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Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era

Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era

Author: Beatriz Preciado
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Translated by Bruce Benderson


What constitutes a "real" man or woman in the twenty-first century? Since birth control pills, erectile dysfunction remedies, and factory-made testosterone and estrogen were developed, biology is definitely no longer destiny.


In this penetrating analysis of gender, Paul B. Preciado shows the ways in which the synthesis of hormones since the 1950s has fundamentally changed how gender and sexual identity formulated, and how the pharmaceutical and pornography industries are in the business of creating desire. This riveting continuation of Foucault's The History of Sexuality also includes Preciado's diaristic account of his own use of testosterone every day for one year, and its mesmerizing impact on his body as well as his imagination.

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General Fields

  • : 9781558618374
  • : Feminist Press
  • : Feminist Press
  • : September 2013
  • : 21.00 cmmm X 14.00 cmmm X 2.30 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 432
  • : Beatriz Preciado
  • : en