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Object Matters: Condoms, Adolescence and Time

Nicole Vitellone

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075681
eISBN:
9781781700877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075681.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

During the mid-1980s, the object of the condom became associated with the prevention of HIV/AIDS. This book investigates the consequences of this shift in the object's meaning. Focusing on the US, ... More


‘Secret Instructions’: Aphra Behn’s Negotiations of the Political Marketplace

Hero Chalmers

in Royalist Women Writers, 1650-1689

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273270
eISBN:
9780191706356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273270.003.04
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter shows how Behn and her panegyrists construct an empowering authorial image in which feminine erotic potency and Stuart loyalism are intimately connected by drawing on the celebration of ... More


Friends and Lovers

Gregory Jusdanis

in A Tremendous Thing: Friendship from the "Iliad" to the Internet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452840
eISBN:
9780801454752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452840.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter considers the specter of desire between the two comrades—another anxiety which runs through many treatments of friendship, both in literature and popular culture. From the ancient ... More


On Spirit and Sperm: Eroticizing God, Sanctifying the Body

in Male Confessions: Intimate Revelations and the Religious Imagination

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768993
eISBN:
9780804773430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768993.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Confessions are, to a large extent, soul work that is read and inscribed into the body, mirrored in it, and practiced through performances of the flesh. The male body is a common theme in male ... More


Professional Female Singers and the Gendering of Folk

Stefan Fiol

in Recasting Folk in the Himalayas: Indian Music, Media, and Social Mobility

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041204
eISBN:
9780252099786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041204.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In much scholarly discourse there is an assumption that women are the natural repositories of folk culture. Although this assumption is often rooted in an important feminist motivation to challenge ... More


The Aestheticization of Everyday Life: Inventing the Modern Memory of Edo

Jason G. Karlin

in Gender and Nation in Meiji Japan: Modernity, Loss, and the Doing of History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838263
eISBN:
9780824871451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838263.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how the revival of a particular past centered on the tastes of the Edo period was expressed through the aestheticization of the culture of everyday life. It first considers how ... More


Introduction

Erica Lorraine Williams

in Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037931
eISBN:
9780252095191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037931.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book explores the cultural and sexual economies of tourism in the Brazilian state of Bahia, known as the “Black Mecca” of Brazil, in order to make sense of how racism, eroticization, and ... More


The Stories of (O)Dessa

Mae G. Henderson

in Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora: Black Women Writing and Performing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195116595
eISBN:
9780199375219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116595.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, Women's Literature

Opening with a prologue on Collen Stan’s narrative of sexual bondage, a cautionary tale reflecting slavery’s social and discursive legacy, this chapter introduces Sherley Anne Williams’s Dessa Rose. ... More


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