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The sex myth : the gap between our fantasies and reality, Rachel Hills

Label
The sex myth : the gap between our fantasies and reality
Title
The sex myth
Title remainder
the gap between our fantasies and reality
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Hills
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Fifty years after the sexual revolution, we are told that we live in a time of unprecedented sexual freedom. But beneath the veneer of glossy hedonism, millennial journalist Rachel Hills argues that we are in the grip of a new brand of sexual control. Cosmopolitan meets Foucault in this full-scale investigation of the role that sex plays in today's culture. Coming of age in the early 2000s, Rachel Hills felt like a romantic and sexual misfit. Raised on a diet of women's magazines, teen soap operas, and media panics over "hooking up" and "raunch culture," she believed that everyone her age was dining at an all-you-can-eat sexual buffet. Everyone, that is, but her. When a chance encounter with a new friend challenges her preconceptions, Hills sets out to discover the truth about her generation's sexual cultures, speaking with more than 200 people to produce a landmark account of contemporary sexual life. What she finds is the sex myth--the grand significance we invest in sexuality that once meant we were dirty if we did have sex, and now means we are defective if we don't do it enough. An ambitious mix of sociology, popular culture, and powerful personal stories, The Sex Myth uncovers the invisible norms and unspoken assumptions that shape what we think about sex--and accordingly, how we feel about our own sex lives"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hills, Rachel
Dewey number
306.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ 21 .H4565 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex customs
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Sex in popular culture
  • Feminism
  • Feminist theory
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Interpersonal Relations
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General
  • Feminism
  • Feminist theory
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Sex customs
  • Sex in popular culture
  • Sex (Psychology)
Label
The sex myth : the gap between our fantasies and reality, Rachel Hills
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This is not what liberation looks like -- Sex: an act unlike any other -- Freaks and geeks: the trouble with "normal" -- Hot, horny, and in control: the importance of desire -- Masculinity: inside the boys' club -- Femininity: the Madonna/Gaga complex -- Use it or lose it: the performance premium -- You aren't what you do: why we've got it wrong -- Conclusion: beyond the sex myth
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster paperback edition.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9781451685787
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015003770
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)894746648
  • (OCoLC)ocn894746648
Label
The sex myth : the gap between our fantasies and reality, Rachel Hills
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This is not what liberation looks like -- Sex: an act unlike any other -- Freaks and geeks: the trouble with "normal" -- Hot, horny, and in control: the importance of desire -- Masculinity: inside the boys' club -- Femininity: the Madonna/Gaga complex -- Use it or lose it: the performance premium -- You aren't what you do: why we've got it wrong -- Conclusion: beyond the sex myth
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster paperback edition.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9781451685787
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015003770
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)894746648
  • (OCoLC)ocn894746648

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