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Article: Location, lore and language: An erotic triangle

TitleLocation, lore and language: An erotic triangle
Authors
KeywordsAtmospheric analysis
Discourse
Computer-mediated
Erotic
Language
Issue Date2012
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company. The Journal's web site is located at https://benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/jls/issues
Citation
The Journal of Language and Sexuality, 2012, v. 1 n. 1, p. 106-125 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study addresses how language interacts with the erotic and ‘place’ (our socially understood surroundings) in an online, text-only, mostly linguistic environment to create an erotic atmosphere, and how eroticised atmosphere relates to linguistically driven sexual subject formation. Analysis focuses on extracts from a conversation in which public erotic discussions unfold between participants who are (ostensibly) men who desire men. A ‘room’ spatiality is continually performed, sometimes relying upon idealised images of ‘erotic oases’ from the offline world to build an erotic atmosphere. These offline erotic oases are places of ‘deviance’ characterised by semi-public sex (e.g. parks, public washrooms, and saunas). This type of atmosphere is contested by some participants while others embrace it. Analysis demonstrates that eroticism, spatiality, and language adapt to one another along a reformulating path. This suggests that a more nuanced understanding of language and the erotic depends on spatial investigations as much as discursive theory.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/265940
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dc.contributor.authorKing, BW-
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-13T08:01:14Z-
dc.date.available2018-12-13T08:01:14Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationThe Journal of Language and Sexuality, 2012, v. 1 n. 1, p. 106-125-
dc.identifier.issn2211-3770-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/265940-
dc.description.abstractThis study addresses how language interacts with the erotic and ‘place’ (our socially understood surroundings) in an online, text-only, mostly linguistic environment to create an erotic atmosphere, and how eroticised atmosphere relates to linguistically driven sexual subject formation. Analysis focuses on extracts from a conversation in which public erotic discussions unfold between participants who are (ostensibly) men who desire men. A ‘room’ spatiality is continually performed, sometimes relying upon idealised images of ‘erotic oases’ from the offline world to build an erotic atmosphere. These offline erotic oases are places of ‘deviance’ characterised by semi-public sex (e.g. parks, public washrooms, and saunas). This type of atmosphere is contested by some participants while others embrace it. Analysis demonstrates that eroticism, spatiality, and language adapt to one another along a reformulating path. This suggests that a more nuanced understanding of language and the erotic depends on spatial investigations as much as discursive theory.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company. The Journal's web site is located at https://benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/jls/issues-
dc.relation.ispartofThe Journal of Language and Sexuality-
dc.rightsThe Journal of Language and Sexuality. Copyright © John Benjamins Publishing Company.-
dc.rightsReaders of post-print must contact John Benjamins Publishing for further reprinting or re-use-
dc.subjectAtmospheric analysis-
dc.subjectDiscourse-
dc.subjectComputer-mediated-
dc.subjectErotic-
dc.subjectLanguage-
dc.titleLocation, lore and language: An erotic triangle-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailKing, BW: bwking@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityKing, BW=rp02437-
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1075/jls.1.1.06kin-
dc.identifier.volume1-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage106-
dc.identifier.epage125-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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