No Downloads. Views Total views.
Actions Shares. Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide. Orgasmic bodies: the orgasm in contemporary western culture 1.
Engaging with both science and popular culture it examines the meanings given to orgasmic bodies in contemporary heterosex. You just clipped your first slide! Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.
Now customize the name of a clipboard to store your clips. Visibility Others can see my Clipboard.
In particular, she explores whether or not there are processes that might facilitate learning about how to make sense of physical sensations and to understand them as sexual and pleasurable or not. One of the great strengths of this book and there are many is the way that Frith draws upon, traces, and maps out the cultural context surrounding absences and subjective experience, in particular the educational formats through which sexual values and norms are taught.
However, the main disappointing feature of Orgasmic Bodies: The Orgasm in Contemporary Western Culture is its sole focus on white Western cultural experiences. Although, the text references contemporary Western culture, the volume does not include any case studies or examples that examine various experiences of others, such as Asian-American, Hispanic-American or Middle Eastern-American, who live within Western cultures.
As such, it seems one dimensional and heavily weighted on an Anglophone narrave. At a me when the West is becoming more multicultural, it is important to include more cultural and ethnic narratives in research.
Without these narratives, the book could potentially alienate culturally hyphenated readers for whom the content might not speak to their own culturally informed experiences. It highlights the challenges concerning the gendering of heterosex that still have to be overcome. Frith writes well-researched chapters that continuously challenge assumptions about orgasm, particularly in relation to commonly held ideas about gender idenes and authentic bodily experiences.
She provides a spirited account of the complex meanings of orgasm within the Western culture.
References Fahs, B. Inter-disaplinary wellness center, education and practice focused for women.
Internet Explorer. In stock online.
Not available in stores. The following ISBNs are associated with this title:.
Orgasmic Bodies explores how bodily experiences of orgasm are worked up as present/absent, complicated/straightforward, too slow/too fast, fake or real, in the . PDF | On Oct 4, , Nicole Ohebshalom and others published Hannah Frith, Orgasmic bodies: The orgasm in contemporary Western culture.
If you do not have to customize your Internet security settings, click Default Level. Then go to step 5.