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Sexual Fantasies

At the Convergence of the Cultural and the Individual

Edited By Mariah Larsson and Sara Johnsdotter

This book expands the notion of sexual fantasies from the field of psychology into the realms of cultural studies, anthropology, philosophy, and sociology. So far, much research on sexual fantasies has dealt with issues of gender differences, the effect of sexual fantasies on people’s sex lives, or how problematic fantasies can be treated in therapy. In this volume contributors from different academic disciplines explore sexual fantasies at the convergence of the cultural and the individual, taking into account that fantasies are paradoxical: highly individualised and private, and at the same time dependent on a world that supplies structures, images, symbols, and narratives.
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Mariah Larsson specialises in sexuality and film. She is currently on leave from her position as Associate Professor in Sexology, Health and Society at Malmö University (Sweden) to work as a researcher at the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University.

Sara Johnsdotter is Professor in Medical Anthropology at Malmö University. Her research projects have included genital modifications and sexuality, as well as the interface between sexuality and language.

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