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.

Balancing Sex and Love since the 1960s Sexual Revolution

Balancing Sex and Love since the 1960s Sexual Revolution

Balancing sex and love since the 1960s sexual revolution


People long for sexual gratification and for an intimate relationship. These longings are interconnected, but not unproblematically. Today, some people (mostly men) even view them as contradictory. Traditions providing examples of how to integrate these longings ...

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