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Handbook of the New Sexuality Studies

Edited by: Steven Seidman , Nancy Fischer , Chet Meeks

Print publication date:  August  2006
Online publication date:  March  2007

Print ISBN: 9780415386487
eBook ISBN: 9780203963081
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As the field of sexuality studies has become a growth area in academia and classes on sexuality studies are incorporated into various disciplines, the expanding book market has been filled with specialist oriented texts which are often theoretically focused and contain too many summaries for an undergraduate audience. Addressing this imbalance, this key new volume presents the field of sexuality in an accessible and engaging way for undergraduates.

Breaking new ground, both substantively and stylistically, this book offers students, academics and researchers an accessible, engaging introduction and overview of this emerging field. Its central premise is to explore the social character of sexuality, the role of social differences such as race or nationality in creating sexual variation, and the ways sex is entangled in relations of power and inequality. Through this novel approach, the field of sexuality is considered, for the first time, in multicultural, global, and comparative terms and from a truly social perspective.

This important volume consists of over fifty short and original essays on the key topics and themes in sexuality studies, and interviews with twelve leading scholars in the field which convey some of the most innovative work being done. Each contribution clearly conveys the latest research with examples. Ideal for students of gender and sexuality studies, this topical and timely volume will be an invaluable resource to all those with an interest in sexuality studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Theoretical perspectives Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The social construction of sexuality Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Surveying sex Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Sex and the family Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Romantic love Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Sexual pleasure Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Purity and pollution Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Sex and power Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Gay and straight rites of passage Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Coming out in Italy Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Medicine and the making of a sexual body Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Sexualizing Asian male bodies Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Sex and the senior woman Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Polishing the pearl Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Orgasm Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Anal sex Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Sexual intercourse Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Viagra and the coital imperative Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Straight men Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Lesbians Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The disappearance of the homosexual Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The bisexual menace revisited: or, shaking up social categories is hard to do Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Bisexualities in America Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Transgendering Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Transsexual, transgender, and queer Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Multiple identities Download PDF
Chapter  27:  One is not born a bride Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Change and continuity in American marriage Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Shopping for love Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Conflicts at the tubs Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Sexual tourism Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Sex sells, but what else does it do? Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Sex workers Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Condoms in the global economy Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The body, disability, and sexuality Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Internet sex: the seductive "freedom to"  Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Gay men dancing Download PDF
Chapter  38:  The time of the sadomasochist Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Sex and young Japanese heterosexual men Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Sex and rock 'n' roll Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Secret sex and the down low brotherhood Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Wait ... hip hop sexualities Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Feederism: a new sexual pleasure and subculture Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Sexuality, state, and nation Download PDF
Chapter  45:  The sexual rights of women and homosexuals in Iran Download PDF
Chapter  46:  The marriage contract Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Popular culture constructs sexuality Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Christianity and the regulation of sexuality in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Law and the regulation of the obscene Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Schools and the social control of sexuality Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Healing (disorderly) desire Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Therapeutic institutions Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Gender and the organization of heterosexual intimacy Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Sexual politics in intimate relationships Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Sexual and racial violence and American masculinity Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Gay marriage. Why now? Why at all? Download PDF
Chapter  57:  Gay men and lesbians in the Netherlands Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Queering the family Download PDF
Chapter  59:  The pro-family movement Download PDF
Chapter  60:  Covenant marriage Download PDF
Chapter  61:  The politics of AIDS Download PDF
Chapter  62:  The US Supreme Court and the politics of gay and lesbian rights Download PDF
Chapter  63:  Gender and sexual politics Download PDF
Chapter  64:  Politics of sex education Download PDF
Chapter  65:  Sex workers' rights movements Download PDF
Part1 Download PDF
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Part7 Download PDF
Part3 Download PDF
Part8 Download PDF
Part4 Download PDF
Part6 Download PDF
Part2 Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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