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CfP: Researching Sex and Intimacy in Contemporary Life: An interdisciplinary Symposium

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 […]

Porn Studies is Released

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 […]

Launch of ‘SexGen Northern Network’

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 […]

Between subjectivity and subjection: untangling the confusion about reflexivity

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 […]