The Transformation of Intimacy: Sexuality, Love, and Eroticism in Modern Societies

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Overview

The sexual revolution: an evocative term, but what meaning can be given to it today? How does 'sexuality' come into being and what connections does it have with the changes that have affected personal life on a more general plane? In answering these questions, Anthony Giddens disputes many of the dominant interpretations of the role of sexuality in modern culture. The emergence of what the author calls plastic sexuality - sexuality freed from its intrinsic relation to reproduction - is analysed in terms of the long-term development of the modern social order and social influences of the last few decades. Giddens argues that the transformation of intimacy, in which women have played the major part, holds out the possibility of a radical democratization of the personal sphere. This book will appeal to a large general audience as well as being essential reading for students and professionals.
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"Giddens, a towering figure in Anglo-American sociology, has now extended his analyses of modernity to include the area of intimacy in this thoughtful and provocative book."—Choice

"This is a short book that differs in style from Giddens's others. He strives here for accessibility and readability. . . . The chapters are all interesting and informative, thoughtful and thought-provoking, concise and to the point."—Contemporary Sociology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804722148
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1993
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 696,613
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
1 Everyday Experiments, Relationships, Sexuality 4
2 Foucault on Sexuality 18
3 Romantic Love and Other Attachments 37
4 Love, Commitment and the Pure Relationship 49
5 Love, Sex and Other Addictions 65
6 The Sociological Meaning of Codependence 87
7 Personal Turbulence, Sexual Troubles 111
8 Contradictions of the Pure Relationship 134
9 Sexuality, Repression, Civilisation 158
10 Intimacy as Democracy 184
Index 205
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