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Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 169

Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction

Mottier examines the questions around what shapes our sexuality asking if it is a product of our genes, or of society, culture or politics. The changing views of sexual norms are dealt with as are issues surrounding feminism, religion, eugenics, and HIV / AIDS.

News and Sexuality
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 329

News and Sexuality

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2006
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  • Publisher: SAGE

This analysis of the ways in which sexual diversity is portrayed in the media is a practical teaching tool helping teachers and lecturers address this complex issue, providing additional resources, discussion questions, suggested assignments and a glossary of terms.

Understanding Sexuality
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 744

Understanding Sexuality

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Exploring the Dimensions of Human Sexuality
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 787
Journey Into Sexuality
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 312

Journey Into Sexuality

"This is the first societal level explanation of human sexuality that develops a cross-cultural explanation of all major types of sexuality. The reader will gain perspective on American sexual customs by becoming aware of areas of similarities and differences with other societies. The emphasis is upon a new way of understanding sexuality. Key areas of present-day concern are central to the development of this explanation. Accordingly, sexual jealousy, gender differences in power, notion of sexual abnormality, homosexuality, and erotica are discussed at length. There are all integrated into the final societal level explanation. No assumptions are made regarding the depth of professional background of the reader"--Dust jacket flap

Social Psychology and Human Sexuality
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 372

Social Psychology and Human Sexuality

Presents a selected group of influential articles dealing specifically with the social aspects of sexuality, topics covered include differences between male and female sexuality, virginity, harassment, rape and coercion and jealousy.

With Pleasure : Thoughts on the Nature of Human Sexuality
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 325

With Pleasure : Thoughts on the Nature of Human Sexuality

Challenging everything from the mandates of the Catholic Church to the hotly debated ethics of pornography, and from the controversy surrounding gay rights to issues of gender and feminism, With Pleasure explores a new theory of human sexuality that ignites every hot topic in the public domain. What role, authors Paul Abramson and Steven Pinkerton ask, does sexual pleasure play in our lives? Is the pursuit of sexual enjoyment in our blood? Our brains? Our very nature? Regardless of the source, it can be agreed that the joys of sex are widely appreciated. Why, then, is pleasure so often overlooked in discussions of sexual behavior, and why do cultural, historical, and religious treatises so o...

Gender, Sexuality, and Intimacy: A Contexts Reader
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1179

Gender, Sexuality, and Intimacy: A Contexts Reader

This new anthology brings together over 90 recent readings on gender, sexuality, and intimate relationships from Contexts, the award-winning magazine published by the ASA. Each contributor is a contemporary sociologist writing in the clear, concise, and jargon-free style that has made Contexts the “public face” of sociology. The editors have chosen pieces that are timely, thought-provoking, and especially suitable for classroom use; written introductions that frame each of the books three main sections; and provided questions for discussion.

Women, Sexuality and the Political Power of Pleasure
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 251

Women, Sexuality and the Political Power of Pleasure

This pioneering collection explores the ways in which positive, pleasure-focused approaches to sexuality can empower women. Gender and development has tended to engage with sexuality only in relation to violence and ill-health. Although this has been hugely important in challenging violence against women, over-emphasizing these negative aspects has dovetailed with conservative ideologies that associate women’s sexualities with danger and fear. On the other hand, the media, the pharmaceutical industry, and pornography more broadly celebrate the pleasures of sex in ways that can be just as oppressive, often implying that only certain types of people - young, heterosexual, able-bodied, HIV-negative - are eligible for sexual pleasure. Women, Sexuality and the Political Power of Pleasure brings together challenges to these strictures and exclusions from both the South and North of the globe, with examples of activism, advocacy and programming which use pleasure as an entry point. It shows how positive approaches to pleasure and sexuality can enhance equality and empowerment for all.

Sexuality, Gender and Schooling
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Sexuality, Gender and Schooling

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005-06-29
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  • Publisher: Routledge

The sexuality of young people arouses controversy and remains a source of concern for parents, teachers, policy-makers and politicians. But what young people really think about sexuality and gender and how these issues impact upon their lives is often marginalized or overlooked. Based upon extensive ethnographic research with young people and teachers, Sexuality, Gender and Schooling offers a telling and insightful account of how young people acquire sexual knowledge and how they enact their understanding of their own gender. It highlights the ways in which young people's constructions of gender and sexuality are formed outside the school curriculum, through engagements with various forms of...

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