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By Jeffrey Weeks

Words, Freud as soon as wrote, are magic. Nowhere have phrases been extra magical than within the writing of sexuality. via phrases and ideas we examine what's reliable or undesirable, fulfilling or painful, major and insignificant. The phrases we use approximately sexuality don't easily describe whatever in the market. they assist form what sexuality is.

The Languages of Sexuality bargains concise and incisive essays on key terms and ideas that have performed an important function in shaping our figuring out of up to date sexualities and intimacies. approximately 100 essays remove darkness from the phrases regarding sexuality in clean, and infrequently unforeseen methods, with entries starting from ‘abjection’ and ‘abortion’ to ‘transgender and ‘Viagra’. Written with readability, perception and keenness by way of an the world over popular theorist of sexuality, this e-book is not just a useful instruction manual, but additionally a private exploration of the fluid, moving, ever evolving meanings of sexual existence as mirrored and refracted via phrases and ideas.

This book is an invaluable resource for either scholars and researchers with pursuits in relation to sexuality and intimate lifestyles, gender reviews, cultural experiences, historical past and sociology. it's going to additionally entice a much broader viewers attracted to serious debates concerning the nature and meanings of up to date sexualities.

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