9780393934021

Social Const Sex 2E Pa

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393934021

  • ISBN10:

    0393934020

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Textbook Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/17/2009
  • Publisher: W W NORTON
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Summary

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

Theorizing Sex
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
Porn Wars
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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