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Object MattersCondoms, Adolescence and Time$
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Nicole Vitellone

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780719075681

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719075681.001.0001

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The condom, gender and sexual difference

The condom, gender and sexual difference

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Object Matters

Nicole Vitellone

Manchester University Press

Chapter 5 showed how theories of porn have inadvertently naturalised the male body and heterosexuality as primary and authentic. This chapter shows how, in the context of AIDS, sociologists and social theorists have similarly produced a naturalisation of the male body and male heterosexuality in their interpretation of the condom in the context of AIDS.

Keywords:   AIDS, male body, male heterosexuality, condom

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