Sex, Technology, and Public Health

Sex, Technology, and Public Health

by Mark Davis
     
 

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This book explores the connections between sexual practice, the internet, bio-technologies, and public health. Online dating and social networking websites have been linked with new possibilities for intimacy and sexual relating. Viagra and other forms of sexuopharmacy are said to be altering the experience of sexual practice and pleasure. There are public health

Overview

This book explores the connections between sexual practice, the internet, bio-technologies, and public health. Online dating and social networking websites have been linked with new possibilities for intimacy and sexual relating. Viagra and other forms of sexuopharmacy are said to be altering the experience of sexual practice and pleasure. There are public health concerns that these uses of technology are associated with the transmission of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. At the same time, public health is exploiting such technologies for its own purposes. With reference to research concerning the implications of the internet and bio-technologies for sexually transmitted infections and HIV and the concept of sexual citizenship, this book contributes to a critical public health for the intersections of sexual practice and technology.

Editorial Reviews

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'Sex, Technology and Public Health is an interdisciplinary text, which will appeal to anyone working within health care, media studies, sociology or politics. One of the book's best qualities is its readability on a number of levels, feeding both the research interests of experts in this field, while remaining accessible to new readers interested in examining these very current social topics...This is essential reading for anyone interested in such forms of communication.' - The Kelvingrove Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230268494
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/27/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
261 KB

Meet the Author

MARK DAVIS is Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Sociology, Monash University, Australia. He has published articles and book chapters addressing the technological mediations of sexual life and public health.

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