Feminism and Sexuality: A Reader

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Stevi Jackson, Sue Scott
Columbia University Press, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 390 pages
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A comprehensive overview of feminist debates surrounding sexuality identifying the main theoretical positions and trends. Contributors include Judith Butler, bell hooks, Luce Irigaray, Catherine MacKinnon, Adrienne Rich, Gayle Rubin, Judith Walkowitz and Monique Wittig.

 

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Contents

Sexuality
35
Scenes of an Indelicate Character The Medical Treatment of Victorian Women
40
Womens Friendships and Lesbianism
46
Biological Superiority The Worlds Most Dangerous and Deadly Idea
57
The Social Construction of Female Sexuality
62
Feminine Sexuality
74
This Sex Which is Not One
79
Gender Difference and the Production of Subjectivity
84
Desire for the Future Radical Hope in Passion and Pleasure
224
Feminism and Sadomasochism
230
37 Sadomasochism
238
Sex after AIDS
245
Pressured Pleasure Young Women and the Negotiation of Sexual Boundaries
248
BodiesPleasuresPowers
263
Constructing Lesbian Sexualities
276
The Politics of Prostitution
288

Animals and Biological Determinism
101
The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm
111
Dont Die of Ignorance I Nearly Died of Embarassment Condoms in Context
117
Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence
130
The Straight Mind
144
Hating Masculinity Not Men
150
Lesbianism An Act of Resistance
155
Imitation and Gender insubordination
162
Queer Theorrhea and What it Might Mean for Feminist
166
Sisters Under the Skin A Politics of Heterosexuality
172
Heterosexuality Power and Pleasure
175
Feminism Marxism Method and the State An Agenda for Theory
182
Its Everywhere Sexual Violence as a Continuum
191
The Murderer as Misogynist?
207
Continued Devaluation of Black Womanhood
216
Pornography
297
Subjects Objects and Equal Opportunities
300
Black Women and the SexGender Hierarchy
307
Wanking in Cyberspace The Development of Computer Porn
314
On the Question of Pornography and Sexual Violence Moving Beyond Cause and Effect
321
Liberalism and the Contradictions of Oppression
333
Prostitution A Difficult Issue for Feminists
342
Prostitutes and their Clients
358
The Praed Street Project A Cohort
367
Serving the Tourist Market Female Labour in International Tourism
373
Copyright Acknowledgments
379
Index of Names
383
Index of Subjects
385
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About the author (1996)

STEVI JACKSON is senior lecturer in sociology and women's studies at the University of Strathclyde.

SUE SCOTT is senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Stirling.

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