The Science/Fiction of Sex: Feminist Deconstruction and the Vocabularies of Heterosex - Women and Psychology (Paperback)Annie Potts (author)
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Potts asks men and women about their actual experiences of heterosex. This interview material, combined with excerpts from sexological and medical texts and features from film and television, draws attention to the ways in which western cultural constructs influence our ideas and experiences of the body, sex, and gender. Potts also uses deconstructive theory as a textual tool, concentrating on how binary oppositions such as inside/outside and mind/body impact on our understandings of heterosex, and affect the power relations between women and men. She also examines how the radical postmodern theories of the body and sexuality proposed by Irigaray, Lyotard, and Deleuze and Guattari disrupt such dualistic modes of understanding and experiencing sexualized bodies. The Science/Fiction of Sex will be of interest to those studying women and psychology as well as gender studies, cultural studies, feminist studies, sociology, philosophy, public health and education.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 23 mm
Annie Potts has opened up new ways of understanding the open potential of all forms of sexuality - an exciting and crucial project for feminists of the future. - Elizabeth Grosz, Rutgers University
The Science/Fiction of Sex is original, witty, extremely clever ... It has some remarkable chapters, such as the one on masculinity, which I would rate among the best I've ever read. The analysis of the alternative erotic-theoretical systems proposed by Irigaray and Deleuze are first-class pieces of writing ... daring and intelligent. - Rosi Braidotti, Netherlands Research School of Women's Studies, Utrecht University
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