Freitag, 23. November 2018, 09:00 - 18:00 iCal

Sexuality and Consumption

18th Century to 21st Century

Alte Kapelle am Campus der Universität Wien
Spitalgasse 2-4 / Hof 2.8, 1090 Wien

Tagung, Konferenz, Kongress, Symposium

Weitere Termine

Samstag, 24. November 2018, 10:00 - 14:00

In western societies today, it goes almost without saying that sex and consumption are closely related. Sexual lifeworlds are highly commodified. On the one hand, there is a plethora of commercial goods and services that shape sexual ideas, desires, and practices. On the other, there are scarcely any products or services that do not lend themselves to sexually charged advertising and mass media communication.

The conference “Sexuality and Consumption” will take a close look at how sex and consumption have interacted since the 18th century. It focuses especially on forms of hybridization. “Sex” and “consumption” are equally suggestive notions that warrant an in-depth discussion about which concepts have been at their core, which meanings have been associated with them and the ways in which they have converged.

foto-credits: Photo: Ricardo Martins from Gent, Belgium - Pigalle, CC BY 2.0.

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Franz X. Eder, Mario Keller, Johann Kirchknopf, Oliver Kühschelm, Karin Moser, Stefan Ossmann


Mario Keller
Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte
+43 1 4277 41358