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Mediated intimacy : sex advice in media culture.

Author: Meg John Barker; Rosalind Gill; Laura Harvey
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book looks at contemporary sex and relationship advice, exploring how our intimate lives are shaped through different media, from manuals and magazines to television and Twitter. By exploring how intimacy is constructed through different media texts, the authors consider which ideas and practices these changing forms of 'sexpertise' open up, and which they close down. The book reveals the intimate operation of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meg John Barker; Rosalind Gill; Laura Harvey
ISBN: 9781509509126 1509509127
OCLC Number: 1125163466
Notes: bibl. : index.
Description: VII, 277p. ; .. cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements vi1 Mediated Intimacy: Sex Advice in Media Culture 12 History of Mediated Sex Advice 303 Gender, Sexuality and the Body in the Media 514 Being Normal 835 Work and Entrepreneurship 1076 Pleasure 1327 Safety and Risk 1538 Communication and Consent 1769 Conclusions 202References 226Index 261

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This book looks at contemporary sex and relationship advice, exploring how our intimate lives are shaped through different media, from manuals and magazines to television and Twitter. By exploring how intimacy is constructed through different media texts, the authors consider which ideas and practices these changing forms of 'sexpertise' open up, and which they close down. The book reveals the intimate operation of power in mediated advice, how words and images, stories and sound can work to shore up social injustice.

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