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Transgressive sex : subversion and control in erotic encounters

Author: Hastings Donnan; Fiona Magowan
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2009.
Series: Fertility, reproduction, and sexuality, v. 13.
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"This collection of essays explores acts of sexual transgression that have the power to reconfigure perceptions of bodily intimacy and the social norms of interaction. Considering issues such as domestic violence, child prostitution, health and sex, teenage sex, and sex with animals across a range of settings from contemporary Oceania, the Pacific, South Africa, and southeast Asia to Euro-America, this book should  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Transgressive sex.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2009
(OCoLC)607676119
Online version:
Transgressive sex.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2009
(OCoLC)608620663
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hastings Donnan; Fiona Magowan
ISBN: 9781845455392 1845455398
OCLC Number: 227033742
Description: vi, 280 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Sexual transgression, social order and the self / Hastings Donnan and Fiona Magowan --
Sexually active virgins : negotiating adolescent femininity, colour and safety in Cape Town / Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard and Ann-Karina Henriksen --
Summer sex : youth, desire and the carnivalesque at the English seaside / Suzanne Clisby --
A curious threesome : transgression, conservatism and teenage sex in the 'free house' in Northern Ireland / Rosellen Roche --
Zoosex and other relationships with animals / Rebecca Cassidy --
Dancing sexuality in the Cook Islands / Kalissa Alexeyeff --
'Let them hear us!' : the politics of same-sex transgression in contemporary Poland / Monika Baer --
Taming the bush : morality, AIDS prevention and gay sex in public places / Laurent Gaissad --
Transgression and the making of 'western' sexual sciences / Mark Johnson --
What constitutes transgressive sex? : the case of child prostitution in Thailand / Heather Montgomery --
Courting transgression : customary law and sexual violence in aboriginal Australia / Fiona Magowan --
Managing sexual advances in Vanuatu / Ingvill Kristiansen.
Series Title: Fertility, reproduction, and sexuality, v. 13.
Responsibility: edited by Hastings Donnan and Fiona Magowan.

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Sex is often regarded as a dangerous business that must be rigorously controlled, regulated, and subjected to rules. Sexual acts that defy acceptable practices may be seen as variously defiling,  Read more...

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