The Spectacularized Penis

  title={The Spectacularized Penis},
  author={Elizabeth Stephens},
  journal={Men and Masculinities},
  pages={85 - 98}
Feminist critics have often remarked on the striptease of appearance and disappearance by which the phallus both determines dominant cultural assumptions about sexuality and corporeality while simultaneously effacing the specificity of the penis. Through an examination of contemporary representations of the penis in the popular media—such as the media coverage of the Bobbitt trial, The Puppetry of the Penis stage show, the freak-show performer Mr Lifto, and the work of Cynthia Plastercaster… 

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