Social scientists don't say 'titwank'

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dc.contributor.author McKee, A
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-10T18:05:56Z
dc.date.issued 2009-10
dc.identifier.citation Sexualities, 2009, 12 (5), pp. 629 - 646
dc.identifier.issn 1363-4607
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/28812
dc.description.abstract Drawing on the textual evidence of a number of referees' reports this article maps key differences between the humanities and social sciences approaches to the study of pornography in order to facilitate better understanding and communication between the areas. 1. Social scientists avoid 'vulgar' language to describe sex. Humanities scholars need not do so. 2. Social scientists remain committed to the idea of 'objectivity' while humanities scholars reject the idea - although this may be a confusion in language, with the term in the social sciences used to mean something more like 'falsifiability'. 3. Social science assumes that the primary effects of exposure to pornography must be negative. 4. More generally, social science resists paradigm changes, insisting that all new work agrees with research that has gone before. 5. Social science believes that casual sex and sadomasochism are negative; humanities research need not do so. © 2009 SAGE Publications.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1177/1363460709340372
dc.title Social scientists don't say 'titwank'
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Sexualities
dc.journal.volume 5
dc.journal.volume 12
dc.journal.number 5 en_US
dc.publocation Thousand Oaks en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 629 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 646 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
dc.personcode 122363
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Culture, Gender, Sexuality en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Casual sex
dc.description.keywords Objectivity
dc.description.keywords Paradigms
dc.description.keywords Pornography
dc.description.keywords Sadomasochism
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
pubs.consider-herdc false
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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