The Social Organization of Desire: The Sexual Fields Approach*

  title={The Social Organization of Desire: The Sexual Fields Approach*},
  author={Adam Isaiah Green},
  journal={Sociological Theory},
  pages={25 - 50}
  • A. Green
  • Published 1 March 2008
  • Sociology, Psychology
  • Sociological Theory
Modern urban life is increasingly characterized by specialized erotic worlds designed for sexual partnership and sexual sociality. In this article, I build on sociological theory developed in areas other than the sociology of sexuality to formulate a frame-work uniquely suited to the analysis of such modern erotic worlds—the sexual fields framework. Coupling Goffman's social psychological focus on situational negotiation with a Bourdieusian model of routine practice, the sexual fields framework… 

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