SEXUALITIES IDENTITIES BEHAVIORS AND SOCIETY

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Sexualities

Author : Michael S. Kimmel
ISBN : 0199944237
Genre : Social Science
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This anthology on sexuality addresses such key questions as: How are sexualities socially constructed? Why are sexualities more than just natural "urges"? and How are sexualities personal, social, and political? Using multiple disciplines, international populations, and theories to explore sexualities, it opens with classical and contemporary theories, and then explores the ways in which we learn about sexual activities and develop sexual identities. Sexualities: Identities, Behaviors, and Society has a strong sociological approach, but also considers other important perspectives (psychology, biology, history). It is rigorous, yet accessible and engaging, covering classical and contemporary arguments and perspectives.
Category: Social Science

Sexualities

Author : Michael S. Kimmel
ISBN : 0195157605
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

The Gendered Society

Author : Michael Kimmel
ISBN : 0190260319
Genre : Equality
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The sixth edition of The Gendered Society explores current thinking about gender, both inside academia and in our everyday lives. Michael Kimmel challenges the claim that gender is limited to women's experiences--his compelling and balanced study of gender includes both masculine and feminine perspectives. Kimmel makes three bold and persuasive statements about gender. First, he demonstrates that gender differences are often extremely exaggerated; in fact, he argues that men and women have much more in common than we think they do. Kimmel also challenges the pop psychologists who suggest that gender difference is the cause of inequality between the sexes; instead, he reveals that the reverse is true-gender inequality itself is the cause of the differences between men and women. Finally, he illustrates that gender is not merely an element of individual identity, but a socially constructed institutional phenomenon.
Category: Equality

Doing Gender Diversity

Author : Rebecca F. Plante
ISBN : 0813344379
Genre : Social Science
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This cutting-edge reader demonstrates the multiple ways in which the universe of gender is socially, culturally, and historically constructed. The selections focus on gender itself—how gender operates socioculturally, exists, functions, and is presented in micro and macro interactions. In order to avoid balkanization, the authors examine the various ways in which culture intersects with individuals to produce the range of presentations of self that we call “gender,” from people born male who become adult men to lesbian women to transmen, and everyone else on the diverse gender spectrum.
Category: Social Science

Sexualities In Context

Author : Rebecca F. Plante
ISBN : 9781317519393
Genre : Social Science
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Written in an accessible and clear manner, Sexualities in Context presents focused overviews and explorations of some of the most timely issues in the social construction of sex. This brief text is the only book of its kind to address sexualities from a social perspective, Plante's analysis of the context of sexuality, sexual behaviors, and identities is both intelligent and readable. With contemporary topics, such as 'hooking up,' sexual fantasies, and bisexualities, along with examples of how to apply critical thinking, students are empowered to think outside their comfort zones and encouraged to explore the topic of sex in a new context.
Category: Social Science

The Social Construction Of Sexuality

Author : Steven Seidman
ISBN : 0393937801
Genre : Social Science
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An affordable primer to sexuality written from a sociological perspective.
Category: Social Science

The Gender Of Desire

Author : Michael S. Kimmel
ISBN : 0791463370
Genre : Psychology
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Articles and essays on the construction of male sexuality by a pioneer in the field of masculinity studies.
Category: Psychology

The Monogamy Gap

Author : Eric Anderson
ISBN : 9780199943906
Genre : Psychology
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Whether straight or gay, most men start their relationships desiring monogamy. This is rooted in the pervasive notion that monogamy exists as a sign of true love. Yet despite this deeply held cultural ideal, cheating remains rampant. In this accessible book, Eric Anderson investigates why 78% of men he interviewed have cheated despite their desire not to. Combining 120 interviews with research from the fields of sociology, biology, and psychology, Anderson identifies cheating as a product of wanting emotional passion for one's partner, along with a steadily growing desire for emotionally-detached recreational sex with others. Anderson coins the term "the monogamy gap" to describe this phenomenon. Anderson suggests that monogamy is an irrational ideal because it fails to fulfil a lifetime of sexual desires. Cheating therefore becomes the rational response to an irrational situation. The Monogamy Gap draws on a range of concepts, theories, and disciplines to highlight the biological compulsion of our sexual urges, the social construction of the monogamous ideal, and the devastating chasm that lies between them. Whether single or married, monogamous or open, straight or gay, readers will find The Monogamy Gap to be an enlightening, intellectually compelling, and provocative book.
Category: Psychology

Policing Sexuality

Author : Julian C. H. Lee
ISBN : 9781848135598
Genre : Social Science
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Policing Sexuality explores the regulation of sexual behaviour and identity by nation states, and questions how and why states have sought to influence and control the sexuality of its citizens. Julian C. H. Lee presents both theoretical and ethnographic literature, distilling common themes and causes and presenting factors that contribute towards a state's desire to control both the sexual behaviour and sexual identity of its citizens, such as the influence of colonialism, class, religion and national identity. Featuring five crucial case studies from India, Britain, the USA, Malaysia and Turkey, this fascinating comparative account challenges the coercive control state authority worldwide exert over the sexuality of its citizens.
Category: Social Science

Freaks Talk Back

Author : Joshua Gamson
ISBN : 0226280632
Genre : Social Science
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Using extensive interviews, hundreds of transcripts, focus-group discussions with viewers, and his own experiences as an audience member, Joshua Gamson argues that talk shows give much-needed, high-impact public visibility to sexual nonconformists while also exacerbating all sorts of political tensions among those becoming visible. With wit and passion, Freaks Talk Back illuminates the joys, dilemmas, and practicalities of media visibility. "This entertaining, accessible, sobering discussion should make every viewer sit up and ponder the effects and possibilities of America's daily talk-fest with newly sharpened eyes."—Publishers Weekly "Bold, witty. . . . There's a lot of empirical work behind this deceptively easy read, then, and it allows for the most sophisticated and complex analysis of talk shows yet."—Elayne Rapping, Women's Review of Books "Funny, well-researched, fully theorized. . . . Engaged and humane scholarship. . . . A pretty inspiring example of what talking back to the mass media can be."—Jesse Berrett, Village Voice "An extraordinarily well-researched volume, one of the most comprehensive studies of popular media to appear in this decade."—James Ledbetter, Newsday
Category: Social Science