Sex These Days

Sex These Days

by Jon Davies
     
 

What has been lost, what has been gained, in replacing sexual orthodoxy with the 'heresies' of postmodern sexualities? In the recent past-even within living memory-sex has usually been a matter of monogamous heterosexual marriage and the procreation of children. Other sexual practices were seen as deviations from the 'patriarchal' norm. Today things are different,

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Overview

What has been lost, what has been gained, in replacing sexual orthodoxy with the 'heresies' of postmodern sexualities? In the recent past-even within living memory-sex has usually been a matter of monogamous heterosexual marriage and the procreation of children. Other sexual practices were seen as deviations from the 'patriarchal' norm. Today things are different, and western liberal societies promote and celebrate a growing multiplicity of sexual, familial and procreational practices and relationships. Nine writers assess the directions in which our societies are being led.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781850758044
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
06/01/1997
Series:
Semitic Texts and Studies
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.47(d)

Meet the Author

Jon Davies is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Jon Davies is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Dr Gerard Loughlin is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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