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.

Citysex: Representing Lust in Public

Citysex: Representing Lust in Public

Citysex: Representing lust in public

In most studies of urbanization and the city, ‘sexuality’ seems a dirty word, not to be found in indexes and almost equally rare in the text itself. This is hardly surprising, perhaps; in many parts of the academic world, the word can still be uttered only with the purpose of curing an illness ...

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