Sexed up: theorizing the sexualization of culture

ATTWOOD, F. (2006). Sexed up: theorizing the sexualization of culture. Sexualities, 9 (1), 77-94.

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    Abstract

    This paper reviews and examines emerging academic approaches to the study of ‘sexualized culture’; an examination made necessary by contemporary preoccupations with sexual values, practices and identities, the emergence of new forms of sexual experience and the apparent breakdown of rules, categories and regulations designed to keep the obscene at bay. The paper maps out some key themes and preoccupations in recent academic writing on sex and sexuality, especially those relating to the contemporary or emerging characteristics of sexual discourse. The key issues of pornographication and democratization, taste formations, postmodern sex and intimacy, and sexual citizenship are explored in detail.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: © SAGE Publications
    Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
    Identification Number: 10.1177/1363460706053336
    Depositing User: Ann Betterton
    Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2007
    Last Modified: 21 Dec 2010 11:29
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/50

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