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Long Slow Burn: Sexuality and Social Science

Long Slow Burn: Sexuality and Social Science

by Kath Weston
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415920434

ISBN-13: 9780415920438

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Kath Weston's powerful collection of essays, Long, Slow Burn, challenges the preconception that queer studies is the brainchild of the humanities and argues that social science has been talking about sex all along. To deny this one would have to overlook Kinsey's pioneering sex research in the 1950s, or the psychiatrist Evelyn Hooker's pathbreaking

Overview

Kath Weston's powerful collection of essays, Long, Slow Burn, challenges the preconception that queer studies is the brainchild of the humanities and argues that social science has been talking about sex all along. To deny this one would have to overlook Kinsey's pioneering sex research in the 1950s, or the psychiatrist Evelyn Hooker's pathbreaking study of homosexuality, but also in the "sex talk" that lies at the heart of classic debates on kinship, inequality, cognition, and other foundational topics in the social sciences. What is different now, Weston claims, is the way sexuality has been isolated from other contemporary issues. Not content with its ghettoization as a contained subfield, Weston refuses to draw an artificial line around sexuality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415920438
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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