ABSTRACT. In this paper I am particularly interested in exploring Houellebecq’s approach of sex, his concern with the adverse consequences of neoliberalism on the private and sentimental life, and his thoroughgoing contempt of the sexual liberation. This research makes conceptual and methodological contributions to Houellebecq’s position on sexual politics, his sexual imaginary, and his examination of the complementary advancement of sexual consumerism and capitalist labor process.

Keywords: Houellebecq; democratic sexuality; alienated capitalism; consumerism

How to cite: Petcu, Carmen (2017). “Democratic Sexuality and Alienated Capitalism in Houellebecq’s Novels,” Contemporary Readings in Law and Social Justice 9(2): 81–87.

Received 28 June 2017 • Received in revised form 15 August 2017
Accepted 16 August 2017 • Available online 1 September 2017


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