works, The Daily Laws offers a page of refined and concise wisdom for each day of the year, in an easy-to-digest lesson that will only take a few minutes to absorb. Each day features a Daily Law as well—a prescription that readers cannot afford to ignore in the battle of life. Each month centers around a major theme: power, seduction, persuasion, strategy, human nature, toxic people, self-control, mastery, psychology, leadership, adversity, or creativity. Who doesn’t want to be more powerful? More in control? The best at what they do? The secret: Read this book every day. “Daily study,” Leo Tolstoy wrote in 1884, is “necessary for all people.” More than just an introduction for new fans, this book is a Rosetta stone for internalizing the many lessons that fill Greene’s books and will reward a lifetime of reading and rereading.

Hermeneutics Citizenship and the Public Sphere

The political stake is dead.81 Since the political is dead, power is no longer “a strategy,' or a “structure,” or “a relation of force.” Power is now a fiction and a space of seduction. Power, he says elsewhere, “is something that is ...

Author: Roberto Alejandro

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 0791494438

Category: Political Science

Page: 306

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This book sheds new light on the question of democratic politics by proposing a hermeneutic conception of citizenship and the public sphere. At the same time, it presents a critique of the postmodern arguments advanced by Richard Rorty, Jean-Francois Lyotard, and Jean Baudrillard. Questioning a dominant interpretation that sees Gadamer’s hermeneutics as the expression of a conservative project, Alejandro argues that it includes an important element of critique that could challenge dominant structures and practices.

Volume 13 Kierkegaard s Influence on the Social Sciences

Baudrillard's estimation, was to reduce sexuality to a species of power struggle and to attempt to liberate sexuality as a means of resistance to social power structures. Baudrillard turned to the theory of seduction as an alternative.

Author: Jon Stewart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351875116

Category: Philosophy

Page: 356

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Kierkegaard has long been known as a philosopher and theologian, but his contributions to psychology, anthropology and sociology have also made an important impact on these fields. In many of the works of his complex authorship, Kierkegaard presents his intriguing and unique vision of the nature and mental life of human beings individually and collectively. The articles featured in the present volume explore the reception of Kierkegaard's thought in the social sciences. Of these fields Kierkegaard is perhaps best known in psychology, where The Concept of Anxiety and The Sickness unto Death have been the two most influential texts. With regard to the field of sociology, social criticism, or social theory, Kierkegaard's Literary Review of Two Ages has also been regarded as offering valuable insights about some important dynamics of modern society..

The Unmaking of Fascist Aesthetics

By doing so she wields the power of seduction , not of vengeance . While seduction may entail retribution , it does not clearly present itself as such . Instead of entering into an economy of violence , this seductive allure undermines ...

Author: Kriss Ravetto

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816637430

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 310

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In works by filmmakers from Bertolucci to Spielberg, debauched images of nazi and fascist eroticism, symbols of violence and immorality, often bear an uncanny resemblance to the images and symbols once used by the fascists themselves to demarcate racial, sexual, and political others. This book exposes the "madness" inherent in such a course, which attests to the impossibility of disengaging visual and rhetorical constructions from political, ideological, and moral codes. Kriss Ravetto argues that contemporary discourses using such devices actually continue unacknowledged rhetorical, moral, and visual analogies of the past. Against postwar fictional and historical accounts of World War II in which generic images of evil characterize the nazi and the fascist, Ravetto sets the more complex approach of such filmmakers as Pier Paolo Pasolini, Liliana Cavani, and Lina Wertmuller. Her book asks us to think deeply about what it means to say that we have conquered fascism, when the aesthetics of fascism still describe and determine how we look at political figures and global events. Book jacket.

Zen Women

As long as women unconsciously and habitually rely on the power of seduction, the temptation to usethis power within Zen centers, even with their Zen teacher, is very strong. Zen teachers should offer us an opportunity tosee ...

Author: Grace Schireson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861719565

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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This landmark presentation at last makes heard the centuries of Zen's female voices. Through exploring the teachings and history of Zen's female ancestors, from the time of the Buddha to ancient and modern female masters in China, Korea, and Japan, Grace Schireson offers us a view of a more balanced Dharma practice, one that is especially applicable to our complex lives, embedded as they are in webs of family relations and responsibilities, and the challenges of love and work. Part I of this book describes female practitioners as they are portrayed in the classic literature of "Patriarchs' Zen"--often as "tea-ladies," bit players in the drama of male students' enlightenments; as "iron maidens," tough-as-nails women always jousting with their male counterparts; or women who themselves become "macho masters," teaching the same Patriarchs' Zen as the men do. Part II of this book presents a different view--a view of how women Zen masters entered Zen practice and how they embodied and taught Zen uniquely as women. This section examines many urgent and illuminating questions about our Zen grandmothers: How did it affect them to be taught by men? What did they feel as they trying to fit into this male practice environment, and how did their Zen training help them with their feelings? How did their lives and relationships differ from that of their male teachers? How did they express the Dharma in their own way for other female students? How was their teaching consistently different from that of male ancestors? And then part III explores how women's practice provides flexible and pragmatic solutions to issues arising in contemporary Western Zen centers.

Seduction and Power

This volume focuses on the reception of antiquity in the performing and visual arts from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century. It explores the tensions and relations of gender, sexuality, eroticism and power in reception.

Author: Silke Knippschild

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781474223799

Category: Art

Page: 392

View: 230

This volume focuses on the reception of antiquity in the performing and visual arts from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century. It explores the tensions and relations of gender, sexuality, eroticism and power in reception. Such universal themes dictated plots and characters of myth and drama, but also served to portray historical figures, events and places from Classical history. Their changing reception and reinterpretation across time has created stereotypes, models of virtue or immoral conduct, that blend the original features from the ancient world with a diverse range of visual and performing arts of the modern era.The volume deconstructs these traditions and shows how arts of different periods interlink to form and transmit these images to modern audiences and viewers. Drawing on contributions from across Europe and the United States, a trademark of the book is the inclusive treatment of all the arts beyond the traditional limits of academic disciplines.