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Television and Sexuality: Regulation and the Politics of Taste

Arthurs, JA


JA Arthurs


Arthurs, J. (2004). Television and Sexuality: Regulation and the Politics of Taste. Maidenhead and New York; Open University Press

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date Jan 1, 2004
ISBN 0335209750
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Additional Information Additional Information : The final chapter in this book is a revised and expanded version of output 2. This book led to several invitations to write for subsequent publications on themes explored in the book, namely two 2,000 word entries in the forthcoming International Encyclopaedia of Communication, (Blackwell 2007) �Cultural Studies: Feminism and Popular Culture', and �Sex and Pornography as Media Content'; a substantial revision of Chapter 6 �Documenting the Sex Industry' to incorporate new material on fictional films about trafficked women, in �Sex Workers Incorporated' in J. Hollows and R. Moseley (eds) Feminism in Popular Culture (Berg 2006, pp119 -139); and two entries on �Television, Sex and Regulation', and �The Brass Eye Controversy' in J. Sinclair (ed) Contemporary World Television (BFI 2004). It also informed Arthurs' editorial role for the journal Feminist Media Studies, where she has commissioned and edited commentaries on topics relating to models of sex and gender in the media. Very positive reviews greeted the book with comments such as: �[T]his is an important, well-written book�Arthurs integrates feminist cultural theory, public sphere theory and more recent queer theory for a compelling analytic framework�.the theoretical perspective comes across as measured, reflexive and balanced�as well as a theoretically sharp analysis of key concepts and issues� (Ornebring, Westminister Papers in Communication and Culture Vol 2 No 2, 2005, pp 115-116); �Arthurs' role in building a greater body of literature on television cannot be underestimated. Writing from a feminist perspective, she offers a much-needed addition to the field. Of equal significance is her contribution to the field of critical sexuality studies.� (Lind, Feminist Media Studies Vol 5 No 3, 2005) and �Arthurs is to be congratulated. The topics are well researched and engaging� (Beusch, Media, Culture and Society Vol 28 No 3, 2006, pp 473-478).

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