Sexualities and Communication in Everyday Life

A Reader

Author: Karen E. Lovaas,Mercilee M. Jenkins

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412914437

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 327

View: 9306

Sexualities and Communication in Everyday Life: A Reader is a groundbreaking anthology on the role of communication in the construction and performance of sexualities in interpersonal contexts and in public discourses. Editors Karen E. Lovaas and Mercilee M. Jenkins bring together an interdisciplinary collection which include excerpts from foundational works, recent journal articles, and original pieces written specifically for this text.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Sexualities and Popular Culture

Author: Carl Bryan Holmberg

Publisher: Sage Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

View: 5896

Sexualities and Popular Culture is an exploration into the study of popular culture and its influence on how we perceive the endless varieties of the sexualized human presentation of self in everyday life. Author Carl B. Holmberg presents a short history of the notion of popular culture and communication, giving clear definitions and generous examples that illustrate the evolving portrayal of human sexuality. Holmberg gathers evidence from the 'popular' inherent in all aspects of our culture - from familiar sources such books, film, magazines, and television, to less common ones such as prehistoric texts, sports, and everyday popular practices - to explain how pervasively popular culture communicates sexuality to us and through us.
Posted in Social Science

The SAGE Handbook of Communication and Instruction

Author: Deanna L. Fassett,John T. Warren

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483305481

Category: Education

Page: 488

View: 6738

As the only multi-paradigmatic collection of research in the field, this Handbook brings together a comprehensive range of essays to serve as a fully inclusive resource. Deanna L. Fassett and John T. Warren, along with two section editors and twenty-nine additional contributors, provide a balanced overview of various paradigms in the field—social scientific, interpretive, and critical. Key Features Three sections, addressing overlapping issues in communication and instruction, collectively represent multiple paradigms. This allows the reader to experience the depth and nuance available in communications studies. Each perspective is granted its own foundational chapter to provide an orientation to the discipline. Each contributor sets the agenda for their approach, helping the reader identify where the field is headed and where future research might be beneficial. Besides reviews of extant literature, demonstrating where the field has been, this Handbook also includes chapters that share topical new findings.
Posted in Education

The Routledge Companion to Media, Sex and Sexuality

Author: Clarissa Smith,Feona Attwood,Brian McNair

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351685554

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

View: 8598

The Routledge Companion to Media, Sex and Sexuality is a vibrant and authoritative exploration of the ways in which sex and sexualities are mediated in modern media and everyday life. The 40 chapters in this volume offer a snapshot of the remarkable diversification of approaches and research within the field, bringing together a wide range of scholars and researchers from around the world and from different disciplinary backgrounds including cultural studies, education, history, media studies, sexuality studies and sociology. The volume presents a broad array of global and transnational issues and intersectional perspectives, as authors address a series of important questions that have consequences for current and future thinking in the field. Topics explored include post-feminism, masculinities, media industries, queer identities, video games, media activism, music videos, sexualisation, celebrities, sport, sex-advice books, pornography and erotica, and social and mobile media. The Routledge Companion to Media, Sex and Sexuality is an essential guide to the central ideas, concepts and debates currently shaping research in mediated sexualities and the connections between conceptions of sexual identity, bodies and media technologies.
Posted in Social Science

Sexuality and Globalization: An Introduction to a Phenomenology of Sexualities

Author: L. Bibard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137469293

Category: Political Science

Page: 101

View: 7936

The book argues that a universally widespread virility currently prevents humans from realizing their sexualities, which are originally the feminine and the masculine. This obstacle may be traced back to Renaissance humanism, whose core intention is to take control over the so-called 'nature."
Posted in Political Science

Personal Media and Everyday Life

A Networked Lifeworld

Author: T. Rasmussen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137446463

Category: Social Science

Page: 141

View: 4220

This book addresses the widespread use of digital personal media in daily life. With a sociological and historical perspective, it explores the media-enhanced individualization and rationalization of the lifeworld, discussing the dramatic mediatization of daily life and calling on theorists such as McLuhan, Habermas and Goffman.
Posted in Social Science

Selves, Symbols, and Sexualities

An Interactionist Anthology

Author: Thomas S. Weinberg,Staci Newmahr

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483323897

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 3795

Offering an anthology of original articles on sexuality from a sociological perspective, Selves, Symbols, and Sexualities: An Interactionist Anthology focuses on the diverse and multi-layered meanings of sexuality, sexual behaviors and sexual identities. Thomas S. Weinberg and Staci Newmahr bring you essays that explore sexuality as a social process. As a whole, the book takes the perspective that what each of us understands to be sexual is constructed through everyday social processes and interaction, situated in particular spaces and moments, identified through our social-sexual presentations, and symbolized through language, objects and practices. The book is organized around these four distinct but interrelated processes, and augmented by personal narratives around relevant issues. The authors’ goals for the book are to engage students in the sociological enterprise by providing interesting and insightful entries that emphasize the importance of meaning-making in human sexuality, and to provide them with conceptual tools to understand human sexuality in a complex and quickly changing sexual landscape.
Posted in Social Science

Gendered Lives: Communication, Gender, and Culture, 8th

Author: Julia Wood

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428229957

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

View: 1110

Written by leading gender communication scholar Julia T. Wood, GENDERED LIVES, Eighth Edition, introduces you to theories, research, and pragmatic information demonstrating the multiple and often interactive ways that our views of masculinity and femininity are shaped within contemporary culture. With the most up-to-date research, balanced perspectives of masculinity and femininity, a personal introduction to the field, and a conversational first-person writing style, GENDERED LIVES, Eighth Edition, is an engaging text that encourages you to think critically about gender and our society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Posted in Performing Arts

Sexualities, Spaces and Leisure Studies

Author: Jayne Caudwell,Kath Browne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135740232

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

View: 1137

This edited collection explores the important connections between sexualities, geographies and leisure studies. Chapters consider aspects of sport, leisure and tourism and show how sexualities are produced and reproduced within these spatial realms. The critical and interdisciplinary analyses—which are evident in the collection—focus on sexuality and the socio-cultural power relations produced through and in the spaces of leisure. These theoretical discussions are all informed by recent research findings and, importantly, extend existing debates within the fields of geography and leisure studies. A range of appropriate and relevant topics are covered, including critical debate on sexism, homophobic, heterosexism and heteronormativity as well as specific LGBT experiences of sport spectatorship, socialising, Mardi Gras and skiing. This book offers a unique collection and it is the first of its kind. This book was published as a special issue of Leisure Studies.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Identity, Sexuality, and Relationships among Emerging Adults in the Digital Age

Author: Wright, Michelle F.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522518576

Category: Social Science

Page: 343

View: 8307

Technology has become ubiquitous to everyday life in modern society, and particularly in various social aspects. This has significant impacts on adolescents as they develop and make their way into adulthood. Identity, Sexuality, and Relationships among Emerging Adults in the Digital Age is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on the role of digital media and its impact on identity development, behavioral formations, and the inter-personal relationships of young adults. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as self-comparison, virtual communities, and online dating, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers and professionals seeking current research on the use and impact of online social forums among progressing adults.
Posted in Social Science

Adolescent Sexual Behavior in the Digital Age

Considerations for Clinicians, Legal Professionals and Educators

Author: Fabian Saleh,Albert Grudzinskas Jr.,Abigail Judge

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199357978

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 1397

The nexus between the digital revolution and adolescent sexual behavior has posed significant challenges to mental health practitioners, attorneys, and educators. These digital technologies may facilitate dangerous behaviors and serious consequences for some youth. Adolescent Sexual Development in the Digital Age considers adolescent sexual behavior in both clinical and legal contexts and provides a basis for clinicians, legal professionals, educators, policy makers, parents and the general public to understand the impact that technology has on human growth and development. The book's contributing authors are leading authorities in adolescent development, law, and ethics, fostering an interdisciplinary dialogue within the text. New technology poses many opportunities for both normal and risky sexual behavior in youth; including "sexting," social networking, cyber-sexual harassment, commercial exploitation of children, and child pornography. Beyond just cataloging the various technologies impacting sexual behavior, this volume offers guidance and strategies for addressing the issues created by the digital age.
Posted in Medical

Love, Passion and Patriotism

Sexuality and the Philippine Propaganda Movement, 1882-1892

Author: Raquel A. G. Reyes

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9789971693565

Category: Philippine literature

Page: 304

View: 8906

Love, Passion and Patriotism is an intimate account of the lives and experiences of a renowned group of young Filipino patriots, the men whose propaganda campaign was a catalyst for the country's revolt against Spain. As writers, artists, and scientists who resided in Europe, they were exposed to new ideas. Reyes uses their paintings, photographs, political writings, novels, and letters to show the moral contradictions inherent in their passionate patriotism and their struggle to come to terms with the relative sexual freedom of European women, which they found both alluring and sordid.
Posted in Philippine literature

The Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Media

Author: Karen Ross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118114221

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 608

View: 7280

The Handbook of Gender, Sex and Media offers original insights into the complex set of relations which exist between gender, sex, sexualities and the media, and in doing so, showcases new research at the forefront of media and communication practice and theory. Brings together a collection of new, cutting-edge research exploring a number of different facets of the broad relationship between gender and media Moves beyond associating gender with man/woman and instead considers the relationship between the construction of gender norms, biological sex and the mediation of sex and sexuality Offers genuinely new insights into the complicated and complex set of relations which exist between gender, sex, sexualities and the media Essay topics range from the continuing sexism of TV advertising to ways in which the internet is facilitating the (re)invention of our sexual selves.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

At Home with Pornography

Women, Sex, and Everyday Life

Author: Jane Juffer

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081474236X

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 3090

Juffer demonstrates how women's consumption of erotica and porn for their own pleasure can be empowering while simultaneously reinforcing conservative ideals. She shows, for instance, how the Victoria's Secret catalog functions as a kind of pornography whose popularity is enhanced by both its reliance on Victorian themes of secrecy and privacy and by its appeals to the pleasures of modern career women. In her pursuit to understand what women like and how they get it, Juffer delves into adult cable channels, erotic literary anthologies, sex therapy guides, cyberporn, masturbation, and sex toys, showing the degrees to which these materials have been domesticated for home consumption.
Posted in Psychology

Women, Sexualities, Rights

Utopia Within Our Grasp

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Women

Page: 138

View: 968

Posted in Women

Control and Freedom

Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics

Author: Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262533065

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 4171

Chun describes the way Internet promoters conflated technological empowerment with racial empowerment and, through close examinations of William Gibson's Neuromancer and Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in the Shell, she analyzes the management of interactivity in narratives of cyberspace."
Posted in Computers

Media communication in everyday life

interpretative studies on children's and young people's media actions

Author: Michael Charlton

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 5944

Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Core Themes In Social Work: Power, Poverty, Politics And Values

Power, Poverty, Politics and Values

Author: Sheedy, Martin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335244556

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 4294

"This book sheds a very bright light on poverty as a central experience of the people social workers work with. Research and theories of power, politics and values are thoroughly discussed and provide the basis for a sustained commitment to social justice. The book is a supportive read as it skilfully appreciates the personal challenges that critical and assertive practice entails. It is a book for students, professionals and service leads to keep, re-read and savour." Dr Tillie Curran, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of the West of England, UK "By identifying power, poverty, politics and values as core themes in social work, this text offers us a refreshing perspective which will challenge students and practitioners alike to re-evaluate their practice in the light of its wider social, political and philosophical contexts. Through an exploration of issues of power and an interrogation of the real meaning of social work ethics and values, Sheedy motivates and encourages us to reflect on our practice and to ensure that it is truly person-centred." Dr Sue Taplin, University of Nottingham, UK "This book offers a concise and coherent discussion of what should be core themes in thoughtful and careful social work practice. It offers a journey towards rethinking and embracing effective critical practice, which engages with human rights and social justice as much as with empowerment and with individual and interpersonal change. Occasional student accounts, coupled with use of key points and questions for discussion make for accessibility. The book synthesises, summarises and critiques ideas about how to understand and resolve social issues, enabling readers to question how they might work creatively alongside service users. It is a book which invites reflection on policy and practice." Professor Michael Preston-Shoot, Dean, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, University of Bedfordshire, UK "This excellent text is essential reading for all social workers and students, and a key resource for academics. It highlights - with concern and conviction - the importance of developing an effective critical practice that 'challenges, enhances and broadens the task of conventional social work' in ways that have 'the potential to improve outcomes for service users'. It calls for a social work practice based on an understanding of the issues of power, politics and ideology - and the values and 'world view' held by the worker - linked with concerns raised by the people that social workers regularly encounter and work with. The issues of 'poverty and disadvantage' and their structural causes run throughout this text - issues that have been too long neglected in social work. In this text, Martin Sheedy corrects that neglect by outlining in some detail the impact of poverty on people's lives and life chances whilst at the same time describing how critical practice can be used by social workers to promote social justice and empowerment practices." Dr Pamela Trevithick, Visiting Professor in Social Work, Buckinghamshire New University, UK This engaging book introduces the core themes in social work, and encourages students and practitioners to connect with the important debates surrounding these themes and challenges them to revisit the direction social work is and should be going in. The key contexts of social work are explored using knowledge from the disciplines of social theory, politics, sociology, psychology and ethics. The content is enlivened by: The voices of students, service users and practitioners Current and topical content on social work, poverty, politics, power and values A discussion style format to help readers engage with the topics An extensive range of sources of knowledge and theory Key summary points at the end of each chapter Group discussion questions at the end of each chapter This book will contribute to social work students' and practitioners' thinking about the world in which they live and operate as professionals.
Posted in Social Science

Imagination and Reality

Psychoanalytical Essays 1951-1961

Author: Charles Rycroft

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1781810257

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 2019

A collection of essays, introduced by Masud Khan and J.D. Sutherland, on a variety of subjects including: observations on a case of vertigo; on idealization, illusion, and catastrophic disillusion; the nature and function of the analyst's communication to the patient; beyond the reality principle; and, the analysis of a detective story.
Posted in Psychology

Strip Show

Performances of Gender and Desire

Author: Katherine Liepe-Levinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134688695

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 7561

This book offers an account of an unprecedented North American study of contemporary female and male strip shows. It particularly focuses on the contradictory sex roles, cultural positions, and performance practices of 'straight' strip shows during their second heyday in the early 1990s. Katherine Liepe-Levinson's research took her to over seventy different strip bars, clubs, theatres and sex emporiums ranging from elaborate lap-dancing and couch-dancing 'gentlemen's' clubs in New York, Houston, and San Francisco; to Peoria's onetime duplex cabaret where women strip for men downstairs, and men for women upstairs; to the nightclubs of Montreal where female and male performers displayed the 'Full Monty'. Liepe-Levinson's intriguing, comprehensive study concentrates on the cultural and theatrical elements of the strip shows themselves including the geographic locations and interior designs of the clubs, the choreography and costumes of the dancers and the all-important participation of the audience. She draws upon a variety of methodologies as well as interviews with performers to explore how the strip show's cultural and theatrical aspects simultaneously uphold and break traditional sex roles. Her findings readily complicate several of the most prominent and prevalent theories about sexual representation, gender and desire.
Posted in Performing Arts