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Speaking of Sex : The Limits of Language

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Nowadays we talk about sex incessantly - yet we still lack a comfortable language in which to do so. The 'polite' vocabularies of religion, medicine, law and sociology are too formal, value-laden and often simply boring, whilst the vernacular Anglo-Saxon words are regarded by some as 'obscene', and are frequently used by others in an aggressively negative, sex-hating way. Antony Grey criticizes the various rhetorics of sexual discussion, and points at the ways in which language often becomes a stumbling-block to mutual understanding and happiness. He calls for a thorough overhaul of sexual discourse, to pave the way for greater realism.
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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 8mm | 189g
  • Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0304326984
  • 9780304326983

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