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Featuring a variety of readings, this interdisciplinary anthology addresses such key questions as: How are sexualities socially constructed? Why are sexualities more than just natural "urges" or "drives"? and How are sexualities personal, social, and political? Sexualities: Identities,Behaviors, and Society, Second Edition, focuses on gender, using multiple disciplines, international populations, and theories to explore sexualities. Edited by Michael Kimmel and the Stony Brook Sexualities Research Group, the readings--including several written specifically for this volume--will grab students' attention. Topics range from the motivations of X-rated movie stars to vibrator use to gendered sexual fantasies. The text considers same-sex orientation, people of color, and global populations throughout.
Michael Kimmel is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, State University of New York. A leading researcher and writer on gender and men and masculinity, he is the author or editor of numerous books and articles including The Gendered Society, [Text and Reader] Fifth Edition (OUP, 2013), Manhood in America: A Cultural History, Third Edition (OUP, 2012), and Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (2009).
Table of Contents
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PART ONE: THINKING ABOUT SEXUALITIES: THEORIES AND METHODS
1. Classical Inquiries * By the Numbers: The Kinsey Code Book * 1.1 Conceptualizing Sexuality. Stevi Jackson and Sue Scott 1.2 The Social Origins of Sexual Development. John H. Gagnon and William Simon * 1.3 How to Get Valid Answers from Survey Questions. Anirudda Das and Edward Laumann * 1.4 Thinking Critically about Strip Club Research. Katherine Frank * Personal Voice: On Interviewing About Sex. Teela Sanders
PART TWO: BECOMING SEXUAL
2. Childhood Sexual Socialization * By the Numbers: Gender Convergence in Rates of Sexual Activity * 2.1 Primary School Studs: (De)Constructing Young Boy's Heterosexual Masculinities. Emma Renold * 2.2 The Ambiguity of 'Having Sex': The Subjective Experience of Virginity Loss in the United States. Laura Carpenter 2.3 Dating and Romantic Relationships among Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youths. Ritch C. Savin-Williams * Personal Voice: My First Time - Him * Personal Voice: My First Time - Her
3. Collegiate Sexualities * By the Numbers: Four Factoids 3.1 The Gender of Desire: The Sexual Fantasies of College Women and Men. Michael Kimmel and Rebecca Plante * 3.2 Working a Yes Out. Peggy Reeves Sanday * 3.3 Gender, Agency, and Sexual Decision-Making in Collegiate Hookups. Rachel Kalish * Personal Voice: A Personal Story About Hooking Up 4. Sexual Socialization Through the Life Course * By the Numbers: How Would You Describe Your Sex Life Before and After You Had Children? * 4.1 Sexual Expression in Later Life: A Review and Synthesis. John DeLamater * 4.2 Transitions from Heterosexuality to Lesbianism: The Discursive Production of Lesbian Identities. Celia Kitzinger and Sue Wilkinson * 4.3 Relationships, Sexuality and Adjustment among People with Physical Disability. George Taleporos and Marita McCabe * Personal Voice: I Had Polio. I Also Have Sex. Winstone Zulu
PART THREE: SEXUAL IDENTITIES
5. Heterosexualities * By the Numbers: Sexual Behavior Chart 5.1 The Heterosexual Questionnaire. M. Rochlin * 5.2 Critique of Compulsory Heterosexuality. Steven Seidman * 5.3 The Not-so-Straight Path to Heterosexuality: Sexual Orientation Questioning Among Young Men and Women. Elizabeth Morgan * Box: The Invention of Heterosexuality. Katz * Personal Voice: Coming Out as a Straight Man. Adam Warrington * Personal Voice: Coming Out. Corey Brown
6. LGBT Identities * By the Numbers: How Many People are LGBT? 6.1 Lesbian Identities: Concepts and Issues. Laura S. Brown * 6.2 Transgender Youth. Arnold Grossman and Anthony D'Augelli * 6.3 The Gay-Friendly Closet. Christine Williams, Patti Giuffre, and Kirsten Dillinger * Box: LGBT: What's in a Name--or an Acronym? * Personal Voice: Transgender Dinosaurs and the Rise of the Genderqueers. Riki Wilchins * Box: Nine Stupid Myths about Bisexuals that will Make You Laugh. Anna Pulley
7. Non-Normative Sexual Identities and "Other" Sexual Identities * By the Numbers: The Janus Report * 7.1 There's More to Life than Sex? Difference and Commonality within the Asexual Community. Mark Carrigan * 7.2 Whatever happened to non-monogamies? Critical reflections on Recent Resrearch and Theory. Meg Barker and Darren Landridge * 7.3 Is Pedophilia a sexual orientation? Michael Seto * Personal Voice: BDSM as a Sexual Orientation
PART FOUR: PRACTICES AND POLITICS
8. Sexual Behaviors * By the Numbers: Gender Differences * 8.1 The Lives and Voices of Highly Sexual Women. Eric Blumberg * 8.2 Dude Sex: White Masculinities and 'Authentic' Heterosexuality Among Dudes who have Sex with Dudes. Jane Ward 8.3 Faking It: The Story of Ohhh! Celia Roberts, Susan Klippax, Catherine Waldby, and June Crawford * Personal Voice: Fifty Shades of Grey Sex Changed Our Lives For Ever
9. Technologies New and Old * By the Numbers: Sex Toys * 9.1 Cybersexuality in MMORPGs: Virtual Sexual Revolution Untapped. Zek Cypress Valkyrie * 9.2 Average Joes: Men's Relationships with Media, Real Bodies, and Sexuality. Deborah Schooler and L. Monique Ward * 9.3 Twenty-One Moves Guaranteed to Make his Thighs go up in Flames: Depictions of 'Great Sex' in Popular Magazines. A.Dana Menard and Peggy J. Kleinplatz * Box: History of Viagra * Personal Voice: No Body is 'Doing It'
10. Sex as a Global Commodity * By the Numbers: Brothel Facts * 10.1 Sex Work for the Middle Classes. Elizabeth Bernstein 10.2 Fantasy Islands: Exploring the Demand for Sex Tourism. Julia O'Connell Davidson and Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor * 10.3 Human Trafficking: Globalization, Exploitation, and Transnational Sociology. Stephanie A. Limoncelli * Personal Voice: Manifesto: PUMP * Personal Voice: I was trafficked
11. Pornography * By the Numbers: Porn Data 11.1 Pornography and Media: Towards a More Critical Analysis. Gail Dines and Robert Jensen * 11.2 Pornography, Women, and Feminism: Between Pleasure and Politics. Karen Ciclitira * 11.3 Putting Hypersexuality to Work: Black Women and Illicit Eroticvism in Pornography. Mireille Miller-Young * Personal Voice: Manifesto. Erika Lust * Personal Voice: Shira Tarrant Interviews Gail Dines
12. Sexual Violence * By the Numbers: Rape Myths and Facts * 12.1 Rape, Racism and the Myth of the Black Rapist. Angela Y. Davis * 12.2 Male Sexual Victimization Examining Men's Experiences of Rape and Sexual Assault. Karen Weiss * 12.3 Involving Men in Efforts to End Violence Against Women. Michael Flood * Box: What is Sexual Assault? Walter DeKeseredy and Martin Schwartz * Personal Voice: Filming My Rapist. Nancy Schwartzman * Personal Voice: Her Justice is My Justice. Katherine Scott Nelson
13. Sex Education and Sexual Health * By the Numbers: HIV Rates * 13.1 They Think You Shouldn't Be Having Sex Anyway: Young People's Suggestions for Improving Sexuality Education Content. Louisa Allen * 13.2 Damaged Goods: Women Managing the stigma of STDs. Adina Nack * 13.3 'Going Down': Oral Sex, Imaginary Bodies and HIV. Celia Roberts, Susan Kippax, Mary Spongberg and June Crawford * Personal Voice: Various Quotes * Personal Voice: Hugo Schwyzer: "I Don't Need to Know if You Masturbate" * Box: Goals, Values, and Fundamental Principles