- 年報社会学論集 (ISSN:09194363)
- vol.2002, no.15, pp.16-29, 2002-06-01 (Released:2010-04-21)
Do we need the concept of “power” in doing historical sociology of discourse? Three years ago, I described the formation and transformation of discursive space of sexuality, especially masturbation, in modern Japan. While some have analyzed this using the concept of “discursive power” toward children and women, I argue here that such explainations are inadequte by analyzing the transformation of discourse on female masturbation and virginity.