Sexotic: The interplay between sexualization and exoticization

  title={Sexotic: The interplay between sexualization and exoticization},
  author={U. Schaper and Magdalena Beljan and P. Eitler and Christopher B. Ewing and Benno Gammerl},
  pages={114 - 126}
This introduction to the special issue on the ‘sexotic’, reflects on the heuristic potential of the ‘sexotic’ lens. It situates this approach within existing research on the history of sexualization and exoticization and demonstrates how the ‘sexotic’ opens up fresh vistas on topics like mobilities and migrations, arts and media, as well as science and moralities. 
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