Intimate Citizenship: Private Decisions and Public Dialogues (Google eBook)

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University of Washington Press, Jul 1, 2003 - Social Science - 187 pages
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Solo parenting, in vitro fertilization, surrogate mothers, gay and lesbian families, cloning and the prospect of “designer babies,” Viagra and the morning-after pill, HIV/AIDS, the global porn industry, on-line dating services, virtual sex - whether for better of worse, our intimate lives are in the throes of dramatic change. In this thought-provoking study, sociologist Ken Plummer examines the transformations taking place in the realm of intimacy and the conflicts - the “intimate troubles” - to which these changes constantly give rise.
  

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Contents

Intimate Troubles
3
Postmodern Intimacies New Lives in a Late Modern World
17
Culture Wars and Contested Intimacies
33
The New Theories of Citizenship
49
Public Intimacies Private Citizens
67
Dialogic Citizenship
84
Stories and the Grounded Moralities of Everyday Life
95
Globalizing Intimate Citizenship
117
The Intimate Citizenship Project
139
Notes
147
Bibliography
163
Index of Names
179
Subject Index
183
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Plummer has an international reputation as a distinguished scholar of social interaction and human sexuality. He is professor of sociology at the University of Essex in England.

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