quotes tagged with 'intimacy'

from the constant handling of their lean, muscular bodies, I came to understand the essential cleanliness, the innate nobility, of sexual love on its physical side.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 166Saved by highflyingbabe in body masculinity sexuality intimacy touch 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The transgression is not one of gender but of privacy, of having crossed frightful thresholds of intimacy without permission or even intention.

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 225Saved by highflyingbabe in gender intimacy touch helpless bagnold 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

vertiginous movement between abjection and desire, the shattered ruins of the battlefields and the longing for that one perfect body.

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 211Saved by highflyingbabe in body sexuality intimacy touch brittain 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

does physical revulsion induce a reciprocal need for physical union, even erotic contact, as if only the coming together of healthy bodies in a context of wholeness and pleasure could sooth the daily assault on the most intimate of human senses?

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 210Saved by highflyingbabe in relationship sexuality intimacy horror trauma touch wound 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

There is an anxious attempt to separate physicality from sexuality, the aesthetic from the erotic.

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 208Saved by highflyingbabe in gender sexuality intimacy touch 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The nurse as the 'broken doll' becomes an inversion of the image of the nurse in her Pieta-like posture in the popular recruiting poster, cradling her toy-like soldier. What essentially is a reversal of roles, facilitating a process of identification-the nurse in pain, like her patient-is intruded upon by a grotesque image

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 200Saved by highflyingbabe in body masculinity gender femininity intimacy trauma touch 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

the terribly phrase 'mangled testicles' moves beyond the tightening, the violation and the waste to the absolute crushing of female subjectivity: these mangled 'things', neither human nor yet wholly objects, unmake the fundamental categories of gender and sexual difference that structure the human world: the woman is rendered irrelevant, unwanted.

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 193Saved by highflyingbabe in masculinity flesh gender femininity intimacy touch 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

intimacy of gesture is balanced by the professionalism of service as the patients gradually fade out of the memory of the nurses

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 182Saved by highflyingbabe in duty responsibility intimacy touch 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

the 'hands', engaged in the text and yet locked into the past, also help to bridge the gap as we turn the pages of the book meant for us.

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 182Saved by highflyingbabe in writing intimacy touch 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

these moments of physical contact often define the subjectivity of the women, marking their transformation both as witnesses and participants.

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 178Saved by highflyingbabe in gender femininity intimacy touch 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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