Palgrave Studies in Language, Gender and Sexuality

Online Sex Talk and the Social World

Mediated Desire

Authors: Myketiak, Chrystie

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  • Analyses a large naturally-occurring set of unique sex talk data from an online community of practice
  • Examines what occurs discursively and linguistically in this community and how those practices can be understood as social forces
  • Explores the discursive strategies that participants adopt to codify a non-sexual community of practice as heterosexual
  • Looks to the future of sex talk and technology, including AI and sex robots of different kinds and the controversies that surround them
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This book develops a feminist and queer linguistic account of the construction of sex, sexuality, and desire through a linguistic and discursive analysis of naturally occurring sex talk from an online community. Critical discourse analysis is used to analyse a corpus of data drawn from incidental sex 'talk' observed in the community over the course of an 18-month period. Sub-types of sex talk that are examined include cybersex, self-disclosure, confidences, joking, games, flirting, and automated sexual commands that ‘generate’ sex between participants. The book will be of use to students and researchers interested in the language of gender and sexuality, as well as feminist and queer accounts of technology and sexual communication.


About the authors

Chrystie Myketiak is Principal Lecturer in Language and Linguistics at the University of Brighton, UK. Her research investigates discourse and narratives in text and media with a focus on language use in relation to issues of power, identity, and inequality.


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“Myketiak's book makes important contributions to our understanding of how desire plays out through online talk. Broad in scope and solidly grounded in theory, her work is complemented by a depth of description and analysis that make it a valuable reference for discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, and scholarship in computer mediated communication.” (Eric Louis Russell, UC Davis, USA)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Online Sex Talk and the Social World
Book Subtitle
Mediated Desire
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Language, Gender and Sexuality
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-53579-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-53579-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-53578-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 238
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