Sun, sea, sand and sex: the coastal sexuality of materially open legal subjects

Brooks, V. 2014. Sun, sea, sand and sex: the coastal sexuality of materially open legal subjects. 4th International Emotional Geographies Conference. University of Groningen, Netherlands 03 Jul 2013

TitleSun, sea, sand and sex: the coastal sexuality of materially open legal subjects
AuthorsBrooks, V.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

Coastal sites such as Cap D’Agde in Southern France are recognised as sites of overt and transgressive sexual expression. The sexual activity exhibited at these sites is often considered to be deviant, yet this activity continues unfettered by regulation from municipal lawmakers. When viewed as a space of material vitality, the site emerges a material assemblage. Not only this, but Coastal Sexuality emerges as a position of immanence which has the power to disrupt the transcendent construction of sexuality. This position of immanence can be characterised as a moment of openness and tactile receptiveness between material bodies and the seductive eroticism of coastal terrain. This openness can also be considered as an emergence of a materially immanent legal subject.

KeywordsSexuality, law, immanence, deleuze, posthuman, coast
Year2014
Conference4th International Emotional Geographies Conference
Publication dates
Completed2014

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