Striptease Culture: Sex, Media and the Democratization of Desire

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Psychology Press, 2002 - 246 pagina's

From advertising to health education campaigns, sex and sexual imagery now permeate every aspect of culture. Striptease Culture explores the 'sexualization' of contemporary life, relating it to wider changes in post-war society.

Striptease Culture is divided in to three sections:

* Part one – traces the development of pornography, following its movement from elite to mass culture and the contemporary fascination with 'porno-chic'
* Part two – considers popular cultural forms of sexual representation in the media, moving from backlash elements in straight male culture and changing images of women, to the representation of gays in contemporary film and television
* Part three – looks at the use of sexuality in contemporary art, examinging the artistic 'striptease' of Jeff Koons, and others who have used their own naked bodies in their work.

Also considering how feminist and gay artists have employed sexuality in the critique and transformation of patriarchy, the high profile of sexuality as a key contributor to public health education in the era of HIV and AIDS, and the implications of the rise of striptease culture for the future of sexual poltics, Brian McNair has produced an excellent book in the study of gender, sexuality and contemporary culture.

 

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A British academic and a journalist, McNair is optimistic about the increasing sexualization of culture and the media. Going forward from his Mediated Sex, he reports that the presentation of diverse ... Volledige review lezen

Striptease culture: sex, media and the democratization of desire

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A British academic and a journalist, McNair is optimistic about the increasing sexualization of culture and the media. Going forward from his Mediated Sex, he reports that the presentation of diverse ... Volledige review lezen

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Inhoudsopgave

SEX MATTERS
1
FROM WILDE TO WILD The end of patriarchy or is it all just history repeating?
15
Cultural sexualisation from pornosphere to public sphere
35
THE AMAZING EXPANDING PORNOSPHERE
37
PORNOCHIC OR THE PORNOGRAPHICATION OF THE MAINSTREAM
61
STRIPTEASE CULTURE The sexualization of the public sphere
88
Sexual representation
109
WOMEN KNOW YOUR LIMITS
113
The aesthetics of sexual transgression
163
MEN SEX AND TRANSGRESSION
167
QUEER CULTURE
179
BAD GIRLS Sexual transgression as feminist strategy
191
CONCLUSIONS
205
NOTES
208
BIBLIOGRAPHY
228
INDEX
235

THE MAINSTREAMING OF GAYNESS
129
MEN BEHAVING SADLY The crisis of masculinity?
149

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Over de auteur (2002)

Brian McNair is Reader in Film and Media Studies at the University of Stirling, and a member of the Stirling Media Research Institute.

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