Sexualities and Society: A Reader
Jeffrey Weeks, Janet Holland, Matthew Waites
Wiley, Jan 17, 2003 - Social Science - 320 pages
Over the past generation there has been a revolution in ourunderstanding of human sexualities. From being on the periphery ofhistorical and scientific studies, sexuality has increasingly cometo be seen as close to the heart of our understanding ofcontemporary societies. Since the 1960s there has been an explosionof new sexual knowledges which have re-shaped the ways in which theerotic is understood. A rich new literature has emerged, oftenproduced by scholars influenced by feminism, lesbian and gaypolitics and other sexual movements.
Sexualities and Society: A Reader offers a selection of the best ofrecent scholarship, from a range of disciplinary perspectives.Addressing sexualities in global perspective, it introduces some ofthe most exciting texts in the field, bringing together acollection of compelling contemporary research which will befascinating to readers worldwide. The chapters are grouped intofive sections: social and historical approaches to sexualities; thegender of sexuality; sexual identities; globalization; power andresistance; and sexual values and life experiments.
Sexualities and Society will be a valuable resource for students ofa range of courses addressing sexuality, including gender studies,feminist studies, the body, lesbian and gay studies and queerstudies, aswell as sociology, cultural studies, politics, historyand social policy.
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