• The Changing Face of Patriarchy: Is it receding or just reinventing itself?

    October 6, 2017 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    FiLiA Conference 2017 14th October – 15th October 2017 UCL Institute Of Education 20 Bedford Way London, WC1H 0AL + Google Map Pricing: One day £50 (£30 concession) Two days £80 (£50 concession) Party £5 (£3 concession) Children 0 – 12 free Is patriarchy dying off or is it just mutating, reinventing itself in order…

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  • Pornography and the Middle-Aged Straight Man

    October 6, 2017 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    I found myself spending the few days over the New Year period in a community deep in the UK countryside. Apart from sharing domestic chores, much of the time could be spent deliciously relaxing on sofas arranged around a huge wood burning stove. On one such occasion I found myself sitting next to a total…

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  • The Sexualised Body and the Medical Authority of Pornography

    October 3, 2017 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    The Sexualised Body and the Medical Authority of Pornography Performing Sexual Liberation Editor(s): Heather Brunskell-Evans Subject: Cultural Studies This edited collection examines pornography as a material practice that eroticises gender inequality and sexual violence towards women. It addresses the complex relationship between pornography and medicine (in particular, sexology and psycho-therapy) whereby medicine has historically, and…

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  • Gay and Born That Way’ – Should We Care?

    September 26, 2017 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Murray has dug deep into the historical Western construction of homosexuality as immoral, and in doing so has left us cognisant that homophobia has not shed its historical roots but has shift-shaped into new forms. Book Review by Heather Brunskell-Evans Given the celebratory hullabaloo about homosexuality in the broadcast media in the summer of 2017,…

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  • A Foucauldian Analysis

    September 15, 2017 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    When the shift hits the critical fan: A Foucauldian analysis Heather Brunskell-Evans School of Education & Training Introduction In the past 15 years in the UK, the state has acquired powers, which mark a qualitative shift in its relationship to higher education. Since the introduction and implementation of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992,…

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  • Podcast

    June 5, 2017 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    PODCAST: From academia to pop culture to body hair, porn culture has permeated almost every aspect of our lives Today, pornography is inescapable. It shapes our self-image, our relationships, our sexualities — even our body hair removal practices. In academia, many media scholars have taken a non-critical approach to porn and third wave feminists have…

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