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Provocations of the Hypersexualized City

Provocations of the Hypersexualized City An excess of sexualized images increasingly pervades public spaces in the United States, Europe and Australia. The article will discuss how the sexualized events of urban life have not only moved from the interior spaces of private consumption into public space but that the multi-modal proliferation of “hypersexualization” normalizes sexual transgression. A series of case studies will be analyzed through a feminist rubric to foreground emergent sociocultural sexualized systems “at play” in the city and will argue that sexualized urbanism legitimizes gender stereotypes and contributes to violence toward women. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Architecture and Culture Taylor & Francis

Provocations of the Hypersexualized City

Architecture and Culture , Volume 2 (3): 24 – Nov 1, 2014

Provocations of the Hypersexualized City

Architecture and Culture , Volume 2 (3): 24 – Nov 1, 2014

Abstract

An excess of sexualized images increasingly pervades public spaces in the United States, Europe and Australia. The article will discuss how the sexualized events of urban life have not only moved from the interior spaces of private consumption into public space but that the multi-modal proliferation of “hypersexualization” normalizes sexual transgression. A series of case studies will be analyzed through a feminist rubric to foreground emergent sociocultural sexualized systems “at play” in the city and will argue that sexualized urbanism legitimizes gender stereotypes and contributes to violence toward women.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2014 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
2050-7836
eISSN
2050-7828
DOI
10.2752/205078214X14107818390711
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Abstract

An excess of sexualized images increasingly pervades public spaces in the United States, Europe and Australia. The article will discuss how the sexualized events of urban life have not only moved from the interior spaces of private consumption into public space but that the multi-modal proliferation of “hypersexualization” normalizes sexual transgression. A series of case studies will be analyzed through a feminist rubric to foreground emergent sociocultural sexualized systems “at play” in the city and will argue that sexualized urbanism legitimizes gender stereotypes and contributes to violence toward women.

Journal

Architecture and CultureTaylor & Francis

Published: Nov 1, 2014

Keywords: city; sexualization; advertising; gender; media; postfeminist; feminism

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