Latex and Lingerie
Shopping for Pleasure at Ann Summers Parties
By (author) Merl Storr
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Latex and Lingerie by Merl Storr
Book DescriptionSexy, hedonistic, hilarious - Ann Summers parties are the ultimate girls' night in. Promising the perfect antidote to the toils of everyday life - sexual pleasure - they are the 'naughty but nice' version of the classic Tupperware(r) party. Ann Summers parties are incredibly popular, with around 4000 parties held in Britain every week. The basis is simple: to provide an all-female environment where women can buy sexy lingerie, erotic fashion, sex toys and other sex-related products. In many respects these parties enable women to transgress social taboos in the comfort of their own homes. But they are also a subtle means of constructing and enforcing heterosexual femininity. This book investigates what really goes on at these 'special' homosocial gatherings, where heterosexual women drink, laugh, shop, play party games and talk about sex. Storr develops a new analysis of the ways heterosexual women identify with and against each other - and of what this tells us about gender, sexuality and consumption in contemporary society. Drawing on both participant observation and in-depth interviews with party organizers, this fascinating and fun book is an indispensable guide to the politics of 'post-feminist' culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859736982
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Merl Storr
Deleuze and Queer Theory, Paperback (February 2009)
This exciting collection of new work proposes a major paradigm shift in debates on sexuality: a shift away from discourse, identity and signification, to a radical new conception of bodily materialism.
Bisexuality, Paperback (March 1999)» View all books by Merl Storr
Presents the reader with the essential primary texts on bisexuality for the last 100 years. Exploring the often controversial concept from a range of perspectives, this book places bisexuality in its historical and cultural context
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Author Biography - Merl Storr
Merl Storr Senior Lecturer in Sociology,University of East London
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