De-Centering Sexualities : Politics and Representations by R. Phillips

By R. Phillips

This e-book of serious rural geography breaks new floor by means of drawing realization to intercourse and sexualities outdoor the city. It explores sexualities and sexual studies in various rural and marginal areas with overseas contributions from quite a lot of disciplines. those contain: literary and cultural experiences, lesbian and homosexual reviews, geography, historical past and legislations. one of the subject matters exposed are:* a lesbian in rural England* sexual lifestyles in rural Wales* sexuality in rural South Africa * scandal within the American South: intercourse, race and politics* nature and homosexuality in literature* Derry/Londonderry as a sexual area* how 'country people' are sexualised in pop culture.

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It would be better, at the least, to acknowledge what we are doing. Instead, we try to hive off power into special categories. Pornography, by definition, is the place where we position the sexiness we can’t handle within more authorized patterns of relating. So we find plenty of power differentials there. Then there is s/m. The specialization and ritualizing of power in s/m allows us to suppose that it necessarily involves distinctive gear, dedicated bars and playrooms; and that in other contexts, conversely, we are egalitarian.

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Beckoned with gray/green eyes, a soft Tennessee drawl. Seduced me out of my adolescent silence. Riggs found his way to San Francisco, the Castro: I learned the touch and taste of snow. Cruising whiteboys, I played out adolescent dreams deferred. Patterns of black upon white upon black upon white mesmerized me. I focused hard, concentrated deep. (Riggs 1991:202) Riggs was playing out racial relations as sexual relations. But it dawned upon him that this was not making him the person he sought to be: in the Castro he was ‘an invisible man’; the available black images were racist sterotypes.

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