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The Resource Orgasmic bodies : the orgasm in contemporary Western culture, Hannah Frith

Orgasmic bodies : the orgasm in contemporary Western culture, Hannah Frith

Label
Orgasmic bodies : the orgasm in contemporary Western culture
Title
Orgasmic bodies
Title remainder
the orgasm in contemporary Western culture
Statement of responsibility
Hannah Frith
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Engaging both with science and popular culture, this book examines the meanings given to orgasmic bodies in contemporary heterosex. Starting from the assumption that orgasm is not a 'natural' or pre-social experience, Orgasmic Bodies argues that the meaning of 'orgasmic experience' must be learned - sometimes through explicit pedagogical instruction which is wrapped up in gendered ideologies. Despite detailed attention to 'knowing' the orgasmic body, especially the female body, embodied experience remains ambiguous and ineffable even as scientific and lay discourses seek to make it concrete and unmistakable. The dominance of an 'orgasmic imperative' where orgasm is essential to 'good sex', combined with evidence that women experience fewer orgasms than men, generates differing obligations to produce, work on, and enact, orgasm. Orgasmic Bodies explores how bodily experiences of orgasm are worked up as present/absent, complicated/straightforward, too slow/too fast, fake or real, in the doing of masculinities and femininities"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frith, Hannah
Dewey number
306.7082
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ12
LC item number
.F75 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orgasm
  • Sex
  • Female orgasm
  • Women
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Human Sexuality
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Marriage & Family
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Pornography
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
  • Female orgasm
  • Orgasm
  • Sex
  • Women
Label
Orgasmic bodies : the orgasm in contemporary Western culture, Hannah Frith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
900031271
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 192 pages
Isbn
9781137304360
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015002359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)900031271
Label
Orgasmic bodies : the orgasm in contemporary Western culture, Hannah Frith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
900031271
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 192 pages
Isbn
9781137304360
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015002359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)900031271

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