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Language and sexuality

Author: Deborah Cameron; Don Kulick
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
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"How are sexuality and erotic desire expressed in language? Do gay men and lesbians have a language of their own? Does 'no' always mean no? Is sexual desire beyond words? This textbook looks at how we talk about sex and why we talk about it the way we do." "Drawing on a wide range of examples, from personal ads to phone sex, from sadomasochistic scenes to sexual assault trials, the book provides a clear introduction  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Cameron; Don Kulick
ISBN: 0521804337 9780521804332 0521009693 9780521009690
OCLC Number: 51271730
Description: xvi, 176 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Making connections --
Talking sex and thinking sex: the linguistic and discursive construction of sexuality --
What has gender got to do with sex? Language, heterosexuality and heteronormativity --
Sexuality as identity: gay and lesbian language --
Looking beyond identity: language and desire --
Language and sexuality: theory, research and politics.
Responsibility: Deborah Cameron and Don Kulick.

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This lively and accessible textbook provides a clear introduction to the relationship between language and sexuality.  Read more...

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'A much needed book ... the authors affirm the centrality of language to sexuality, and in doing so map out a vital field of study.' Jeffrey Weeks, author of Making Sexual History 'Using the right Read more...

 
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