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Queers, Bodies and Post-Modern Sexualities: A Note on Revisiting the "Sexual"

Plummer, K (2003) 'Queers, Bodies and Post-Modern Sexualities: A Note on Revisiting the "Sexual".' Qualitative Sociology, 26 (4). pp. 515-530. ISSN 0162-0436

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This article reflects on the linkage between developments in symbolic interactionist theory over the past thirty years and the sociological study of the social construction of sexualities. After some personal reflections on the development of the theory, four main themes are highlighted: the links to postmodernism and queer theory; the paths to new research styles; some internal problems with the theory; and the need to reinstall the importance of the body. The article concludes that symbolic interactionism remains a major approach to the study of sexuality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sexuality; symbolic interactionism; postmodernism; queer theory; the body
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 15:52
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:18

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