Sexualities in Society

Sexualities in Society

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Sexualities in Society offers a dedicated and much-needed space for the very best in interdisciplinary research on sex, sexualities, and twenty-first century society. Its contemporary focus, methodological inclusivity, and international scope will provide a distinctive vantage point in terms of surveying the social organization of sexuality. It critically addresses numerous aspects of sex and sexuality, from media representations, to embodied sexual practices, to the sometimes controversial issues surrounding consent, sexual fantasy, and identity politics. It represents a critically rigorous, theoretically informed, and genuinely interdisciplinary attempt to interrogate a complex nexus of ideas regarding the ways in which sexualities inform, and are informed by, the broader sociopolitical contexts in which they emerge.

  • Viewing Pleasure and Being a Showgirl: How Do I Look? book cover

    Viewing Pleasure and Being a Showgirl

    How Do I Look?, 1st Edition

    By Alison J. Carr

    Drawing on interviews with a breadth of different showgirls, from shows in Paris, Las Vegas, Berlin, and Los Angeles, as well as her own artworks and those by other contemporary and historical artists, this book examines the experiences of showgirls and those who watch them, to challenge the…

    Hardback – 2018-04-23
    Sexualities in Society

  • National Politics and Sexuality in Transregional Perspective: The Homophobic Argument book cover

    National Politics and Sexuality in Transregional Perspective

    The Homophobic Argument, 1st Edition

    Edited by Achim Rohde, Christina von Braun, Stefanie Schüler-Springorum

    National Politics and Sexuality in Transregional Perspective explores how modern identity politics around the world are gendered and sexualized in multiple ways. Constructions of the imagined collective "self" often contain references to a heteronormative order, whereas relevant internal or…

    Hardback – 2017-11-24
    Sexualities in Society

  • Radical Sex Between Men: Assembling Desiring-Machines book cover

    Radical Sex Between Men

    Assembling Desiring-Machines, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dave Holmes, Stuart J. Murray, Thomas Foth

    Bringing together theory and public health practice, this interdisciplinary collection analyses three forms of nonconventional or radical sexualities: bareback sex, BDSM practices, and public sex. Drawing together the latest empirical research from Brazil, Canada, Spain, and the USA, it mobilizes…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31
    Sexualities in Society

  • Sex in the Digital Age book cover

    Sex in the Digital Age

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul G Nixon, Isabel K. Düsterhöft

    Shifts in societal development resulting from economic and technological advancements have had an impact upon the development of human sexuality and behaviour, and with the expansion of developments such as the Internet and associated technologies, it is likely that further societal shifts will…

    Hardback – 2017-08-24
    Sexualities in Society

  • Consumer Sexualities: Women and Sex Shopping book cover

    Consumer Sexualities

    Women and Sex Shopping, 1st Edition

    By Rachel Wood

    Consumer Sexualities explores women’s experiences of shopping in ‘sex shops’ and using sexual commodities in their everyday lives. This enlightening volume shows how women take up sexual consumer ‘technologies of the self’ to work upon and understand themselves as confident and active sexual agents…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15
    Sexualities in Society

  • Rethinking Misogyny: Men's Perceptions of Female Power in Dating Relationships book cover

    Rethinking Misogyny

    Men's Perceptions of Female Power in Dating Relationships, 1st Edition

    By Anna Arrowsmith

    In this path-breaking book Anna Arrowsmith analyses gendered dating behaviour and shows how men’s behaviour is both defined and illustrated by societal norms that require a particular masculine performance, including those desired by potential female performers. Using the case-study of pick-up…

    Hardback – 2015-08-28
    Sexualities in Society