publication . Article . 2009

Mediated intimacy and postfeminism: a discourse analytic examination of sex and relationships advice in a women’s magazine

Gill, R.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 2009 Journal: volume 3, pages 345-369issn: 1750-4813, Copyright policy
Abstract
This article uses a discourse analytic perspective to analyse sex and relationship advice in a best-selling women’s magazine. It identifies three different interpretative repertoires which together structure constructions of sexual relationships: the intimate entrepreneurship repertoire, organized around plans, goals and the scientific management of relationships; men-ology, in which women are instructed in how to learn to please men; and transforming the self, which calls on women to remodel their interior lives in order to construct a desirable subjectivity. The article considers each repertoire in turn, and also looks at how they work together in order to pri...
Subjects
free text keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3315, Linguistics and Language, HM, Communication, /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3310

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publication . Article . 2009

Mediated intimacy and postfeminism: a discourse analytic examination of sex and relationships advice in a women’s magazine

Gill, R.;