Mediated Intimacy

Mediated Intimacy

The book reveals the intimate operation of power in mediated advice, how words and images, stories and sound can work to shore up social injustice.

Author: Meg-John Barker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509509133

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Mediated Intimacy looks at contemporary sex and relationship advice, exploring how our intimate lives are shaped through different media, from manuals and magazines to television and Twitter. By exploring how intimacy is constructed through different media texts, the authors consider which ideas and practices these changing forms of 'sexpertise' open up, and which they close down. The book reveals the intimate operation of power in mediated advice, how words and images, stories and sound can work to shore up social injustice. It critically engages with the ideas of choice and responsibility in sex self-help, arguing that these can obscure and/or justify oppression, even if they're sometimes experienced as empowering and/or pleasurable. This bold and incisive book provides a radical challenge to the assumptions underlying the sex advice industry, and presents a critical, collaborative and consensual vision for sex advice of the future.
Categories: Social Science

Sex Media

Sex Media

The Sexualization Report, https://senseaboutsex.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/thesexualizationreport.pdf. ... Sense about sex: media, sex advice, education and learning. ... Mediated Intimacy: Sex Advice in Media Culture. London: Polity.

Author: Feona Attwood

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509516919

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Media are central to our experiences and understandings of sex, whether in the form of familiar 'mainstream' genres, pornographies and other sex genres, or the new zones, interactions and technosexualities made possible by the internet and mobile devices. In this engaging new book, Feona Attwood argues that to understand the significance of sex media, we need to examine them in terms of their distinctive characteristics, relationships to art and culture, and changing place in society. Observing the role that media play in relation to sex, gender, and sexuality, this book considers the regulation of sex and sexual representation, issues around the 'sexualization of culture', and demonstrates how a critical focus on sex media can inform debates on sex education and sexual health, as well as illuminate the relation of sex to labour, leisure, intimacy, and bodies. Sex Media is an essential resource for students and scholars of media, culture, gender and sexuality.
Categories: Social Science

Mobile Media and Social Intimacies in Asia

Mobile Media and Social Intimacies in Asia

Media, Culture & Society, 39(3), 408–422. https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443717691225. Barker, S., Gill, R., & Harvey, L. (2018). Mediated intimacy: Sex advice in media culture. London: Polity Press. Bauman, Z. (2003).

Author: Jason Vincent A. Cabañes

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789402417906

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

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This edited volume brings together cutting-edge studies from emerging scholars of East/Southeast Asia who explore the role of mobile media in the contemporary transformation of the region’s social intimacies, from the romantic to the familial to the communal. By providing a regional and transnational overview of such studies, it affords new insights into how these mobile technologies have contributed to the rise of ‘glocal intimacies’. This pertains to the normalisation and intensification of how people’s relationships of closeness are entangled in the ever-shifting and constantly negotiated flows between global modernity and local everyday life. In providing case studies of mobile media and glocal intimacies, the chapters in the volume attend to a broad range of countries that include China, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Taiwan. This illustrates the differing ways in which mobile media might be embedded in the region’s divergent articulations of social intimacies, which reflect the ongoing tensions between Western and Asian imaginaries of modernity. The chapters also discuss a wide array of mobile media that people use, from social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, to messaging apps like KakaoTalk and WhatsApp, to dating apps like Tinder and Blued. This allows for a mapping out of the different levels of impact that mobile media might have on social intimacies in a region that contains some of the most technologically advanced as well as the most technologically behind societies in the world. In summary, this book allows readers to take a comparative approach to understanding the complexity of the glocal intimacies that are emerging from the ways people in Asia use mobile media to reconfigure their local ties and to enact global relationships. This volume will benefit students, academics, and researchers who are keen in media and communication, cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, and Asian studies. “This exciting and much-needed book will greatly advance our efforts to decolonise media and communications research. The chapters offer empirically rich and nuanced accounts that challenge the dominant paradigms about mediated intimacy.” Mirca Madianou, Goldsmiths, University of London “This collection develops the original concept of ‘glocal intimacies’ to describe how mobile media have become a crucial site where new social intimacies are enacted, reinforced and transformed in Asia. It introduces fresh empirical research from emerging scholars to furnish deep theoretical insights into these imaginaries and practices.” Audrey Yue, National University of Singapore
Categories: Social Science

Ace

Ace

Meg - John Barker , Rosalind Gill , and Laura Harvey , " The Sexual Imperative , " in Mediated Intimacy : Sex Advice in Media Culture ( Cambridge : Polity Press , 2018 ) . 7. Mary Fissell , “ When the Birds and the Bees Were Not Enough ...

Author: Angela Chen

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807014110

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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An engaging exploration of what it means to be asexual in a world that’s obsessed with sexual attraction, and what the ace perspective can teach all of us about desire and identity. What exactly is sexual attraction and what is it like to go through life not experiencing it? What does asexuality reveal about gender roles, about romance and consent, and the pressures of society? This accessible examination of asexuality shows that the issues that aces face—confusion around sexual activity, the intersection of sexuality and identity, navigating different needs in relationships—are the same conflicts that nearly all of us will experience. Through a blend of reporting, cultural criticism, and memoir, Ace addresses the misconceptions around the “A” of LGBTQIA and invites everyone to rethink pleasure and intimacy. Journalist Angela Chen creates her path to understanding her own asexuality with the perspectives of a diverse group of asexual people. Vulnerable and honest, these stories include a woman who had blood tests done because she was convinced that “not wanting sex” was a sign of serious illness, and a man who grew up in a religious household and did everything “right,” only to realize after marriage that his experience of sexuality had never been the same as that of others. Disabled aces, aces of color, gender-nonconforming aces, and aces who both do and don’t want romantic relationships all share their experiences navigating a society in which a lack of sexual attraction is considered abnormal. Chen’s careful cultural analysis explores how societal norms limit understanding of sex and relationships and celebrates the breadth of sexuality and queerness.
Categories: Social Science

Imagining We in the Age of I

Imagining  We  in the Age of  I

2017. “Introduction: Mediated Intimacies: Bodies, Technologies and Relationships.” Journal of Gender Studies 26 (3): 249–253. Barker, Meg-John, Rosalind Gill and Laura Harvey. 2018. Mediated Intimacy: Sex Advice in Media Culture.

Author: Mary Harrod

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000404623

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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In the early twenty-first century shifts in gender and sexuality, work and mobility patterns and especially technology have provoked interest in perceived threats to social bonding on a global scale. This edited collection explores the fracturing of couple culture but also its persistence. Looking at a variety of media sites—including film, television, popular print fiction, new media and new technologies—this volume’s diverse range of contributors examine how mediated scenes of intimacy proliferate, while real-life experiences are cast in a newly uncertain light. The collection thus challenges a latent but growing tendency towards perceptions of romantic decline, in a variety of cultural contexts and with attention to the impact of COVID-19. This is an accessible and timely collection suitable for scholars in gender studies, media, cultural studies and communication studies.
Categories: Social Science

The Routledge Companion to Media Sex and Sexuality

The Routledge Companion to Media  Sex and Sexuality

studies, cultural studies and gender studies, and focuses on popular media culture, LGBT representations and fan practices. ... Scharff) and Mediated Intimacy: Sex Advice in Media Culture (2017, with MegJohn Barker and Laura Harvey).

Author: Clarissa Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351685559

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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The Routledge Companion to Media, Sex and Sexuality is a vibrant and authoritative exploration of the ways in which sex and sexualities are mediated in modern media and everyday life. The 40 chapters in this volume offer a snapshot of the remarkable diversification of approaches and research within the field, bringing together a wide range of scholars and researchers from around the world and from different disciplinary backgrounds including cultural studies, education, history, media studies, sexuality studies and sociology. The volume presents a broad array of global and transnational issues and intersectional perspectives, as authors address a series of important questions that have consequences for current and future thinking in the field. Topics explored include post-feminism, masculinities, media industries, queer identities, video games, media activism, music videos, sexualisation, celebrities, sport, sex-advice books, pornography and erotica, and social and mobile media. The Routledge Companion to Media, Sex and Sexuality is an essential guide to the central ideas, concepts and debates currently shaping research in mediated sexualities and the connections between conceptions of sexual identity, bodies and media technologies.
Categories: Social Science

Confidence Culture

Confidence Culture

Corresponding advice targeted at men rarely goes beyond the instruction to have a shower and turn up on time. See Meg-John Barker, Rosalind Gill, and Laura Harvey, Mediated Intimacy: Sex Advice in Media Culture (Cambridge: Polity, ...

Author: Shani Orgad

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478021834

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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In Confidence Culture, Shani Orgad and Rosalind Gill argue that imperatives directed at women to “love your body” and “believe in yourself” imply that psychological blocks rather than entrenched social injustices hold women back. Interrogating the prominence of confidence in contemporary discourse about body image, workplace, relationships, motherhood, and international development, Orgad and Gill draw on Foucault’s notion of technologies of self to demonstrate how “confidence culture” demands of women near-constant introspection and vigilance in the service of self-improvement. They argue that while confidence messaging may feel good, it does not address structural and systemic oppression. Rather, confidence culture suggests that women—along with people of color, the disabled, and other marginalized groups—are responsible for their own conditions. Rejecting confidence culture’s remaking of feminism along individualistic and neoliberal lines, Orgad and Gill explore alternative articulations of feminism that go beyond the confidence imperative.
Categories: Social Science

Keywords for Media Studies

Keywords for Media Studies

She is the author or editor of several books, including Gender and the Media, New Femininities: Postfeminism, Neoliberalism and Subjectivity, and Mediated Intimacy: Sex Advice in Media Culture.

Author: Laurie Ouellette

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479804238

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Introduces key terms, research traditions, debates, and their histories, and offers a sense of the new frontiers and questions emerging in the field of media studies Keywords for Media Studies introduces and aims to advance the field of critical media studies by tracing, defining, and problematizing its established and emergent terminology. The book historicizes thinking about media and society, whether that means noting a long history of “new media,” or tracing how understandings of media “power” vary across time periods and knowledge formations. Bringing together an impressive group of established scholars from television studies, film studies, sound studies, games studies, and more, each of the 65 essays in the volume focuses on a critical concept, from “fan” to “industry,” and “celebrity” to “surveillance.” Keywords for Media Studies is an essential tool that introduces key terms, research traditions, debates, and their histories, and offers a sense of the new frontiers and questions emerging in the field of media studies. Visit keywords.nyupress.org for online essays, teaching resources, and more.
Categories: Literary Criticism

MeToo and the Politics of Social Change

 MeToo and the Politics of Social Change

Mediated intimacy: Sex advice in media culture. Cambridge: Polity. Baym, N. K. (2015). Connect with your audience! The relational labor of connection. The Communication Review, 18(1), 14–22. Beres, M.A. (2007).

Author: Bianca Fileborn

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030152130

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

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#MeToo has sparked a global re-emergence of sexual violence activism and politics. This edited collection uses the #MeToo movement as a starting point for interrogating contemporary debates in anti-sexual violence activism and justice-seeking. It draws together 19 accessible chapters from academics, practitioners, and sexual violence activists across the globe to provide diverse, critical, and nuanced perspectives on the broader implications of the movement. It taps into wider conversations about the nature, history, and complexities of anti-rape and anti-sexual harassment politics, including the limitations of the movement including in the global South. It features both internationally recognised and emerging academics from across the fields of criminology, media and communications, film studies, gender and queer studies, and law and will appeal broadly to the academic community, activists, and beyond.
Categories: Social Science

The Craft of Criticism

The Craft of Criticism

“All day foreplay for your sexiest night ever,” Glamour, March 2006, cited in Gill, “Mediated Intimacy and Postfeminism.” 30. Tracy Cox, “Six ways to be ... Mediated Intimacy: Sex Advice in Media Culture (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2017).

Author: Michael Kackman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134749232

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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With contributions from 30 leading media scholars, this collection provides a comprehensive overview of the main methodologies of critical media studies. Chapters address various methods of textual analysis, as well as reception studies, policy, production studies, and contextual, multi-method approaches, like intertextuality and cultural geography. Film and television are at the heart of the collection, which also addresses emergent technologies and new research tools in such areas as software studies, gaming, and digital humanities. Each chapter includes an intellectual history of a particular method or approach, a discussion of why and how it was used to study a particular medium or media, relevant examples of influential work in the area, and an in-depth review of a case study drawn from the author's own research. Together, the chapters in this collection give media critics a complete toolbox of essential critical media studies methodologies.
Categories: Social Science