Reading from Behind

Reading from Behind

A Cultural Analysis of the Anus

The Exquisite Corpse

by Jonathan A. Allan

Published by: University of Regina Press

288 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, Black and white photographs

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780889773844
  • Published: March 2016


In a playful, yet scholarly romp through "low" and "high" culture, Jonathan Allan asks why--since we all have one and use it every day--do we squirm at the mere mention of the anus? How is it that Kim Kardashian's derriere can break the internet, Pippa Middleton's behind can create a "butt lift" craze, and yet we cannot handle a discussion of anality? And why, given that we all have one, has the anus been caught up in the very "ground zero of gayness"?