Rethinking asexuality: a symbolic interactionist account

Scott, Susie and Dawson, Matt (2015) Rethinking asexuality: a symbolic interactionist account. Sexualities, 18 (1-2). pp. 3-19. ISSN 1363-4607

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This article aims to contribute a Symbolic Interactionist approach to the study of asexuality. Previous research in psychology, sexology and sociology has had an individualized focus, which has downplayed the interactive and relational dimensions of asexual identities. In order to capture such elements we demonstrate the relevance of some key Symbolic Interactionist concepts: meaning, negotiation, social selfhood and trajectory. In doing so, we suggest it is possible to see asexual identity as a process of becoming within the context of negotiation with intimate others.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Depositing User: Susie Scott
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2014 12:52
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 18:25

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