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Speaking of Sex : The Limits of Language - Antony Grey

Speaking of Sex

The Limits of Language

Paperback Published: 25th November 1993
ISBN: 9780304326983
Number Of Pages: 156

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Nowadays we talk about sex incessantly -- yet we still lack a comfortable language in which to do so. The 'polite' vocabularies of religion, medicine, law and sociology are too formal, value-laden and often simply boring, whilst the vernacular Anglo-Saxon words are regarded by some as 'obscene', and are frequently used by others in an aggressively negative, sex-hating way. Antony Grey criticizes the various rhetorics of sexual discussion, and points at the ways in which language often becomes a stumbling-block to mutual understanding and happiness. He calls for a thorough overhaul of sexual discourse, to pave the way for greater realism.

Preface
Speaking of Sex...p. 1
The Power of Wordsp. 9
Metaphor, Myth, and Rhetoricp. 15
The Language of the Churchp. 21
The Language of the Lawp. 35
The Language of the Sexpertsp. 45
The Language of Sexual Politicsp. 55
The Language of the Market Placep. 69
What Is This Thing Called Love?p. 77
Sexshame and Sexhatep. 87
What About the Children?p. 109
Twenty-first Century - All Change!p. 125
Referencesp. 139
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780304326983
ISBN-10: 0304326984
Series: Sexual Politics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 156
Published: 25th November 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.23 x 13.77  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1