Researching Sex and Sexualities

Charlotte Ann Morris* (Editor), Paul Boyce (Editor), Andrea Cornwall (Editor), Hannah Frith (Editor), Laura Harvey (Editor), Yingying Huang (Editor)

*Corresponding author for this work

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A rich collection of essays that reflects on the methodologies and parameters for researching sexualities to offer innovative new approaches.

Sexuality is a complex and multifaceted domain – encompassing bodily, contextual and subjective experiences that resist ready categorisation. To claim the sexual as a viable research object therefore raises a number of important methodological questions: what is it possible to know about experiences, practices and perceptions of sex and sexualities? What approaches might help or hinder our efforts to probe such experiences?

This collection explores the creative, personal and contextual parameters involved in researching sexuality, cutting across disciplinary boundaries and drawing on case studies from a variety of countries and contexts. Combining a wide range of expertise, its contributors address such key areas as pornography, sex work, intersectionality and LGBT perspectives. The contributors also share their own experiences of researching sexuality within contrasting disciplines, as well as interrogating how the sexual identities of researchers themselves can relate to, and inform, their work. The result is a unique and diverse collection that combines practical insights on field work with novel theoretical reflections.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherZed Books Ltd
Number of pages392
ISBN (Electronic)9781786993229, 9781786993236, 9781786993212
ISBN (Print)9781786993205, 9781786993199
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2018


  • Sexualities
  • Research Methods


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