Invented Moralities: Sexual Values in an Age of Uncertainty

Invented Moralities: Sexual Values in an Age of Uncertainty

by Jeffrey Weeks


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Working from what he calls a radical humanist perspective, Weeks looks at sexual mores in these times of confusion—from AIDS and the challenges of love and death, to the politics of diversity, to controversial topics such as sadomasochism, rape, and abortion rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231104104
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/09/1995
Series: Between Men - between Women Series
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.89(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jeffrey Weeks is professor of sociology in the department of legal, political, and social sciences at South Bank University in London. He is the author of many books, most recently Against Nature: Essays on History, Sexuality and Identity.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Values, whose Value
Living with Uncertainty
Inventing Moralities
Necessary Fictions: Sexual Identities and the Politics of Diversity
The Sphere of the Intimate and the Values of Everyday Life
Caught Between Worlds and Ways of Being

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