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.

On the Elementary Forms of the Socioerotic Life

On the Elementary Forms of the Socioerotic Life

On the elementary forms of the socioerotic life

For Elizabeth Beck-Gernsheim and Ulrich Beck

… le discours amoureux est aujourd'hui d'une extrême solitude. Ce discours peut être parle par des milliers de sujets (qui le sait?), mais il n'est soutenu par personne; il est complètement ...

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