Tag: sexuality studies

Call for papers  Researching Sex and Intimacy in Contemporary Life: An interdisciplinary Symposium July 18th 2014 Hosted by the School of Law, Politics and Sociology and supported by Researcher-led Initiative funding,  University of Sussex With confirmed speakers Dr Meg Barker, Open University: http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/main/staff/people-profile.php?name=Meg_Barker Professor Andrea Cornwall, University of Sussex: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/92604 This symposium aims to bring together researchers across […]

Routledge Journals Publishes Porn Studies March 2014 – Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group) publish the first double issue of Porn Studies, the premier dedicated, international, peer-reviewed journal tocritically explore those cultural products and services designated as pornographic and their cultural, economic, historical, institutional, legal and social contexts. Porn Studies is edited by Professor Feona Attwood of Middlesex University and Professor […]

Dear Colleagues, We are delighted to announce the launch of the ‘sexgen Northern Network’. ‘sexgen’ is a collaborative interdisciplinary network bringing together gender and sexuality based research centres around the North of England. We aim to bring academic research, writing and thinking on gender and sexuality into conversation with the ideas, cultural expressions and knowledges […]

In recent years a growing research literature has addressed Asexuality, commonly defined as ‘not experiencing sexual attraction’, with a diverse range of contributions being made from a variety of fields. This article is intended as an accessible review of the topic, framed in terms of the core questions which have been addressed within the field […]

This is a pre-print of a paper published in Psychology of Sexualities Review, Vol. 4, No. 1, Autumn 2013. A copy of the final article can be obtained here.  While asexuality is usually defined as ‘not experiencing sexual attraction’ amongst those who self-identify as asexual , the question ‘what is asexuality?’ immediately becomes more complex when […]

Heaphy, Brian (2012) Reflexivity sexualities or reflexive sociology? In: Sexualities: Past reflections, Future Directions. Palgrave Macmillan, London. There are two main ways in which the term ‘reflexivity’ is used within contemporary social theory. The first refers to the self-monitoring and self-management of individuals. The second to critical self-reflection on the part of researchers about their own social positioning, […]