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DebatesaboutgenderintheBritishRomanticperiodofteninvokedtheideaofsexualenjoymenttherewasabroadculturalconcernaboutjouissancetheall-engulngpleasurepertainingtosexualgratication.Ononehandthesedebatesmadepossiblethemodernpsychologicalconceptoftheunconscioussincedesirewasseenasanuncontrollableforcetheunconsciousbecametherepositoryofdisavowedenjoymentandthereasonforsexualdifference.Ontheotherhandthetighterregulationofsexualenjoymentmadepossibleavastexpansionofthelimitsofimaginablesexuality.InSexualEnjoymentandBritishRomanticismDavidSiglershowshowliterarywriterscouldresistnarrowinggendercategoriesbyimaginingunregu-latedenjoyment.AssomeoftheerasmostprominentthinkersincludingEdmundBurkeMaryWollstonecraftMaryRobinsonJoannaSouthcottCharlotteDacreJaneAustenandPercyByssheShelleystruggledtounder-standsexualenjoymenttheywereabletodevisenewpleasuresinatimeofnarrowingsexualpossibilities.PlacingRomantic-eraliteratureinconversationwithLacanianpsychoana-lytictheorySexualEnjoymentinBritishRomanticismrevealsthectivestruc-tureofmodernsexualitymakesvisiblethediversityofsexualidentitiesfromtheperiodandoffersanewunderstandingofgenderinBritishRomanticism.DavidSiglerisassistantprofessorofEnglishattheUniversityofCalgary.Concernedwithtraditionalpowerimbalancesbetweenresearchersandpar-ticipantscontemporarysocialsciencehasbegunusingcollaborativeresearchasanempoweringmethodologythatinvolvesparticipantsinkeydecisions.CollaborativeresearchisapotentiallyrevolutionarymethodforstudyingpeopleandtheirculturesbutdoesitworkinpracticeStagingStrifelooksatthelimitsofthismethodologybyexaminingapoliticallychargedtheatreperformanceundertakenwithagroupofRomawomeninPoland.MagdalenaKazubowski-Houstondescribesaproductionsheco-wroteandco-directedusingcollaborativemethods.ShehadhopedthiswouldresultinmoreequitableresearchandraisecommunityawarenessabouttheviolenceandracismRomawomenface.Insteadshefoundherselfembroiledinethi-callyquestionablepowergamesinordertosalvagetheproduction.StagingStrifeistheresultofapainfulre-examinationoftheexperiencehermotivesasaresearcherandalong-overduecritiqueofcollaborativeresearch.Disarm-inglyhonestthisexplorationofinnovativetheatretechniquesandsocialsciencemethodologieswillleadanthropologiststorethinkthewaysinwhichtheywork.StagingStrifeisaseriousadvanceinstate-of-the-artethnography.Muchismadethesedaysaboutreexivitybutfewauthorsactuallygooutanddoitatleasttheydonotdoitsohonestlyandselfcriticallywithreallifeexamples.Thistextisamagnicentexception.Icannotcommendtheauthorhighlyenoughfortryingallofthisandskilfullywritingaboutherexperience.PeterStephensonDepartmentofAnthropologyUniversityofVictoriaMagdalenaKazubowski-HoustonisassistantprofessorintheDepartmentofTheatreatYorkUniversity.38MQUPSPRING2015SPECIFICATIONSMarch2015978-0-7735-4510-634.95ACDN34.95AUS22.99paper978-0-7735-4509-0100.00SCDN100.00SUS76.00cloth6x9280ppe-bookavailableSPECIFICATIONSApril2015978-0-7735-4556-434.95ACDN34.95AUS22.99paper6x9280pp6bwphotos2maps6diagramse-bookavailableSexualEnjoymentinBritishRomanticismGenderandPsychoanalysis17531835davidsiglerHowBritishRomanticwritersreimaginedsexualenjoymentandinventedpsychoanalysisintheprocess.LITERARYCRITICISMHISTORYOFSEXUALITYANTHROPOLOGYPERFORMANCESTUDIESnewinpaperStagingStrifeLessonsfromPerformingEthnographywithPolishRomaWomenmagdalenakazubowski-houstonAcandidlookatanthropologicalresearchmethodspoliticaltheatreandadvocacy.