Reader on Fetishism (Value, Flesh, Real, Referent)

Cassandra Press

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A compilation of texts including:

-John Ruskin's lecture 'traffic',  the goddess of getting on
--Vincent Woodard- the delectable negro- excerpt from Sex, Honor, and Human Consumption
--Baudrillard, critique of political Economy of the sign
--Hortense Spillers, keynote lecture for The Flesh of the Matter: A Hortense Spillers Symposium Full lecture on video
--Scratching the Lotus Blossom Itch SanSan Kwan
--Beyond Thinking: Black Flesh as Meat Patties and The End of eating Everything, Theodora Danylevich
--Denise Ferreira da Silva - Hacking the Subject: Black Feminism, Refusal, and the Limits of Critique Full lecture on video
--Radio Nights: Evita Out of the Waves Klaus Theweleit, Laurence A. Rickels
--Rob Baum- Aphra Behn’s Black Body: Sex, Lies & Narrativity in Oroonoko

 --In Love's shadow Reflections on the Night of Philosophy-- Rossen Ventzislavov


CASSANDRA PRESS is founded by artists Kandis Williams and Taylor Doran and operates out of Los Angeles, California. They are a 501 (c) (3) artist run publishing and educational platform producing lo-fi printed matter, classrooms, projects, artist books, and exhibitions. Our intention is to spread ideas, distribute new language, propagate dialogue centering ethics, aesthetics, femme-driven activism, and black scholarship because y'all ain't listening.