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New book about the Icelandic Phallological Museum

By Staff

  • The full monty. Sigurjón's book explores the museum's focus on the highly sensitive subject of penises.

The book argues that the museum both ridicules and undermines traditions in Western cultures.

In an age of various kinds of surgical and imaginary penis augmentation The Icelandic Phallological Museum in Reykjavík has appeared on the world stage as a tour-de-force of global castration and local creativity.

In his new book University of Iceland professor Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson portrays some of the aesthetic, political, moral, social and cultural significance of the unique and internationally famous Icelandic Phallological Museum. The book argues that the museum both ridicules and undermines traditions in Western cultures, when it comes to the nature of histories, scholarly fields and cultural institutions, simultaneosly offering an alternative in knowledge production and cultural representation by focusing on and displaying the highly sensitive subject of penises.

The book is available at the Phallological Museum, the Student bookstore at the University of Iceland and Amazon.com
 

Author Sigurjón. B. Hafsteinsson

 

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