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Sex Matters : The Sexuality and Society Reader

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ISBN13:

9780205359745

ISBN10:
0205359744
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2004
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

1. Categorizing Sex.
Spotlight on Research: An Interview with Walter Williams.
Are We Having Sex Now or What?, Greta Christina.
The Five Sexes, Revisited, Anne Fausto-Sterling.
Interlude: Nuts and Bolts, Kate Bornstein.
Gay No More?, Barry Yeoman.
Becoming Bisexual, Martin Weinberg, Colin J. Williams, Douglas W. Pryor.

2. Researching Sexuality.
Spotlight on Research: An Interview with John Bancroft.
Alfred Kinsey and the Kinsey Report: Historical Overview and Lasting Contributions, Vern L. Bullough.
Survey of Sexual Behavior of Americans, Edward O. Laumann, John H. Gagnon, Robert T. Michael, Stuart Michaels.
Racism and Research: The Case of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Allan Brandt.
Bio-Rhetoric, Background Beliefs and the Biology of Homosexuality, Robert Alan Brookey.
Spotlight on Theory: An Interview with Steve Seidman.

3. Representing Sex in Our Culture.
Spotlight on Research: An Interview with Larry Gross.
Publicity Traps: Television, Talk Shows, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Visibility, Joshua Gamson.
Little White Lies: Race, Dildos, and American Culture, Allison Kavanagh Alavi.
The Third Sex, Robert G. Lee.
Phallic Intrusion: Girl-Girl Sex in Penthouse, Cindy Jenefsky and Diane Helene Miller.
Sexual Violence in Three Pornographic Media, Martin Barron and Michael Kimmel.

4. Learning About Sex.
Spotlight on Research: An Interview with Ritch Savin-Williams.
The Death of the Stork: Sex Ed Books for Children, Wendy Simonds.
(How) Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter?, Judith Stacey and Timothy J. Biblarz.
Childhood Messages: Gaining Permission to Have Sexual Knowledge, Gail Elizabeth Wyatt.
We Don't Sleep Around like White Girls Do, Yen Le Espiritu.
Childhood Memories of Same-Sex Attractions, Ritch C. Savin Williams.
No-Sex Education, Judith Levine.

5. The Sexual Body.
Spotlight on Research: An Interview with Nicki Thorogood.
The Eroticized Male Body, Michael Bronski.
Sexual Imagery of Physically Disabled Women, Barbara Fay Waxman Fiduccia.
Revisiting The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm, Jane Gerhard.
Pills and Power Tools, Susan Bordo.
Socio-cultural Representations of the Vagina, Virginia Braun and Sue Wilkinson.
The Size Question, Maggie Paley.

6. Sexual Practices.
Spotlight on Research: An Interview with Pepper Schwartz.
Now for the Truth About Americans and Sex, Philip Elmer-DeWitt.
Against Love: A Treatise on the Tyranny of Two, Laura Kipnis.
Involuntary Celibacy: A Life Course Analysis, D. Donnelly, E. Burgess, S. Anderson, R. Davis and J. Dillard.
After the Sexual Revolution: Gender Politics in Teen Dating, Barbara Risman and Pepper Schwartz.
Interracial Practices, Interracial Posturing: Myths and Trends, Charles Gallagher.
The Pleasure of the Pain, Marianne Apostolides.
Great Sex: What's Age Got to Do With It?, Susan Jacoby.

7. Contraception, Abortion, and Procreation.
Spotlight on Research: An interview with Dorothy Roberts.
Punishing Drug Addicts Who Have Babies: Women of Color, Equality, and the Right of Privacy, Dorothy Roberts.
Reproductive Technologies and the Law: Norplant and the Bad Mother, Margot E. Young.
Beyond Safe and Legal: The Lessons of Jane, Laura Kaplan.
The Pleasures of Childbirth, Ina May Gaskin.

8. Sexual Disease.
Spotlight on Research: An Interview with Claire Sterk.
Venereal Disease: Sin vs. Science?, Elizabeth Fee.
Damaged Good: Women Managing the Stigma of STDs, Adina Nack.
American Behavioral Scientist, Gregory Herek.
India's Plague, Michael Specter.

9. Social Control of Sexuality.
Spotlight on Research: An Interview with Keith Boykin.
The Social Control of Adult-Child Sex, Jeffery S. Mullis and Dawn M. Baunach.
The Pentagon's Gay Ban is not Based on Military Necessity, Aaron Belkin.
The Sexual Politics of Black Womanhood, Patricia Hill Collins.
Insult of Insults, Leora Tanenbaum.
From Sex as Sin to Sex as Work, Valerie Jenness.

10. Sexual Violence.
Spotlight on Research: An Interview with Raquel Kennedy Bergen.
“I wasn't raped, but…” Revisiting Definitional Problems in Sexual Victimization, Nicola Gavey.
Rape by Acquiescence: The Ways in Which Women 'Give In' to Unwanted Sex with Their Husbands, Kathleen Basile.
Raped: A Male Survivor Breaks His Silence, Fred Pelka.
Sexual Coercion Reported by Men and Women in Prison, Cindy Struckman-Johnson, David Struckman-Johnson, Lila Rucker, Kurt Bumby, and Stephen Donaldson.

11. Commercial Sex.
Spotlight on Research: An Interview with Jackie Boles.
Naked Capitalists, Rich Frank.
The Ultimate Growth Industry: Trafficking in Women and Girls, Jan Goodwin.
The Prostitute, the Colonel, and the Nationalist, Cynthia Enloe.



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