The sexualisation of popular culture: towards a Christian sexual aesthetic

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The sexualisation of popular culture: towards a Christian sexual aesthetic

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dc.contributor.author DeLashmutt, Michael en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter. At the time of publication, the author was at the University of Aberdeen. en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-19T15:36:02Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T11:45:05Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T14:18:25Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_GB
dc.description.abstract For roughly the last decade, North American sexual mores have undergone an intriguing and paradoxical transformation. This change can be witnessed in both mainline evangelicalism as well as within mainstream American popular culture. While parachurch organisations push for youth-abstinence and argue for increasingly more stringent sexual norms for teens and young adults, popular culture has evinced an increasingly more liberalised understanding of sexuality, including the popularisation of figures and images from adult media and increasingly explicit sexual references in popular music. Though both trends appear to convey antithetical sexual mores, I will argue that underneath these contrasting surface appearances their common fascination with sexual experience reflects an unhealthy trend in both popular culture and popular church towards a privatised and disembodied sexuality. For the Church to respond to an increasingly sexualised culture, it must address her own understanding of human sexuality and the body first. My thesis is a simple one: human sexual experience has become a commodity, a privately consumed good, which is alienated from either the human body or social community. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation Summer 2006, pp. 42-56 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/35892 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher G J Palmer & Sons Ltd. en_GB
dc.subject theology en_GB
dc.subject sexuality en_GB
dc.subject pornography en_GB
dc.subject sexual ethics en_GB
dc.subject youth culture en_GB
dc.subject popular culture en_GB
dc.title The sexualisation of popular culture: towards a Christian sexual aesthetic en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2008-08-19T15:36:02Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T11:45:05Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T14:18:25Z
dc.identifier.issn 0011-2100 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Crucible en_GB


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