Titling it Perverse Titillation
was perhaps more a confessional than a critical gesture.
There is plenty of gratuitous titillation
and tabloid exaggeration, but amid the garishness the weekly magazines have shone their torches into Japan's darkest corners, illuminating for the common reader everything from top-level bribery to nuclear cover-ups to food-labeling seams.
Its theology of culture starts with grace as drama, wherein grace is identified with intense sensation, excitation, episodic excess, and titillation
. Transcendence is confused with episodic excess.
Nominally "color-blind" casting, she demonstrates through precise analysis and provocative illustrations, continues to restrict black men and white women to "misogynist Figurations of a woman's sexual besmirching or 'blackening', with all the voyeuristic (and potentially racist) titillation
such a spectacle provides" (178).
The sex, for instance, was an issue that had to move beyond the titillation
The magazine offered a critique of the growing domestication of British society, was anti-feminist, presented females nudes and other titillation
for the male reader, and championed a heroic masculinity.
SEXUAL EXPRESSION IS ONE OF THOSE topics that tends to elicit raised eyebrows in some, wide-eyed titillation
in many, and certainly interest from most.
These were all marginal people - wanderers and mountebanks whose normal stock in trade was deformity, perversion, and sexual titillation
The linkage of same-sex desire with exoticism, pride, self-indulgence, and opposition to true religion, along with a secret fear of - and titillation
by - it, is thus at least as old as the story of Pelagius and as familiar as a Hollywood biblical epic.
The music for Drawn That Way was still amplified as though ears had gone out of style, but Petronio is beginning to realize that choreography is about dancing and not about titillation
This scenic sense is best characterized as an astute understanding of the necessary ratios between novelistic substance and sensationalism, titillation
, or romance.
of McClintick's naming names - crooked lawyers, money-laundering bankers, inept DEA officials engrossed in petty disputes, several of whom still live in the area - has not been enough to draw people into local bookstores.