New Sexuality Studies / Edition 1

New Sexuality Studies / Edition 1

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New Sexuality Studies / Edition 1

Breaking new ground, both substantively and stylistically, this book offers students, academics and researchers an accessible, engaging introduction and overview of this emerging field. Its central premise is to explore the social character of sexuality, the role of social differences such as race or nationality in creating sexual variation, and the ways sex is entangled in relations of power and inequality. Through this novel approach the field of sexuality is therefore considered, for the first time, in multicultural, global, and comparative terms and from a truly social perspective.

This important volume consists of over fifty short and original essays on the key topics and themes in sexuality studies, and interviews with twelve leading scholars in the field which convey some of the most innovative work being done. Each contribution is original and conveys the latest thinking and research in writing that is clear and that uses examples to illustrate key points.

This topical and timely volume will be an invaluable resource to all those with an interest in sexuality studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415399005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/28/2006
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

General Introduction

Sex as a Social Fact


1. Theoretical Perspectives-Steven Seidman

2. Social Construction of Sexuality—Interview with Jeffery Weeks

3. Surveying Sex—Interview with Edward Laumann

Sexual Meanings


4. Sex and the Family: An Indecent Genealogy—Maureen Sullivan

5. Romantic Love-Interview with Eva Illouz

6. Sexual Pleasure— Kelly James

7. Purity and Pollution: Sex as a Moral Discourse –Nancy Fischer

8. Sex and Power —Kristen Barber

9. Gay and Straight Rites of Passage –Chet Meeks

10.Coming Out in Italy—Cirus Rinaldi and Claudio Cappotto

Sexual Bodies and Behaviors


11. Medicine and the Making of a Sexual Body—Celia Roberts

12. Sexualizing Asian Male Bodies-Travis Kong

13. Sex and the Senior Woman—Meika Loe

14. The Clitoris—Lisa Jean Moore

15. Orgasm—Juliet Richter

16. Anal Sex: Phallic and other Meanings—Simon Hardy

17. Sexual Intercourse –Kermit Kay

18. Viagra and the Coital Imperative—Nicola Gavey

Sexual Identities


19. Straight Men-James Dean

20. Lesbians-Interview with Tamsin Wilton

21. The Disappearance of the Homoseuxal—Interview with Henning Bech

22. The Bisexual Menace Revisted: or, Shaking up Categories is Hard to do—

Kristin Esterberg

23. Bisexualities in America –Interview with Paula C. Rodriquez Rust

24. Transgendering: Challenging the Normal-Kim Tauches

25. Transsexual, Transgender, Queer-interview with Viviane Namaste

26. Multiple Identities: Race, Class, and Gender in Lesbian and Gay Affirmative

Protestant Congregations

Sexual Institutions and Sexual CommerceIntroduction

27. One is not Born a Bride: How Weddings Regulate Heterosexuality-Chrys


28. Change and Continuity in American Marriage–Erica Hunter

29. Shopping for Love: Online Dating and the Making of a Cyber Culture of

Romance-Sophi Demasi

30. Conflicts at the Tubs: Bathhouses and Gay Culture and Politics in the US–

Jason Hendrickson

31. Sexual Tourism –Interview with Julia O’Connell-Davidson

32 Sex Sells, but What Else Does it Do? The American Porn Industry —Chris


33. Sex Workers—Interview with Wendy Chapkis

34. Condoms in the Global Economy-Peter Chua

Sexual Cultures Introduction

35. The Body, Disability, and Sexuality—Tom Gershick

36. Internet Sex: The Seductive ‘Freedom to’"—Dennis Waskul

37. Gay Men Dancing: Circuit Parties—Russell Westhaver

38. Time of the Sadomasochist: Hunting with(in) the ‘Tribus"—Darren


39. Sex and Young Japanese Heterosexual Men-Genaro Castro-Vazquez

40. Sex and Rock n Roll—Interview with Mimi Schippers

41. Secret Sex and the Downlow Brotherhood –Justin Hoy

42. Wait…Hip Hop Sexualities –Thomas F. DeFrantz

43 "Feederism:"A New Sexual Pleasure and Subculture—Dina Giovanelli and

Natalie Peluso

Sexual Regulation and Inequality


44. Sexuality, State, and Nation –Jyoti Puri

45. The Sexual Rights of Women and Homosexuals in Iran—Hamid Parnian

46. The Marriage Contract.—Mary Bernstein

47. Popular Culture Constructs Sexuality –Interview with Joshua Gamson

48. Christianity and the Regulation of Sexuality in the US—Joshua Grove

49. Law and the Regulation of Obscenity—Phoebe Gody

50. Schools and the Social Control of Sexuality –Melinda Miceli

51. Healing (disorderly) Desire: Medical-Therapeutic Regulation of Sexuality—

PJ McGann

52. Therapeutic Institutions—Chris Kelly

53. Gender and the Organization of Heterosexual Intimacy-Dan Santore

54. Sexual Politics in Intimate Relationships: Sexual Coercion and Harassment -Lisa Waldner

55. Sexual and Racial Violence & American Masculinity—Evelyn Clark

Sexual Politics


56. Gay Marriage: Why Now? Why at all?—Reese Kelly

57. Gay Men and Lesbians in the Netherlands—Gert Hekma and

Jan Willem Duyvendak

58. Queering the Family—Mary Burke and Kristine Olsen

59. The Pro Family Movement—Tina Fetner

60. Covenant Marriage: Reflexivity and Retrenchment in the Politics of

Intimacy—Dwight Fee

61. AIDS Politics—Jennifer Gunsaullus

62. Supreme Court and the Politics of Lesbian and Gay Rights—Maddox

63. Gender and Sexual Politics: The American Gay Rights and Women’s

Movements—Magen Murphy

64. Politics of Sex Education—Interview with Janice Irvine

65. Sex Worker Rights Movement—Danielle Hidalgo

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