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Erotics and Politics
Gay Male Sexuality, Masculinity and Feminism

ISBN 9780415099042
Published February 8, 1994 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

Erotics and Politics provides an interface between the study of sexuality (particularly gay male studies) and gender (primarily feminism). In doing so it covers a wide range of issues of concern to gay and feminist movements over the past twenty five years including gay liberational sexuality, sado-masochism, pornography, promiscuity, personal relationships, AIDS and postmodernity. The central focus of attention throughout is the nature, development and consequence of gay male sexuality and masculinity. This book is unique in its coverage of a wide range of issues and connecting subjects which are typically examined separately.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1 Coming out, coming together; Chapter 2 Sexual politics and the politics of sexuality; Chapter 3 Gender and generation; Chapter 4 Sado-masochism, masculinity and the problem of pornography; Chapter 5 Public sex: the erotidsation of an oppressed position; Chapter 6 Private love: an alternative?; Chapter 7 The AIDS dialectic; Chapter 8 Politics, plurality and postmodernity; Conclusion: erotic politics; Notes; BIBLIOGRAPHY; Index;

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Tim Edwards is Lecturer in Sociology at Oxford Brookes University.