Bad sex, good love : Homonormativity in the Swedish Gay Press, 1969–1986

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Bad sex, good love : Homonormativity in the Swedish Gay Press, 1969–1986
Author Bertilsdotter-Rosqvist, Hanna ; Andersson, Catrine
Date 2016
English abstract
We discuss “love” as a rhetorical strategy in the Swedish gay press, 1969–86, in relation to shifting meanings of sex and love. During this period, meanings of homosexual subjectivity were rapidly changing at several societal levels. New ideals of openness and monogamous love became more dominant and tended to exclude expressions of sexual practices based primarily on pleasure. Using the analytical terms unconditioned versus conditioned, we discern a shifting relative strength between discursive constructions of unconditioned sex/sex conditioned on love, and love for love's sake/love conditioned on coupledom.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1215/10642684-3315325 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Duke University Press
Host/Issue GLQ : a journal of lesbian and gay studies;1
Volume 22
ISSN 1064-2684
Pages 33-54
Language eng (iso)
Subject Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/20721 Permalink to this page
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