Sexual Citizenship: The material construction of sexualities, David T.Evans
Routledge | English | ISBN 0203720636 | 360 pages | PDF | 2.33 MB | 1993
The second half of this century has seen a pronounced escalation in the already well established sexualisation of developed capitalist societies at all structural levels, from day-to-day interactions and relationships to long-term market planning and state policy formation (Armytage et al. 1984; Gebhard 1984). Of course ‘sexuality has always been of central concern to human beings’ (Brake 1982:13) because of its associations with procreativity, its credited though usually unspecified ‘mysteries’ and apparently unsocialised animality, but never before has this concern been in explicit and coded terms, so widely and incessantly discussed, so prominently marketed and consumed, so repeatedly the site of contests over ‘permissiveness’, ‘liberation’, the pursuit or infringement of rights and freedoms.