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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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Blizzard, Deborah is Associate Professor at the Department of Science, Technology, and Society at Rochester Institute for Technology. Her research interests are among other things the (re)creation of the human-machine relationship through erotic dolls, but she has also focused on sociocultural constructions of fetoscopy and contemporary close-up magic.

Brander, Gunnel is authorized psychologist, psychotherapist and specialist in Clinical Sexology. She has taught Sexology at Malmö University for many years.

Carlbom, Aje, Ph.D. in Social Anthropology, is Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Health and Society Malmö University. He has specialized in cultural and religious aspects of integration, as well as ideological, cosmological, and representational issues.

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