Culture, Society and Sexuality: A Reader

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Social Science - 483 pages
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Since the beginnings of time, people have been interested in sex - the form it takes, the pleasure it can give, the circumstances in which it occurs, and what it means - both for the individuals concerned and to society more generally. Often seen as a synonym for love, sometimes as an expression of power, and infrequently as a means of exploitation and abuse, sex is a complex and multi-faceted aspect of human behaviour that has been written about by numerous writers and theorists worldwide. This book offers an introduction to the central debates in sexuality research. Among the issues examined are the social and cultural dimensions of sex, human sexuality and sex research. It will be of use to students of sociology, cultural studies, and health and behavioural studies.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
On Conceptualizing Sexuality in History
15
Sexual Scripts
29
A Theoretical Comment
39
Gender as a Useful Category of Historical Analysis
57
The Sexual Politics of a Word
76
Homosexual Stigma in the Making
97
Some Problems in a History
119
Hispanics AIDS and Sexual Practices
267
HIV Heroin and Heterosexual Relations
284
Toward Recontextualizing Sex Work
307
Sexual Diversity Cultural Analysis and AIDS Education in Brazil
325
The Experience of MESMAC
337
An Epidemic of Signification
357
Inventing African AIDS
387
Safer Sex as Community Practice
405

Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality
143
Frameworks in Western
179
Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence
199
Cultural and Individual Dimensions of
226
Capitalism and Gay Identity
239
Brazilian Sexual Culture and HIVAIDS
253
Sexual Culture HIV Transmission and AIDS Research
419
Sex Research for AIDS Prevention An Urgent
434
Feminist Methodology and Young Peoples Sexuality
457
AuthorSubject Index
473
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is Associate Professor of Public Health and Associate Director of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at Columbia Univerisity.

Peter Aggleton

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