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Love & Eroticism

Love & Eroticism

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March 1999 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This major collection explores the contested nature of love and eroticism, examining 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.

Mike Featherstone
Love and Eroticism
An Introduction

Zygmunt Bauman
On the Postmodern Uses of Sex
Jeffrey Weeks
The Sexual Citizen
Elizabeth Beck-Gernsheim
On the Way to the Post-Familial Family - From a Community of Need to Elective Affinities
Sasha Weitman
On the Elementary Forms of Socioerotic Life
Elizabeth Wilson
Bohemian Love
Sam Whimster with Gottfried Heuer
Otto Gross and Else Jaff[ac]e and Max Weber
Eva Illouz
The Lost Innocence of Love
Romance as a Postmodern Condition

Cas Wouters
Balancing Sex and Love since the 1960's Sexual Revolution
Henning Bech
Representing Lust in Public

Charles Lindholm
Love and Structure
Mary Evans
'Falling in Love with Love is Falling for Make Believe'
Ideologies of Romance in Post-Enlightenment Culture

David Frisby
Introduction to Georg Simmel's 'On the Sociology of the Family'
Georg Simmel
On the Sociology of the Family
Laura Rival, Don Slater and Daniel Miller
Sex and Sociality
Comparative Ethnographies of Sexual Objectification

Andrew Travers
The Nazi Eye Code of Falling in Love
Bright Eyes, Black Heart, Crazed Gaze

Cindy Patton
'On Me, Not In Me'
Locating Affect in Nationalism after AIDS

Michael Richardson
Seductions of the Impossible
Love, the Erotic and Sacrifice in Surrealist Discourse

Maria Esther Maciel
The Lesson of Fire
Notes on Love and Eroticism in Octavio Paz's The Double Flame


Mike Hepworth
Love, Gender and Morality
Stephen Kern's 'Eyes of Love'

Arthur W Frank
Bodies, Sex and Death

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