Beauty between Repression and Coercion: A Few Thoughts on Richard Shusterman’s Ars Erotica: Sex and Somaesthetics in the Classical Arts of Love

  • Leszek Koczanowicz SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities

Author Biography

Leszek Koczanowicz, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities

Leszek Koczanowicz is Professor of Cultural Studies and Political Science at Department of Cultural Studies at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities.  Leszek Koczanowicz specializes in theory of culture, social theory, and cultural aspects of politics. His previous appointments include inter alia Wroclaw University, SUNY/Buffalo (1998–1999 and 2000–2001), Columbia University (2004–2005), and SUNY/Geneseo (2013), Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (2015-2016). Leszek Koczanowicz is the author and editor of twelve books and numerous articles in Polish and English, including Politics of Time: Dynamics of Identity in Post-Communist Poland ( Berghahn Books 2008),  Lęk nowoczesny. Eseje o demokracji i jej adwersarzach (Modern Fear: Essays on Democracy and its Adversaries, 2011), and Politics of Dialogue. Non-Consensual Democracy and Critical Community (Edinburgh University Press 2015). Recently his was an editor (with Idit Alaphandry) Democracy, Dialogue, Memory: Expression and Affect Beyond Consensus (Routledge 2018). His last book to date is Anxiety and Lucidity: Reflections on Culture in Times of Unrest (Routledge 2020).

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Published
2021-12-12
How to Cite
Koczanowicz, L. (2021). Beauty between Repression and Coercion: A Few Thoughts on Richard Shusterman’s Ars Erotica: Sex and Somaesthetics in the Classical Arts of Love. Foucault Studies, (31), 37-44. https://doi.org/10.22439/fs.vi31.6455
Section
Symposium: Ars Erotica