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Title Sexual cultures : communities, values, and intimacy / edited by Jeffrey Weeks and Janet Holland
Published Hampshire : Macmillan, 1996


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Description xii, 317 pages ; 22 cm
Series Explorations in sociology ; 48
Explorations in sociology ; 48
Contents 1. From sexual divisions to sexualities : changing sociological agendas / Sheila Allen & Diana Leonard. -- 2. Intimate citizenship and the culture of sexual story telling / Ken Plummer. -- 3. Gay brains, gay genes and feminist science theory / Hilary Rose. -- 4. The shock of the 'Freewoman' journal : feminists speaking on heterosexuality in early twentieth-century England / Lucy Bland. -- 5. Mass observations 'Little Kinsey' and the British sex survey tradition / Liz Stanley. -- 6. From 'immorality' to 'underclass' : the current and historical context of illegitimacy / Andrew Blaikie. -- Medicalisation and identity formation : identity and strategy in the context of AIDS and HIV / Brian Heaphy. -- 8. Community responses to HIV and AIDS : the 'de-gaying' and 're-gaying' of AIDS / Jeffrey Weeks, Peter Aggleton et al. -- 9. Prostitution and the contours of control / Julia O'Connell Davidson. -- 10. Intimacy, altruism and the loneliness of moral choice : the case of HIV positive heatlh workers / Neil Small. -- Whose orgasm is this anyway? 'Sex work' in long-term heterosexual couple relationships / Jean Duncombe & Dennis Marsden. -- 12. Reputations : journeying into gendered power relations / Janet Holland, Caroline Ramazanoglu et al. -- 13. The conundrum of sex and death : some issues in health care practice / David Clark & Julia Hirst
Summary The new sociology of sexuality has a two-fold aim: to demonstrate how the social shapes the sexual; and to analyse how the sexual in turn becomes a focal point for personal identity, cultural anxiety value debates and political action. Drawing on papers from the 1994 British Sociological Association annual conference on 'Sexualities in Social Context', this volume brings together key contributors to this stimulating new approach. Topics covered include theoretical developments, the relationship between history and contemporary controversies, community and identity, especially in the context of AIDS, value conflicts and changes in the meanings of intimacy. The book as a whole offers a significant intervention into debates on sexuality, and a thoughtful contribution to the broadening of the sociological agenda
Analysis Culture Related to Sexuality
Culture Related to Sexuality
Culture Related to Sexuality
Notes "Originally delivered as papers at the 1994 British Sociological Association Annual Conference, held at the University of Central Lancashire, 28-31 March 1994" - preface
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject AIDS (Disease)
Intimacy (Psychology)
Intimacy (Psychology) -- Congresses.
Sex customs -- Congresses.
Sex -- Philosophy.
Sex -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.
Homosexuality, Female.
Sexual Behavior.
Author Holland, Janet.
Weeks, Jeffrey, 1945-
British Sociological Association.
ISBN 0333650034