Striptease Culture: Sex, Media and the Democratisation of Desire / Edition 1

Striptease Culture: Sex, Media and the Democratisation of Desire / Edition 1

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by Brian McNair
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415237335

ISBN-13: 9780415237338

Pub. Date: 03/29/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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,

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415237338
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/29/2002
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Preface and acknowledgements
1Sex matters1
2From Wilde to Wild: the end of patriarchy, or is it all just history repeating?15
Pt. 1Cultural sexualization: from pornosphere to public sphere35
3The amazing expanding pornosphere37
4Porno-chic, or the pornographication of the mainstream61
5Striptease culture: the sexualization of the public sphere88
Pt. 2Sexual representation109
6'Women, know your limits!'113
7The mainstreaming of gayness129
8Men behaving sadly: the crisis of masculinity?149
Pt. 3The aesthetics and sexual transgression163
9Men, sex and transgression167
10Queer culture179
11Bad girls: sexual transgression as feminist strategy191
12Conclusions205
Notes208
Bibliography228
Index235

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