The Routledge Companion to Media, Sex and Sexuality is a vibrant and authoritative exploration of the ways in which sex and sexualities are mediated in modern media and everyday life.
The 40 chapters in this volume offer a snapshot of the remarkable diversification of approaches and research within the field, bringing together a wide range of scholars and researchers from around the world and from different disciplinary backgrounds including cultural studies, education, history, media studies, sexuality studies and sociology.
The volume presents a broad array of global and transnational issues and intersectional perspectives, as authors address a series of important questions that have consequences for current and future thinking in the field. Topics explored include post-feminism, masculinities, media industries, queer identities, video games, media activism, music videos, sexualisation, celebrities, sport, sex-advice books, pornography and erotica, and social and mobile media.
The Routledge Companion to Media, Sex and Sexuality is an essential guide to the central ideas, concepts and debates currently shaping research in mediated sexualities and the connections between conceptions of sexual identity, bodies and media technologies.
Clarissa Smith is Professor of Sexual Cultures at the University of Sunderland, UK. A founding co-editor of the Routledge journal Porn Studies Clarissa’s research is focused on representations of sex and sexuality and their production and consumption. Publications include numerous articles and chapters exploring the specificities of pornographic imagery, forms of stardom, production and regulation.
Feona Attwood is Professor in Cultural Studies, Communication and Media at Middlesex University, UK. Her research is in the area of sex in contemporary culture; and in particular, sexual cultures; new technologies, identity and the body, and controversial media. Her recent publications have focused on online sexual cultures, aesthetics, sex and the media, and public engagement. She is writing a book, Sex Media and Technology. She is the co-editor of Sexualities journal and founding co-editor of the journal Porn Studies.
Brian McNair is Professor of Journalism, Media & Communication within the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology. His research and teaching interests include journalism, political communication and mediated sexuality. Brian is a regular media commentator across print, online and broadcast platforms. He has written more than 400 commentary articles for publications including the Guardian, The Conversation, The Age,The Herald and Scotland on Sunday.