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scarletlatitude

"‘My [asexuality] is playing hell with my dating life’: Romantic identified asexuals negotiate the dating game"

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scarletlatitude

More research! :)

 

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1363460717716400

 

Vares, T. (2017). ‘My [asexuality] is playing hell with my dating life’: Romantic identified asexuals negotiate the dating game. Sexualities. Retrieved from http://journals.sagepub.com/. Doi: 10.1177/1363460717716400

 

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While academic attention to asexuality has increased in recent years, there is still relatively little research into the relational lives of romantic identified asexuals, and less still on the gendered dimensions of these. This article aims to address these research gaps by examining the ways in which 13 self-identified romantic asexuals living in New Zealand experience and navigate dating practices/finding somebody. I employ a feminist poststructuralist approach to explore the ways in which the pervasiveness of hook up culture and gendered discourses of sexuality both constrain and enable possibilities for developing partnered relationships with non-asexuals.

 

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Pramana

I've been trying to find a feminist postructuralist response to the symbolic interactionists, so this was really useful. However, the article fails to make a plausible case for the continued application of feminist poststructuralist method, as the author had to accept the main elements of symbolic interactionist critique (the participants weren't politically motivated, they weren't successful at establishing distinctively asexual relationships, negotiating desirable relationships required repurposing existing narratives from BDSM without even admitting they were asexuals while operating in those contexts).

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