Art and Culture: Critical Essays by Clement Greenberg PDF

By Clement Greenberg

ISBN-10: 0807097020

ISBN-13: 9780807097021

"Clement Greenberg is, the world over, the best-known American paintings critic popularly thought of to be the fellow who positioned American forefront portray and sculpture at the global map. . . . an incredible ebook for everybody drawn to glossy portray and sculpture."—The big apple Times

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Notes 1. That so few of the Malinowski Memorial Lectures hosted annually by the London School of Economics over the last fifty years have systematically developed Malinowski’s work on sex suggests a continuing professional ambivalence about addressing the topic. 2. Yoni worship is based upon veneration of the female genitalia in India to ensure fertility in the land. The term yoni means vagina in Sanskrit. 3. In order for the warmth of opposite-sex relationships to persist with marriage partners, and not result in conflict, there had to be careful and slow attention to inter­course, a situation that Robin Fox (1980: 45) elaborates in relation to Wolf ’s (1966: 884) research in Taiwan, where young boys and girls lived together as siblings until they reached an age when they could become husband and wife.

The greater the protection afforded to particular body parts, the more erotic they may become, in turn generating ideas about how they are owned by individuals, groups and the state. While beauty and sex have moved closer to one another in Western thinking in the past fifty years, sex and reproduction have gradually drifted apart. Female sexuality was once tied in to reproductive potential and acceptance by a male husband, but today the possibilities for sexual experimentation through ‘safe sex’ have meant that reproduction has been cast away from sex for family purposes to allow for varieties 24 the anthropology of sex of erotic experimentation.

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