Sexualities: Identities, Behaviors, and Society / Edition 1

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Featuring a variety of readings, this interdisciplinary anthology addresses such key questions as: How are sexualities socially constructed? Why are sexualities more than just natural "urges" or "drives"? and How are sexualities personal, social, and political?
Sexualities: Identities, Behaviors, and Society focuses on gender, using multiple disciplines, international populations, and theories to explore sexualities. The readings-including several written specifically for this volume-will grab students' attention. Topics range from the motivations of X-rated movie stars to vibrator use to gendered sexual fantasies. Same-sex orientation, people of color, and global populations are considered throughout. Sexualities: Identities, Behaviors, and Society opens with classical and contemporary theories about sexualities, including selections by Freud, Kinsey, and Fausto-Sterling. Subsequent chapters explore the ways in which we learn about sexual activities and develop sexual identities, both heterosexual and same-sex. The discussion expands to include sexual adaptations, sexual media, intersections with violence, and sexual education. The text ends with a key question: How will the next generation be taught about sex?
With its synthesized focus on the psychological, social, ethical, and political dimensions of sexualities, Sexualities: Identities, Behaviors, and Society is ideal for courses in sociology, women's studies, anthropology, family studies, communication, and social work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195157604
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/12/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 924,271
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

SUNY Stony Brook

Ithaca College

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Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction to Sexualities
1. Classical Inquiries
1.1 Femininity. Sigmund Freud
1.2 A System of Psychology of Sexual Life. Richard von Krafft-Ebing
1.3 Analysis of the Sexual Impulse. Havelock Ellis
1.4 Learning to Masturbate. Alfred Kinsey, Wardell Pomeroy, and Clyde Martin
1.5 The Sexual Response Cycle. William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson
1.6 The Social Origins of Sexual Development. John H. Gagnon and William Simon
2. Contemporary Interrogations
2.1 The Five Sexes: Why Male and Female are Not Enough. Anne Fausto-Sterling
2.2 'Homosexual' and 'Heterosexual': Questioning the Terms. Jonathan Ned Katz
2.3 Asking Questions About Sex. Julia Ericksen and Sally Steffen
2.4 Historical, Scientific, Clinical, and Feminist Criticisms of 'The Human Sexual Response Cycle Model'. Leonore Tiefer
2.5 Creating Good-Looking Genitals in the Service of Gender. Suzanne Kessler
Part Two: Sexual Identities
3. Becoming Sexual
3.1 Sexuality and Gender in Children's Daily Worlds. Barrie Thorne and Zella Luria
3.2 Doing Desire: Adolescent Girls' Struggles for/with Sexuality. Deborah L. Tolman
3.3 High Schoolers' Masturbatory Practices: Their Relationship to Sexual Intercourse and Personal Characteristics. Anthony M. A. Smith, Doreen A. Rosenthal, and Heidi Reichler
3.4 Asian-American Adolescents: Issues in the Expression of Sexuality. Connie S. Chan
3.5 Dating and Romantic Relationships Among Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youths. Ritch C. Savin-Williams
4. Sexual Identities and Sexual Behaviors
4.1 The Gender of Desire: The Sexual Fantasies of College Women and Men. Michael S. Kimmel and Rebecca F. Plante
4.2 The Heterosexual Questionnaire. M. Rochlin
4.3 Navigating Sex, Sexuality, and Christian Values. Lillie S. Ransom
4.4 Casual Sex on Spring Break: Intentions and Behaviors of Canadian Students. Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale, Edward S. Herold, and Dawn Mewhinney
4.5 Influences of Culture on Asian Americans' Sexuality. Sumie Okazaki
5. Same-Sex Sexualities
5.1 Lesbian Identities: Concepts and Issues. Laura S. Brown
5.2 Beyond the Closet? The Changing Social Meaning of Homosexuality in the United States. Steven Seidman, Chet Meeks, and Francie Traschen
5.3 Gay and Lesbian Relationships. Letitia Anne Peplau, Rosemary C. Veniegas, and Susan Miller Campbell
5.4 Two Many and Not Enough: The Meanings of Bisexual Identities. Paula C. Rust
5.5 Coming Out and Crossing Over: Identity Formation and Proclamation in a Transgender Community. Patricia Gagné, Richard Tewksbury, and Deanna McGaughey
5.6 The M/F Boxes. E. J. Graff
Part Three: Sexual Behaviors
6. Variations and Adaptations
6.1 Sadomasochistically Oriented Behavior: Diversity of Practice and Meaning. Laurence Alison, Pekka Santtila, N. Kenneth Sandnabba, and Niklas Nordling
6.2 Faking It: The Story of 'Ohh'! Celia Roberts, Susan Kippax, Catherine Waldby, and June Crawford
6.3 Characteristics of Vibrator Use among Women. Clive M. Davis, Joani Blank, Hung-Yu Lin, and Consuelo Bonillas
6.4 Sexuality in Cyberspace: Update for the 21st Century. Al Cooper, Irene P. McLoughlin, Kevin M. Campbell
7. Sex as a Global Commodity
7.1 The Production of Identity and the Negotiation of Intimacy in a 'Gentleman's Club'. Katherine Frank
7.2 Prostitution and Fellatio. Martin A. Monto
7.3 'The Worst Thing is the Screwing' (1): Consumption and the Management of Identity in Sex Work. Joanna Brewis and Stephen Linstead
7.4 Fantasy Islands: Exploring the Demand for Sex Tourism. Julia O'Connell Davidson and Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor
8. Pornography
8.1 Sexual Violence in Three Pornographic Media: Towards a Sociological Explanation. Martin Barron and Michael S. Kimmel
8.2 Internet Pornography: A Social Psychological Perspective on Internet Sexuality. William A. Fisher and Azy Barak
8.3 Pornography and Media: Toward a More Critical Analysis. Gail Dines and Robert Jensen
8.4 Creating a Scene: The Work of Performing Sex. Sharon A. Abbott
Part Four: Sexuality as Politics
9. Sexual Violence
9.1 College Women's Fears and Precautionary Behaviors Relating to Acquaintance Rape and Stranger Rape. Susan E. Hickman and Charlene L. Muehlenhard
9.2 Sexual Terrorism. Carole J. Sheffield
9.3 Raped: A Male Survivor Breaks His Silence. Fred Pelka
9.4 Rape-Prone Versus Rape-Free Campus Cultures. Peggy Reeves Sanday
10. Sex Education and Sexual Health
10.1 No-Sex Education: From 'Chastity' to 'Abstinence.' Judith Levine
10.2 Educational Sex Videos: What Are They Teaching? Peggy J. Kleinplatz
10.3 Sexuality and Subversion: University Peer Sexuality Educators and the Possibilities for Change. Rebecca F. Plante
10.4 Sexuality, Culture, and Power in HIV/AIDS Research. Richard Parker

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