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Title Sexualities and society : a reader / edited by Jeffrey Weeks, Janet Holland, and Matthew Waites
Published Cambridge : Polity, 2003


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Description xvii, 300 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Introduction / Jeffrey Weeks, Janet Holland and Matthew Waites -- Pt. I. Social and Historical Approaches to Sexualities -- 1. Sex and the Gender Revolution / Randolph Trumbach -- 2. The Postmodernization of Sex / William Simon -- 3. Intimate Citizenship and the Culture of Sexual Story Telling / Ken Plummer -- Pt. II. The Gender of Sexuality -- 4. The Big Picture: Masculinities in Recent World History / R. W. Connell -- 5. A Passion for 'Sameness'? Sexuality and Gender Accountability / Gillian A. Dunne -- 6. Heterosexuality: Heteronormativity and Gender Hierarchy: Some Reflections on Recent Debates / Stevi Jackson -- 7. When Bodies Come Together: Power, Control and Desire / Janet Holland, Caroline Ramazanoglu, Sue Sharpe and Rachel Thomson -- 8. Only the Literal: the Contradictions of Anti-Pornography Feminism / Lynne Segal -- 9. Anomalous Bodies: Transgenderings and Cultural Transformations / Mark Johnson -- Pt. III. Sexual Identities -- 10. Necessary Fictions: Sexual Identities and the Politics of Diversity / Jeffrey Weeks -- 11. Becoming Lesbian: Identity Work and the Performance of Sexuality / Arlene Stein -- 12. 'I Haven't Seen That in the Kama Sutra': the Sexual Stories of Disabled People / Tom Shakespeare -- 13. Postmodern Bisexuality / Merl Storr -- 14. Zimbabwean Law and the Production of a White Man's Disease / Oliver Phillips -- 15. Not Just (Any) Body Can be a Citizen: the Politics of Law, Sexuality and Postcoloniality in Trinidad and Tobago and the Bahamas / M. Jacqui Alexander -- Pt. IV. Globalization, Power and Resistance -- 16. Globalization, Political Economy and HIV/AIDS / Dennis Altman -- 17. The Land, the Blood and the Passion: the Hindu Far-Right / Chetan Bhatt -- 18. Prostitution, Power and Freedom / Julia O'Connell Davidson -- 19. Sex and the Open Market / Harriet Evans -- 20. Negotiating Reproductive Rights / Rosalind Petchesky -- Pt. V. Sexual Values and Life Experiments -- 21. Foucault: Aesthetics as Ethics / Lois McNay -- 22. Intimacy as Democracy / Anthony Giddens -- 23. The Couple: Intimate and Equal? / Lynn Jamieson -- 24. The Disappearance of the Modern Homosexual / Henning Bech
Summary "Sexualities and Society offers a selection of the best of recent scholarship, from a range of disciplinary perspectives. Addressing sexualities in global perspective, it introduces some of the most exciting texts in the field, bringing together a collection of compelling contemporary research which will be fascinating to readers worldwide. The chapters are grouped into five sections: social and historical approaches to sexualities; the gender of sexuality; sexual identities; globalization; power and resistance; and sexual values and life experiments." "Sexualities and Society will be a valuable resource for students of a range of courses addressing sexuality, including gender studies, feminist studies, the body, lesbian and gay studies and queer studies, as well as sociology, cultural studies, politics, history and social policy."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Gender identity.
Sex -- Social aspects.
Author Holland, Janet.
Weeks, Jeffrey
Waites, Matthew.
LC no. 2002072838
ISBN 0745622496 paperback
0745622488 cased