Relocating Marie Bonaparte's Clitoris

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dc.contributor.author Moore, Alison en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T04:59:02Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-16T04:59:02Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2008008593 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Moore Alison 2009, 'Relocating Marie Bonaparte's Clitoris', Routledge, vol. 24, no. 60, pp. 149-165. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0816-4649 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/11859
dc.description.abstract This article is an attempt to engage in precisely this kind of reconsideration, followed by a claim to resituate Bonaparte in light of the historic context in which she belongs, a context that pre-dated feminist and sexological critiques of the clitoral vaginal dichotomy as a repressive model. Bonaparte's oft-misunderstood views about the place of the clitoris in modern heterosexual relations is subjected here to an historical contextualisation that relocates them within interwar anxieties about gender differentiation, pronatalism and women's social power. I argue that Marie Bonaparte's clitoris may offer much for an interrogation of simplistic binary habits of judging past figures according to a reductive feminist/anti-feminist barometer. Her baffling ambiguity when measured against recent feminist contestations of genital pleasure highlights the aterity of the past she inhabited, while her anathematised place within canonical works of eminist theory show just how much such debates refuse to pass in the ongoing elaboration of normative views of orgasm. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164640902852373 en_US
dc.title Relocating Marie Bonaparte's Clitoris en_US
dc.parent Australian Feminist Studies en_US
dc.journal.volume 24 en_US
dc.journal.number 60 en_US
dc.publocation London, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 149 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 165 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
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dc.classification.name Sociology en_US
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