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Speaking of Sexuality features leading works in sexuality research and theory, both contemporary and classic, with a balance of in-depth articles about timely topics from the popular press. This combination of features enables students in their quest to become more savvy consumers of sexuality related materials in the mass media. The framework for this anthology, as in the First Edition, is sexual health--an organizing principle based on two assumptions: (1) sexuality is an inseparable part of an individual's persona; and (2) sexuality spans the life cycle from birth to death.

In the Second Edition, editors Davidson and Moore provide an alternative for instructors who prefer a student-friendly, yet rigorous and less sensationalized set of readings. This edition offers 17 new articles. The articles, drawn from both research journals and the popular press, address an array of sexuality issues at the academic and personal levels. New topical coverage includes:

* An expose from Judith Levine's controversial book Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex , describing the "politics of fear" in the war against AIDS.
* "Venus in Furs," a fascinating chapter from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Natalie Angier's book, Woman: An Intimate Geography , revealing a scientific fantasia of womanhood.
* From Pepper Schwartz and Virginia E. Rutter's book The Gender of Sexuality , persuasive arguments calling for an end to polemics that distort the opposing views of gender and sexual desire.
* An original treatise exploring philosophies and practices of sexuality education from Terrance D. Olson.
* An odyssey of the sexual development thatshapes a person's sexual identity, attitudes, and behavior by John D. DeLamater and William N. Friedrich.
* A review of theoretical and methodological advancements in sexuality research in the 1990s by F. Scott Christopher and Susan Sprecher.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931719384
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 386

Meet the Author

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Texas State University, San Marcos

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin--Madison

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Table of Contents

* New to the Second Edition

Preface by Pepper Schwartz

Foreword by John D. DeLamater

Part I: Historical, Theoretical, and Research Perspectives on Sexuality

1: The Stalled Sexual Revolutions of This Century, Ira L. Reiss and Harriet M. Reiss

2: Alfred Kinsey, Vern L. Bullough

3: Masters and Johnson, Vern L. Bullough

4: Theoretical Backgrounds: The Social Organization of Sexuality, Edward O. Laumann, John H. Gagnon, Robert T. Michael, and Stuart Michaels

5: Sex Among the Americans, Joseph Adelson

6: Kiss and Tell: Surveying Sex in the Twentieth Century, Julia A. Ericksen with Sally A. Steffen

*7: Sexuality in Marriage, Dating, and Other Relationships, F. Scott Christopher and Susan Sprecher

Part II: Sexuality and the Life Cycle: Childhood and Adolescence

*8: Human Sexual Development, John D. DeLamater and William N. Friedrich

9: Current Religious Doctrines of Sexual and Erotic Development in Childhood, Robert T. Francoeur

10: Early Childhood Exposure to Parental Nudity and Scenes of Parental Sexuality, Paul Okami, Richard Olmstead, Paul R. Abramson, and Laura Pendleton

11: Negotiation of First Sexual Intercourse Among Latina Adolescent Mothers, Pamela I. Erickson

Part III: Sexuality and the Life Cycle: Young Adulthood

12: College Virgins: How Men and Women Perceive Their Sexual Status, Susan Sprecher and Pamela C. Regan

*13: Communicating With New Sex Partners, Nelwyn B. Moore and J. Kenneth Davidson, Sr.

14: Sexual Infidelity Among Married and CohabitingAmericans, Judith Treas and Deirdre Giesen

15: Pretending Orgasm During Sexual Intercourse, Michael W. Wiederman

Part IV: Sexuality and the Life Cycle: Middle and Later Adulthood

16: Passionate Marriage, David M. Schnarch

*17: Race, Gender, and Class in Sexual Scripts, Jenna Mahay, Edward O. Laumann, and Stuart Michaels

*18: The Impact of Aging on Sexual Function in Women and Their Partners, Sheryl A. Kingsberg

19: Affection and Sexuality in the Presence of Alzheimer's Disease, Lore K. Wright

Part V: Sexual Desire and Gender

20: In the Garden of Tabloid Delight: Notes on Sex, Americans, Scandal, and Morality, Lewis H. Lapham

*21: Sexual Desire and Gender, Pepper Schwartz and Virginia E. Rutter

*22: Venus in Furs: Estrogen and Desire, Natalie Angier

23: Marital Style and Its Effects on Sexual Desire and Functioning, Barry W. McCarthy

24: Sexual Satisfaction and Sexual Drive in Spinal Cord Injured Women, Kimberly Black, Marca L. Sipski, and Susanne S. Strauss

Part VI: Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Abortion

*25: Having an Abortion Using Mifepristone and Home Misoprostol, Stephen L. Fielding, Emme Edmunds, and Eric A. Schaff

*26: Community: Risk, Identity, and Love in the Age of AIDS, Judith Levine

27: Predominant Risk Factors for Genital Papillomavirus Infection, Robert D. Burk, Gloria Y. F. Ho, Leah Beardsley, Michele Lempa, Michael Peters, and Robert Bierman

Part VII: Sexual Orientation

28: Human Sexual Orientation Has a Heritable Component, Richard C. Pillard and J. Michael Bailey

29: Why We Cannot Conclude Sexual Orientation Is a Biological Phenomenon, William M. Byne

30: Do Parents Influence the Sexual Orientation of Their Children?, Susan E. Golombok and Fiona L. Tasker

31: Dating and Romantic Relationships Among Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youths, Ritch C. Savin-Williams

*32: The War Over Gay Marriage, Evan W. Thomas

Part VIII: Sexual Victimization and Compulsion

33: Sexual Abuse in a National Survey of Adult Men and Women, David Finkelhor, Gerald Hotaling, I. A. Lewis, and Christine Smith

34: Token Resistance to Sex: New Perspectives on an Old Stereotype, Charlene L. Muehlenhard and Carie S. Rodgers

*35: Tactics of Sexual Coercion, Cindy J. Struckman-Johnson, David L. Struckman-Johnson, and Peter B. Anderson

36: Sexual Aggression Among Asian Americans, Gordon C. Nagayama Hall, Amy K. Windover, and Gloria Gia Maramba

*37: Effects of Cybersex Addiction on the Family, Jennifer P. Schneider

*38: Pathways to a Career in Stripping, Nova D. Sweet and Richard Tewksbury

Part IX: Sexuality and Society: Law, Economics, Religion, and Education

39: SIECUS Looks at States' Sexuality Laws and the Sexual Rights of Citizens, Daniel Daley, Susie Orenstein, and Vivian Wong

*40: Sex, God, & Greed, Daniel Lyons

*41: Naked Capitalists, Frank Rich

*42: Religiosity and Sexual Responsibility: Relationships of Choice, J. Kenneth Davidson, Sr., and Nelwyn B. Moore

43: Where'd You Learn That?, Ron Stodghill, II

*44: Sexuality Education: Philosophies and Practices In Search of a Meaningful Difference, Terrance D. Olson

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