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The following text is talking about the rejection of unruly bodies. Does "Kelley exposes the repressed premises of this cultural ideal" mean "Kelley exposes the premises of ideal bodies that are repressed broken in unruly bodies"? I think "repressed" is a wrong word in the original work. Because, an unruly body does not repress ideals but breaks them. It is idealism that represses unruliness. What is your idea?


Context:

Kelley’s thrift-store toys are unfinished in the sense of being in various states of decomposition. His displays also put back in the sexual elements of toys that the manufacturing industry leaves out in its adherence to the ideal of the finished body that is smooth and sexually neutral. For Kelley these discarded toys are emblems of the unruly bodies of children, which are abjected in favour of the civilised body of the docile good citizen. Kelley exposes the repressed premises of this cultural ideal, placing the knitted and stuffed toys in perverse configurations that play with scale and projection, as in Arena #7 (Bears), 1990 (Art and Psychoanalysis by Maria Walsh).

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