The Greeks, Eroticism and Ourselves

  title={The Greeks, Eroticism and Ourselves},
  author={Simon Hardy},
  pages={201 - 216}
  • S. Hardy
  • Published 1 May 2004
  • Sociology
  • Sexualities
One of the principle connections between the lived experience and the representation of sexuality occurs at the level of erotic meaning. In any given culture erotic meanings found in representation may reflect or structure experience in a variety of ways. For example, many feminists have argued that pornography has helped to structure our modern experience of gender and sexuality in ways they consider oppressive. It is certainly important to consider the relation of eroticism to wider aspects… Expand
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