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Pavel Rodkin. Dialectic of Dark Sensuality: Koji Wakamatsu, Kim Ki Duk, Yang Ge

Dialectic of Dark Sensuality: Koji Wakamatsu, Kim Ki-duk, Yang Ge

Rodkin, P. (2024). Dialectic of Dark Sensuality: Koji Wakamatsu, Kim Ki Duk, Yang Ge. Moscow: Sovpadenie. 264 p. (In Russ.) [Rod'kin, P. (2024). Dialektika temnoj chuvstvennosti: Kodzi Vakamacu, Kim Ki Duk, Yan Ge. Moskva: Sovpadenie.].

The book is devoted to the subject analysis of the so-called dark sensuality — a product of the dialectical development of the liberated, self-deprived and egoistic body, and its reflection in mass culture and cinema of the second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The typology of dark sensuality is presented through the work of three different filmmakers, Koji Wakamatsu, Kim Ki Duk, and Yang Ge. The analysis of their films includes a broad cultural and historical context.

Language: Russian

Design: Pavel Rodkin

Paperback: 264 pages

Size: 145x205 mm.

ISBN 9785903060186

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© Rodkin, P., 2024

© Publishing house "Sovpadenie", 2024


The metastructure of dark sensuality

Koji Wakamatsu: Body Liberated

Kim Ki Duk: Body Alienated

Yang Ge: Selfish Body

Black Sensuality: Body Rejected

Appendix: Theses on the Cancel Culture

Table Index




Dialectic of Dark Sensuality: Koji Wakamatsu, Kim Ki-duk, Yang Geэ

In his new book, Pavel Rodkin does not enter the territory of orientalists. He works with the meanings and aesthetics of visual culture, the language of which is universal. Through the analysis of screen bodies, the author comes to socio-philosophical themes, in particular, he formulates his idea of "sadomaso-capitalism".

Alexander Pavlov

This study is a reflection and rethinking of cultural politics and understanding of the body and eros in contemporary cinema. The author very delicately deconstructs the essence of sensuality and corporeality through the context of historical paradigms of modernity — postmodernity — metamodernity. Pavel Rodkin analyzes the representation of light and dark sensuality through the dialectic of "I" — "Other". The author poses a question to the reader: what will happen to these types of sensuality when the black sensuality born of posthumanism claims its rights? Important for understanding the state of contemporary culture and sociocultural communications are the theses on the culture of abolition, which is becoming a new milestone in the development of society.

Lubov Tsyganova

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