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In The Social Construction of Sexuality , Steven Seidman investigates the political and social consequences of privileging certain sexual practices and identities while stigmatizing others. Addressing a range of topics from gay and lesbian identities to sex work, he delves into issues of social control that inform popular beliefs and moral standards. The Second Edition of The Social Construction of Sexuality features a new part that focuses on sexuality and social institutions.
Table of Contents
|The Science of Sex: Sexology and Psychoanalysis|
|Social Theories of Sexuality: Marxism and Feminism|
|Social Constructionism: Sociology, History, and Philosophy|
|The Sociology and Politics of Sexual Identity|
|Heterosexuality: From Behavior to Identity|
|Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Politics in the United States|
|The Revolt against Sexual Identity|
|Social Institutions, Culture, and the Regulation of Sex|
|Into Our Bedrooms: The State Takes Charge|
|Popular Culture Introduces the New Normal Citizen: The Gay-American|
|Heterosexuality in Panic: Doctors to the Rescue|
|Sexual Ethics in a Time of Uncertainty|
|S/M or the Pleasures of Pain|
|A Right to Sex Work?|
|Gay Marriage: Is America a Christian or Liberal Nation?|
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