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Author Simon, William, 1930-2000.

Title Postmodern sexualities / William Simon
Published New York : Routledge, 1996


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Description xx, 179 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. The Postmodernization of Sex -- 2. Sexual Scripts: Permanence and Change -- 3. Adolescence and Sexuality: Unremembered Youth -- 4. Adolescence and Sexuality: Almost Remembered Youth -- 5. Adolescence in Retrospection: Movies, Men and Myths -- 6. Deviance as History: The Future of Perversion -- 7. Sexuality: A Discontinuous Discourse on a Discontinuous Subject
Summary In this collection of essays derived from ten years' work on the subject of sexuality and its meanings, William Simon argues that we can only make sense of our sexuality within the larger project of making sense of our humanity. The essays here range widely, from changes in the social construction of deviance and perversion to the experience of adolescence and the myth of the Wild West. Through them all, William Simon rethinks the Freudian model, showing how sexuality has become for us not, as we might once have thought, a unifying thread in our experience, but rather the ultimate postmodern discourse. Intellectually profound, politically engaged and consistently challenging, this book will be essential reading for all those with an interest in sexuality in a world of continuing transformation
Notes Bibliography: p164-170. _ Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 164-170) and index
Subject Postmodernism.
Sex in popular culture.
Sex -- Social aspects.
Social change.
LC no. 95025972
ISBN 0415106265
0415106273 (paperback)