Long Slow Burn: Sexuality and Social Science

Long Slow Burn: Sexuality and Social Science

by Kath Weston
     
 

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

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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

Meet the Author

Kath Weston is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Arizona State University West. She is the author of Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship (1991) and Render Me, Gender Me: Lesbians Talk Sex, Class, Color, Nation, Studmuffins... (1996).

Table of Contents

the bubble, the burn, and the simmer: introduction: locating sexuality in social science1
1get thee to a big city: sexual imaginary and the great gay migration29
2forever is a long time: romancing the real in gay kinship ideologies57
3made to order: family formation and the rhetoric of choice83
4production as means, production as metaphor: women's struggle to enter the trades95
5sexuality, class, and conflict in a lesbian workplace115
6theory, theory, who's got the theory? or, why i'm tired of that tired debate143
7lesbian/gay studies in the house of anthropology147
8requiem for a street fighter177
9the virtual anthropologist189
notes213
references229
permissions257
index259

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