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By Megbarker @megbarkerpsych

There’s a great post over on Sex Critical about academics writing outside academia which includes a review of Rewriting the Rules and of Unmastered by Katherine Angel:

On authorship and authority: Writing outside of the rules

Posted on November 20, 2012

A review of Meg Barker, Rewriting the Rules: An Integrative Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships (Routledge, 2012)Katherine Angel, Unmastered: A Book on Desire, Most Difficult to Tell (Allen Lane, 2012), and their critical receptions.

September 2012 saw the publication of two non-academic books authored by writers from within the academy. While generically very different, both shared the aim of bringing critical scrutiny to bear on specific aspects of sexuality.  Also, both attempted to expound a broadly sex-critical perspective to a mainstream readership perhaps unfamiliar with the language and tools used in academia and in subcultural sexual communities to define and question sexual practices, identities, and relationships. Read more…

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