This paper explores the possibility of using the survey method as a means to investigate structures and logic in the field of sexual exchange. These logics are usually hidden from the researchers eyes due to a subconscious camouflaging of the objective structures of the exchange. Using Bourdieu's theoretical framework and Hakim's concept of erotic capital the paper analyzes the differences in survey answers for men and women. In the survey the respondents are asked to grade, on a scale from 1 to 10, how attractive they find different women presented to them in a series of photos. The survey showed, rather unsurprisingly, that men rate photos of women statistically higher than women do, but also that the response curves are remarkably similar. Besides the respondents own opinion they were also asked how they thought men in general would rate. The results showed that both women and men thought that men generally rated higher than they actually did. The hypotheses is that social ideas get additional power once they reach a certain level of collectivity. The paper also investigates the extremes of male and female sexual taste, from the most pleasant to the most distasteful.
|Uddannelser||Socialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||23 jun. 2014|
|Vejledere||Troels Schultz Larsen|
- Sexual Economics
- Erotic Kapital