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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.

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National Politics and Sexuality in Transregional Perspective The Homophobic Argument

National Politics and Sexuality in Transregional Perspective: The Homophobic Argument

1st Edition

Edited By Achim Rohde, Christina von Braun, Stefanie Schüler-Springorum
April 16, 2019

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 ...

Consumer Sexualities Women and Sex Shopping

Consumer Sexualities: Women and Sex Shopping

1st Edition

By Rachel Wood
January 17, 2019

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...

Radical Sex Between Men Assembling Desiring-Machines

Radical Sex Between Men: Assembling Desiring-Machines

1st Edition

Edited By Dave Holmes, Stuart J. Murray, Thomas Foth
January 17, 2019

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 ...

Sex in the Digital Age

Sex in the Digital Age

1st Edition

Edited By Paul G Nixon, Isabel K. Düsterhöft
January 17, 2019

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 ...

Viewing Pleasure and Being a Showgirl How Do I Look?

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

1st Edition

By Alison J. Carr
April 23, 2018

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 ...

Rethinking Misogyny Men's Perceptions of Female Power in Dating Relationships

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

1st Edition

By Anna Arrowsmith
August 28, 2015

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 ...

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