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Sexuality Studies


Sex plays a major role in everyday culture. The aim of the research unit Sexuality Studies is to contribute to an increased academic focus on sexuality and hereby to an increased understanding of the relation between sexuality and culture.
Sexuality Studies investigates how sexuality both explicitly and implicitly interacts with cultural products. The unit wants to examine the targets of sexual desire and how sexuality affects our body, practices, rituals, institutions and cultures. The unit regards sexuality in its historical context in an attempt to understand how the transformations of the understanding of sexuality, love and sex have happened across time.
Although the research unit has its origin in the humanities, collaboration with medical and sociological research is a major goal. Sexuality is in the body, in society, in culture, and is formed of these - interdisciplinary cooperation is therefore essential in order to understand sexuality.

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