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Discourses of masturbation: the (non-)solitary pleasures of the (medieval) text

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posted on 2015-12-09, 10:41 authored by David Clark
As an aspect of medieval sodomy, masturbation is often ignored or dismissed by medievalists. Although its status within medieval discourse on sex and gender is multiple and contested, this article demonstrates that it does have a recurrent cluster of associations, and it offers an important perspective on medieval masculinities and male sexuality. Moreover, far from constituting a meaningless, solitary act in medieval literature, on the contrary, masturbation is both overdetermined and always already relational.

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Men and Masculinities, 2016, 1097184X16634799

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of English

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Men and Masculinities

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1097-184X

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1552-6828

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2015-12-07

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2016

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2015-12-09

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http://jmm.sagepub.com/

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en

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