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Erotics and Politics : Gay Male Sexuality, Masculinity and Feminism - Tim Edwards

Erotics and Politics

Gay Male Sexuality, Masculinity and Feminism

Paperback Published: 6th January 1994
ISBN: 9780415099042
Number Of Pages: 208
For Ages: 18 years old

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"Erotics and Politics" examines the intersection of the study of sexuality (particularly gay male studies) and gender (spceifically those concerned with feminist issues). In doing so, it covers a wide range of subjects important to gay and feminist movements of the past 25 years. These issues include gay liberational sexuality, sado-masochism, pornography, promiscuity, personal relationships, AIDS and postmodernity. The central focus of attention throughout is the nature and development of gay male sexuality and masculinity. This book is unique in its coverage of a wide range of topics and its analytical connection of these topics which are usually examined in isolation. Drawing upon both academic material as well as personal accounts, "Erotics and Politics" discusses such issues as how feminism and gay male sexuality enjoy a simultaneously collaborative and antagonistic relationship; how society has conflated issues of gay liberation, child abuse and sadomasochism.

Introduction: Erotic Politics 1. Coming out, coming together 2. Sexual politics and the politics of sexuality 3. Gender and generation 4. Sadomasochism, masculinity and the problem of pornography 5. Public sex: the eroticism of an oppressed position 6. Private love: An Alternative? 7. The Aids Dialetics 8. Politics, plurality and postmodernity Conclusion: Gay male sexuality, masculinity and feminism

ISBN: 9780415099042
ISBN-10: 0415099048
Series: Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 6th January 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1

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