Identity, Resistance and Moderation in an Online Community of Zoosexuals

Philip R. Kavanaugh, R. J. Maratea

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Regulation plays a key role in the construction of sexuality. Given the extent to which new forms of communication technology have had a liberating effect on the production of new discourses emanating from historically marginalized sexual communities, this study examines how zoosexuals active in an online community work to construct, assert and manage their sex-based identities, situate their sexual practices, attempt to resolve ethical dilemmas, as well as moderate and sanction dissidents for the greater civility of zoosexual discourse. We conclude by further considering the complications inherent in accomplishing these interactive tasks in a virtual space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-24
Number of pages22
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Anthropology


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