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Heterosexual male sexuality : representations and sexual subjectivity

This research study explores the relationship between cultural representations of heterosexual male sexuality and heterosexual men’s sexuality. A critical realist framework is adopted to facilitate the examination of this topic with qualitative and quantitative methods; an analysis of representation in men’s magazines, an analysis of men’s accounts produced in individual and group interviews, and an analysis of a large-scale survey are undertaken. The findings of this study demonstrate that across age and relationship context, there is considerable variation in men’s experience of sexuality, negotiation of representations and in the consequences they experience. The findings of the study are significant for understanding heterosexual men’s subjectivity and sexual practices; the implications for sexual relationships , sexual coercion and violence, and for sexual health and education are considered throughout. / Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Psychology)
Date January 2005
CreatorsMooney-Somers, Julie, University of Western Sydney, College of Arts, Education and Social Sciences, School of Psychology
Source SetsAustraliasian Digital Theses Program
Detected LanguageEnglish

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