Flirting in the Era of #MeToo

Negotiating Intimacy

Authors: Bartlett, Alison, Clarke, Kyra, Cover, Rob

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  • Offers complexity, historical context, and a language for thinking through the sexual politics and practices of today 
  • Explores recent scandals and the #MeToo movement
  • Argues that flirting is more complex than media and public debate generally perceive it to be
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This book provides a contemporary review of the social practices and representations of flirting. In the wake of #MeToo, flirting has become entangled with stories of harassment and abuse that have generated both outrage and confusion. Nevertheless, this book argues that negotiating intimacy has always been an ambiguous social practice that can be risky and fraught, and examines how the presiding perception of flirting is constructed in contemporary cultural media. The book interrogates the relation between flirting and scandal, the kinds of scripts available in popular culture, and relations to feminism and other current social theories around gender and sexuality. It asks the questions; how can desire be declared? How can playfulness be understood? And what kind of language is available to speak about these complexities? Drawing from a range of media forms such as public scandal, reality television, and teen film, Flirting in the Era of #MeToo argues that contemporary flirting is both provocative and conservative in its negotiation of an assemblage of shifting values, and considers possibilities for social innovation and change in light of these competing tensions.  

About the authors

Alison Bartlett is Associate Professor at The University of Western Australia, Australia. She is the author of two books, on Australian literature and on maternal cultures, and has edited another four with the most recent being Things That Liberate: An Australian Feminist Wunderkammer (2013).
Kyra Clarke is Lecturer in Media Studies at Massey University, New Zealand. She is the author of Affective Sexual Pedagogies in Film and Television (2017) and has published in journals including Feminist Media Studies, Continuum, and Sex Education.
Rob Cover is Associate Professor at The University of Western Australia, Australia. He is Chief Investigator on Australian Research Council projects Queer Generations (2015-2018) and AusQueerScreen (2018-2020) and is author of four recent books, including Emergent Identities: New Sexualities, Gender and Relationships in a Digital Era (2018).  

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Flirting in the Era of #MeToo
Book Subtitle
Negotiating Intimacy
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15508-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15508-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15507-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 116
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