Studies in the Psychosocial

The Political Imaginary of Sexual Freedom

Subjectivity and Power in the New Sexual Democratic Turn

Authors: Sabsay, Leticia

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    • Focuses on the psychosocial dimension of sexual life 
    • Challenges accepted ideas about increased sexual emancipation
    • Offers a notion of sexual embodiment that provides an alternative to individualism

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This book develops a performative and relational approach to gendered and sexualised bodies conceived as distinct from the more limited individualistic idea of sexual identity and orientation that is at play within notions of progress in contemporary transnational sexual politics. Focusing on the psychosocial dimension of sexual life, Sabsay challenges accepted ideas of increased emancipation, and the steady extension of rights, offering instead a critique of the liberal imaginary that is at the base of the sexual rights-bearing subject. The book offers a notion of sexual embodiment that provides an alternative to individualism, one that is social, radically relational and psychically divided, and that implies a different conception of democratic sexual politics for our time.This book brings together political and cultural analysis of sexual rights discourse with a strong theory of the relational subject whose political investments and articulations depend on a political imaginary. This is a highly original and methodical text which will be of particular interest to academics and scholars of gender and sexuality studies, sociology, politics and psychology.

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Leticia Sabsay is Assistant Professor of Gender and Contemporary Culture in the Gender Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Political Imaginary of Sexual Freedom
Book Subtitle
Subjectivity and Power in the New Sexual Democratic Turn
Authors
Series Title
Studies in the Psychosocial
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-26387-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-26387-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-26386-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-66980-6
Series ISSN
2662-2629
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 282
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