Chapter published in:Metasex – The Discourse of Intimacy and Transgression
Anne Storch and Nico Nassenstein
[Culture and Language Use 22] 2020
► pp. 20–50
This chapter provides a discussion and analysis of taboo body part discourse, ways of naming and categorizing (predominantly male) genitalia, experiences of marginalization, exclusion and derogation, as well as the construction of intimacy as a racialized territory. The different perspectives on the penis that are discussed here do not simply depend on differences in concepts and ideologies pertaining to culture, language and societies, but rather are based on the imperial formations that continue to shape the ruinous ways in which we perceive boundaries between ourselves and others.