publication . Article . 2015

The sexuality-assemblages of young men: A new materialist analysis

Nick J. Fox; Pam Alldred;
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  • Published: 27 Mar 2015 Journal: Sexualities, volume 18, pages 905-920 (issn: 1363-4607, eissn: 1461-7382, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: United Kingdom
This paper presents a new materialist exploration of young men and sexuality that shifts the focus away from bodies and individuals, toward the affective flow within assemblages of bodies, things, ideas and social institutions, and the sexual capacities this flow produces. Using data from two empirical studies, we explore the sexuality assemblages of teen boys and young men, and the micropolitics of these assemblages. We find that the sexuality produced in the bodies of young men is highly territorialised and aggregated by various materialities. However, we also reveal how young men resist these conventional sexualities. Key words: assemblage, Deleuze and Guatta...
free text keywords: Assemblage, New materialism, Sexualities, Young men, Deleuze and Guattari, Empirical research, Sociology, Affect (psychology), Social institution, Human sexuality, Materialism, Gender studies
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