Studying Sexualities: Theories, Representations, Cultures

Smith, Clarissa, Werndly, Angela and Richardson, Niall (2013) Studying Sexualities: Theories, Representations, Cultures. Palgrave MacMillan, London. ISBN 9780230220423

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Abstract

Sexuality is an integral part of our lives, and our identities. But how do we study it? Written in a lively and accessible style, Studying Sexualities aims to introduce students to the critical study of sexuality, taking a look at the major theories, media representations, and cultural practices.

After having carefully explained the key theoretical and empirical debates on the subject – outlining Foucauldian Constructionism, Psychoanalysis, and Queer Theory - the authors draw on their own original research to address timely topics related to gender, sexuality, and popular culture. Contemporary examples used within the book include discussions of sex shops, cybersex, and sex toys, the TV series Sex and the City, Will and Grace and The L Word, and the immensely popular Twilight books.

Studying Sexualities is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students on Cultural, Media, Film, or visual Studies, or Sociology and Sexuality courses, who are interested in researching the fascinating complexities of sexuality today.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Media > Advertising and Public Relations
Media > Cinema and Film
Media > Film
Media > Media and Cultural Studies
Media > Television
Media > Video
Social Sciences
Divisions: Creative and Cultural Practices Beacon > Media and Cultural Studies Workstream
Faculty of Arts Design and Media > Department of Media
Depositing User: Clarissa Smith
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2016 16:52
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2016 16:52
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/6103

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