LINGUIST List 31.3143

Thu Oct 15 2020

Books: Metasex – The Discourse of Intimacy and Transgression: Storch, Nassenstein

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Date: 14-Oct-2020
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Metasex – The Discourse of Intimacy and Transgression: Storch, Nassenstein
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Title: Metasex – The Discourse of Intimacy and Transgression
Series Title: Culture and Language Use 22
Published: 2020
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/clu.22

Author: Anne Storch
Author: Nico Nassenstein
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260680 Pages: 132 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260680 Pages: 132 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260680 Pages: 132 Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207616 Pages: 132 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207616 Pages: 132 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207616 Pages: 132 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

This study focuses on the language around sexuality and discourses about sex, labeled by the authors as metasex, from a broad crosslinguistic perspective. Unlike many existing studies on sexting that predominantly take into account the linguistic practices of teenagers often located in the Global North, this book offers a more holistic approach by discussing Southern concepts of body parts, their conceptualization and mediatization (“dick pics”), the interconnectedness of food and sex and its sensualization (“foodporn”) as well as processes of social cohesion around sex, sociability and conviviality (“bonding”). Based on an anthropological linguistic perspective, the authors analyze metasex practices from Nigeria, DR Congo, Uganda, the Mediterranean, and numerous other contexts. Africanist Agnes Brühwiler’s afterword on sex (talk) in Tanzania rounds off the various fresh insights this study offers.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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