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dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Jodie
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:05:35Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:05:35Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-09-01T23:00:46Z
dc.identifier.issn1030-4312
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10304312.2012.698039
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47516
dc.description.abstractAcross ages and cultures, music's relationship to sexual allure and its adept capacity for invoking pleasure, eroticism, and desire are well established. Music's ability to arouse and channel sexual urges and desires renders it both a dynamic mode of gender and sexual signification and a putative agent of moral corruption. Music can convey coded sexual innuendo, give shape to a person's erotic agency, or constitute a significant part of their sexual identity. For some, listening to music may, in fact, be considered an erotically pleasurable or even a sexual act. Drawing selectively on music's erotic history, on queer erotic possibilities, as well as on contemporary accounts of musicallymediated eroticism and identity situated across a broad range of popular genres, this paper will examine the way music can be used to catalyze and negotiate erotic pleasures. Specifically, it will examine this in terms of what the author names as 'musico-sexual synergies'. These include: music as a stylistic marker of sexual identity; music as a structuring device for sexual action; and the fetishization of music and/or sound - that is, the sexual fetish known as 'auralism'.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom603
dc.relation.ispartofpageto614
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalContinuum
dc.relation.ispartofvolume26
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCulture, Gender, Sexuality
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMusicology and Ethnomusicology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchFilm, Television and Digital Media
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommunication and Media Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCultural Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode190409
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1902
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2001
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2002
dc.titleTaking it in the ear: On musico-sexual synergies and the (queer) possibility that music is sex
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2012 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Continuum, Volume 26, Issue 4, 2012, Pages 603-614. Continuum is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com with the open URL of your article.
gro.date.issued2012
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gro.griffith.authorTaylor, Jodie L.


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