Sex positivity and the persistence of shame

Mercer, John (2018) Sex positivity and the persistence of shame. Sexualities, 21 (8). pp. 1304-1307. ISSN 1363-4607

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Abstract

This essay considers how we make sense of the persistence of shame in the 20th anniversary year of Sexualities and a broader contemporary context in which the discourse of sex positivity has become predominant? This is an important moment in the development of the field to consider the status of sexual shame, not least because the discourse of sex positivity produces a call to action predicated on a repudiation of shame; shame as regressive, ignorant, reactionary and politically suspect.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/1363460718770443
Dates:
DateEvent
21 June 2018Published
4 January 2018Accepted
Subjects: CAH24 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01 - media, journalism and communications > CAH24-01-05 - media studies
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Media and English > Birmingham School of Media > Centre for Media and Cultural Research
Depositing User: John Mercer
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 09:24
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 16:17
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8185

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