Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader

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Mindy Stombler
Pearson A and B, 2004 - Social Science - 522 pages
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Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader, 2/E Mindy Stombler, "Georgia State University"Dawn M. Baunach, "Georgia State University"Elisabeth O. Burgess, "Georgia State University"Denise Donnelly, "Georgia State University"Wendy Simonds, "Georgia State University" ISBN: 0205485448 This anthology of 62 readings from contemporary scholarly literature, trade books, popular media, as well as contributed articles, examines the many ways in which human sexuality is a socially constructed and regulated behavior, and how it is studied by social scientists. New To This Edition 39 of the 62 readings are new. Several chapters, including Sexual Practices, Sexual Violence, and Commercialized Sex, have been greatly expanded. Each chapter now concludes with "Sextistics," a set of relevant research data.

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The sociology of sex and sexuality is perhaps one of the newest fields within sociology, and this textbook, edited by faculty members from Georgia State University is a terrific introduction to sex ... Read full review

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User Review  - heina - LibraryThing

A great introduction to the sociology of sexuality, and full of statistics and insights that would be good for everyone to know. None of the pieces are dry or dull, and yet all of them are well-researched and cited. Read full review


Categorizing Sex
Nut6 and Bolu
Becoming Biexual

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Mindy Stombler is a senior lecturer in sociology at Georgia State University. Her research has focused on the production of sexual collective identities. For example, she explored how men in gay fraternities negotiated their dual identities of being gay and being Greek and how men in gay fraternities reproduced hegemonic masculinity. Her current research focuses on power relations and oral sex as well as a variety of pedagogical issues. She is currently serving on the ASA's Sex and Gender Section Council.

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