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What is the significance of love and eroticism in contemporary social and cultural life? Do the irrationalities of love and sexual attraction increase the aggression and violence between the sexes? Or can the development of romantic love be linked to feminine freedom and the rise in the status of women? Has the quest for life-long romantic love given way to the affair? Or has there been a resurgence of conservative ideas of love and sex in the wake of the AIDS crisis?

This major collection explores the contested nature of love and eroticism. It examines the ways in which erotic bodily pleasures have become central to contemporary consumer culture. It investigates the spatial dimension of erotic life through considerations of Bohemian love, the gay city and the ways in which the urban landscape and everyday life have become sexualized - issues which have become central to the emergence of 'queer’ as a new form of gender politics and more general questions of sexual citizenship.

Drawing on the work of feminists, sociologists and cultural theorists, this book contains a wide-ranging and accessible set of contributions to contemporary debates on sexuality, love and eroticism.

Love & Eroticism is simultaneously published as volume 15, issue 3-4 of Theory, Culture & Society.

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Table of Contents

Love and Eroticism - Mike Featherstone
An Introduction
On the Postmodern Uses of Sex - Zygmunt Bauman
The Sexual Citizen - Jeffrey Weeks
On the Way to the Post-Familial Family - From a Community of Need to Elective Affinities - Elizabeth Beck-Gernsheim
On the Elementary Forms of Socioerotic Life - Sasha Weitman
Bohemian Love - Elizabeth Wilson
Otto Gross and Else Jaff[ac]e and Max Weber - Sam Whimster with Gottfried Heuer
The Lost Innocence of Love - Eva Illouz
Romance as a Postmodern Condition
Balancing Sex and Love since the 1960's Sexual Revolution - Cas Wouters
Citysex - Henning Bech
Representing Lust in Public
Love and Structure - Charles Lindholm
'Falling in Love with Love is Falling for Make Believe' - Mary Evans
Ideologies of Romance in Post-Enlightenment Culture
Introduction to Georg Simmel's 'On the Sociology of the Family' - David Frisby
On the Sociology of the Family - Georg Simmel
Sex and Sociality - Laura Rival, Don Slater and Daniel Miller
Comparative Ethnographies of Sexual Objectification
The Nazi Eye Code of Falling in Love - Andrew Travers
Bright Eyes, Black Heart, Crazed Gaze
'On Me, Not In Me' - Cindy Patton
Locating Affect in Nationalism after AIDS
Seductions of the Impossible - Michael Richardson
Love, the Erotic and Sacrifice in Surrealist Discourse
The Lesson of Fire - Maria Esther Maciel
Notes on Love and Eroticism in Octavio Paz's The Double Flame
Love, Gender and Morality - Mike Hepworth
Stephen Kern's 'Eyes of Love'
Bodies, Sex and Death - Arthur W Frank

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