Latex and lingerie [electronic resource] : shopping for pleasure at ann summers / Merl Storr.

by Storr, Merl, 1966-Looking glass; Bloomsbury (Firm) [supplier.]Looking glass.

Series: Bloomsbury academic collectionsBerg fashion library: ; Materializing culture: Publisher: Oxford : Berg, 2003.Description: 1 online resource (xii, 235 pages) : illustrations.ISBN: 9781847888778.Subject(s): Ann Summers LimitedLooking glass | Direct selling -- Great Britain -- Case studies | Home-based businesses -- Great Britain -- Case studies | Lingerie industry -- Great Britain -- Case studies | Sex-oriented businesses -- Great Britain -- Case studiesNote: Compliant with Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Content is displayed as HTML full text which can easily be resized or read with assistive technology, with mark-up that allows screen readers and keyboard-only users to navigate easily.Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Audience/Rating: Specialized. Alternative form: Print version: 9781859736937Online access: Read this from Berg Fashion Library
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Sexy, hedonistic, hilarious - Ann Summers parties are the ultimate girls' night in. Promising the perfect antidote to the toils of everyday life - sexual pleasure - they are the 'naughty but nice' version of the classic Tupperware® party. Ann Summers parties are incredibly popular, with around 4000 parties held in Britain every week. The basis is simple: to provide an all-female environment where women can buy sexy lingerie, erotic fashion, sex toys and other sex-related products. In many respects these parties enable women to transgress social taboos in the comfort of their own homes. But they are also a subtle means of constructing and enforcing heterosexual femininity. This book investigates what really goes on at these 'special' homosocial gatherings, where heterosexual women drink, laugh, shop, play party games and talk about sex. Storr develops a new analysis of the ways heterosexual women identify with and against each other - and of what this tells us about gender, sexuality and consumption in contemporary society. Drawing on both participant observation and in-depth interviews with party organizers, this fascinating and fun book is an indispensable guide to the politics of 'post-feminist' culture.

Compliant with Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Content is displayed as HTML full text which can easily be resized or read with assistive technology, with mark-up that allows screen readers and keyboard-only users to navigate easily.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Specialized.

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Merl Storr Senior Lecturer in Sociology,University of East London

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