By Rachel Wood
Consumer Sexualities explores women’s stories of procuring in ‘sex retailers’ and utilizing sexual commodities of their daily lives. This enlightening quantity exhibits how ladies absorb sexual purchaser ‘technologies of the self’ to paintings upon and comprehend themselves as convinced and lively sexual brokers in postfeminist neoliberal tradition. In guiding the reader in the course of the old emergence of sexual commodities ‘for ladies’ in feminism and postfeminism, wooden issues to the normalisation and legislation of sexual practices and identities in and during intake. certainly, women’s bills convey the paintings occupied with developing the ‘right’ – a professional, tasteful, and assured – orientation to sexual intake and, by means of extension, in turning into an intelligibly ‘good’ sexual individual. even as, the writer attracts upon de Certeau to teach how the normal contexts during which sexual commodities are used may end up in unpredictable moments of edition, ache, playfulness, and resistance.
A wealthy research of women’s daily concepts of ‘making do’ with the categories of femininity and feminine sexuality that intercourse store tradition represents, Consumer Sexualities will entice students of sociology, cultural reviews and gender stories with pursuits in gender, sexuality, intercourse, and consumption.
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