Making Sexual History


Author: Jeffrey Weeks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745669085
Category: Social Science
Page: 266
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Jeffrey Weeks has established an international reputation as one of the most original and influential writers on the social history of sexuality.

What is Sexual History?


Author: Jeffrey Weeks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509508864
Category: History
Page: 180
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Until the 1970s the history of sexuality was a marginalized practice. Today it is a flourishing field, increasingly integrated into the mainstream and producing innovative insights into the ways in which societies shape and are shaped by sexual values, norms, identities and desires. In this book, Jeffrey Weeks, one of the leading international scholars in the subject, sets out clearly and concisely how sexual history has developed, and its implications for our understanding of the ways we live today. The emergence of a new wave of feminism and lesbian and gay activism in the 1970s transformed the subject, heavily influenced by new trends in social and cultural history, radical sociological insights and the impact of Michel Foucault’s work. The result was an increasing emphasis on the historical shaping of sexuality, and on the existence of many different sexual meanings and cultures on a global scale. With chapters on, amongst others, lesbian, gay and queer history, feminist sexual history, the mainstreaming of sexual history, and the globalization of sexual history, What is Sexual History? is an indispensable guide to these developments.

Palgrave Advances in the Modern History of Sexuality


Author: M. Houlbrook,H. Cocks
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023050180X
Category: History
Page: 305
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Palgrave Advances in the Modern History of Sexuality offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of historical debate in the history of European and American sexuality since c. 1750. Each chapter explores in detail one theme, such as race, pornography, marriage, science or religion, which historians have seen as essential to writing the history of sexuality. The book therefore not only offers a broad introduction to the state of the art, but also suggests new directions for research and debate.

Histories of Sexuality

Antiquity to Sexual Revolution
Author: Stephen Garton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317489012
Category: Philosophy
Page: 288
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This book presents the first assessment of one of the most rapidly expanding fields of research: the history of sexuality. From the early efforts of historians to work out a model for sexual history, to the extraordinary impact of French philosopher Michel Foucault, to the vigorous debates about essentialism and social constructionism, to the emergence of contemporary debates about historicism, queer theory, embodiment, gender and cultural history - we now have vast and diverse historical scholarship on sex and sexuality. 'Histories of Sexuality' highlights the key historical moments and issues: pederasty and cultures of male passivity in ancient Greece and Rome; the impact of early Christianity and ideals of renunciation on the sexual cultures of late antiquity; the sustained existence of homosexual cultures in medieval and renaissance Europe; the "invention" of homosexuality and heterosexuality in eighteenth century Europe and America; the truth behind Victorian sexual repression; the work of reformers and scientists such as Havelock Ellis, Marie Stopes, Stella Browne, Margaret Sanger, Alfred Kinsey, William Masters and Virginia Johnson.

Sexualities in History

A Reader
Author: Kim M. Phillips,Barry Reay
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135304831
Category: History
Page: 476
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Over the past twenty years, historians have overturned nearly everything we once took for granted about human sexuality. Gender, sexual orientation, "deviance," and even the biology of sex have been unmasked for what they are-historically specific, culturally contested, and above all, unstable constructions.

Understanding Social Research

Thinking Creatively about Method
Author: Angela Dale,Jennifer Mason
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848601441
Category: Social Science
Page: 247
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The book explores methodological approaches in three key areas - personal life and relationships; places and mobilities, and socio-cultural change. These work as vehicles to expound methodological issues and challenges that are relevant across a much wider range of domains. Understanding Social Research brings together leading researchers in the social sciences – including sociology, health, geography, psychology and social statistics - to elaborate their approach to research design and practice, based on their own research experience, and to consider what kinds of knowledge their methods can produce. Each of the contributing authors reflects on their own methods and identifies what is distinctive about them. The book contains fascinating insights into how the knowledge we produce is shaped by the methods we choose and use.

Sexual State


Author: Roger Davidson
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 074864945X
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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This is the first scholarly study of Scotland's sexual coming-of-age in the post-war period, charting its political growth from a deeply moralistic policy framework towards a less judgmental, global and scientific context.

Sexuality


Author: Jeffrey Weeks
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415282853
Category: Social Science
Page: 164
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We are almost programmed into thinking of our sexuality as a wholly natural feature of life. But sexual relations are but one form of social relations, as Jeffrey Weeks makes clear in his book. Drawing on the analyses of Michel Foucault, amongst others, the book examines the social, moral and political issues raised by contemporary forms of sexuality. Weeks provides an authoritative introduction to the sociology of sexuality, discussing its cultural and socio-historical construction, it's relationship with power and the State's involvement in its rationalisation and regulation. This second edition is also updates to include global and postcolonial perspectives on sexuality, queer theory, the internet and cybersex, AIDS as a global phenomenon and international debates on the politics of sexuality. This book is an indispensable introduction to this complex and expanding field.

Gay Male Fiction Since Stonewall

Ideology, Conflict, and Aesthetics
Author: Les Brookes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135896518
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 240
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The conflict between assimilationism and radicalism that has riven gay culture since Stonewall became highly visible in the 1990s with the emergence and challenge of queer theory and politics. The conflict predates Stonewall, however—indeed, Jonathan Dollimore describes it as "one of the most fundamental antagonisms within sexual dissidence over the past century." By focusing on fiction by Edmund White, Andrew Holleran, David Leavitt, Michael Cunningham, Alan Hollinghurst, Dennis Cooper, Adam Mars-Jones and others, Brookes argues that gay fiction is torn between assimilative and radical impulses. He posits the existence of two distinct strands of gay fiction, but also aims to show the conflict as an internal one, a struggle in which opposing impulses are at work within individual texts. This book places post-Stonewall gay fiction in context by linking it to theoretical and historical developments since the late nineteenth century, and tracing the conflict back to the fiction of Wilde, Forster, Genet, Vidal, Burroughs and Isherwood. Other relevant topics discussed include gay fiction of the 1970s; gays and the family; sexual transgression; gay fiction and the AIDS epidemic.

Introducing the New Sexuality Studies

2nd Edition
Author: Steven Seidman,Nancy Fischer,Chet Meeks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136818103
Category: Social Science
Page: 572
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Breaking new ground, both substantively and stylistically, Introducing the New Sexuality Studies, Second Edition offers students and academics an engaging, thought-provoking introduction and overview of the social study of sexualities. Its central premise is to explore the social construction of sexuality, the role of social differences such as race or nationality in creating sexual variation, and the ways sex is entangled in relations of power and inequality. Through this approach the field of sexuality is considered in multicultural, global, and comparative terms, and from a truly social perspective. The second edition of this definitive textbook consists of over seventy-five short, original essays on the key topics and themes in sexuality studies. It also includes interviews with fourteen leading scholars in the field, which convey some of the most innovative work currently being undertaken. Each contribution is original, presenting the latest thinking and research in clear and accessible terms, using engaging examples to illustrate key points. This topical and timely volume will be an invaluable resource to all those with an interest in sexuality studies, gender studies and LGBTQ studies.

Risk and Citizenship

Key Issues in Welfare
Author: Rosalind Edwards,Judith Glover
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134548834
Category: Medical
Page: 208
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Contemporary welfare provision poses serious challenges for social policy. Large and rapid changes are said to be taking place in the way we live, work and relate to each other, characterised by anxiety and insecurity.Risk and Citizenship explores how new and diffrent forms of citizenship are evolving in the context of this 'risk society' and the implications for the development of social policy at both the macro and micro level. This spirited and informed collection of papers by leading analysts addresses key questions related to welfare, citizenship and risk including: the nature of insecurity and social protection; the balance between inequality and egalitarianism; the relationship between governments and citizens; the parameters of citizenship; and the impact of risk assessment and risk management. Risk and Citizenship offers a thought-provoking reading for student, practitioner or policy-maker. It provides: * a review of current debates about risk, citizenship and welfare * in-depth analysis of specific policy initiatives in social security and community care * a new typology of welfare citizenship.

Redundant Masculinities?

Employment Change and White Working Class Youth
Author: Linda McDowell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444355597
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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Redundant Masculinities? investigates the links between the so-called 'crisis of masculinity' and contemporary changes in the labour market through the lives of young working class men. Allows the voices of poorly-educated young men to be heard. Looks at how the labour market is changing. Emphasises the social construction of gender and racial identities. Dispels popular myths about the crisis in masculinity.

Sex from Plato to Paglia: A-L


Author: Alan Soble
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313334245
Category: Sex
Page: 1176
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More than 150 alphabetically arranged entries on topics, thinkers, religions, movements, and concepts locate sexuality in its humanistic and social contexts.

Festivals, Tourism and Social Change

Remaking Worlds
Author: David Picard,Prof. Mike Robinson
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 9781845412678
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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This book explores the links between tourism and festivals and the various ways in which each mobilises the other to make social realities meaningful. Drawing upon a series of international cases, festivals are examined as ways of responding to various forms of crisis - social, political, economic - and as a way of re-making and re-animating spaces and social life. Importantly, this book locates festivals in the constantly changing, socio-economic and political contexts that they always operate in and respond to - contexts that are both historical and modern at the same time. Tourism is bound closely together with such contexts; feeding and challenging festivals with audiences that are increasingly transient and transnational. Tourism interrogates notions of ritual and tradition, shapes new spaces and creates, and renews, relationships between participants and observers. No longer can we dismiss tourists simply as value neutral and crass consumers of spectacle, nor tourism as some inevitable commercial force. Tourism is increasingly complicit in the festival processes of re-invention, and in forming new patterns of social existence.

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Author: Brian A. Magowan,Andrew Thomson,Philip Owen
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702054100
Category: Medical
Page: 464
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Wherever you study or practise obstetrics and gynaecology, a sound knowledge of the clinical aspects will underpin your understanding of the specialty and maximise your ability to make a difference to the care of women and babies. A perfect companion to Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine, this new edition continues to provide an excellent grounding and framework for handling clinical problems in obstetrics and gynaecology. Highly illustrated with clear, full-colour line drawings and colour photos. Summary boxes and tables throughout. Key-points boxes at the end of each chapter. The latest information for statistics and genetics. Forward-looking approach to obstetrics and gynaecology. History and ethics boxes throughout. Organized into three sections: Fundamentals, Gynaecology, and Pregnancy and the puerperium. New section on sexual and reproductive health New chapter on surgery to aligned with the RCOG undergrad curriculum Anaesthesia chapter totally reworked. Increased coverage of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage. Fully revised and updated throughout.

Masculinity and the Other

Historical Perspectives
Author: Heather Ellis,Jessica Meyer
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 337
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Histories of masculinity have generally examined both social ideologies of masculinity and subjective male identities within frameworks that define them against the feminine. Yet historians and sociologists have increasingly argued that men have been and continue to be defined both socially and subjectively as much by their relations to other men as in relation to women. This collection brings together the work of scholars of masculinities working in a variety of fields, including literature, history and art history, to examine some of the forms of 'otherness' against which ideas of masculinity have been defined throughout history. The collection reflects the current breadth of scholarship relating to the study of masculine alterity. While the subjects addressed are largely historical, the time span covered is broad and the disciplinary approaches to the subject matter are equally wide-ranging. A huge variety of men, masculine behaviours and definitions of masculinity are considered in an exciting and invigorating collection that showcases both established academics and emerging scholars in the field.

Handbook of Psychological Approaches with Violent Offenders

Contemporary Strategies and Issues
Author: Vincent B. Van Hasselt,Michel Hersen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306458453
Category: Medical
Page: 528
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The past quarter-century has witnessed a dramatic upsurge of violent crime. This is the first handbook to systematically and comprehensively examine current psychological approaches with violent criminal offenders. An internationally recognized group of contributors addresses such topics as the major theoretical perspectives on violent crime, violence committed by children and youth, homicide, sexual deviance and assault, and family violence.

Speaking Lessons


Author: Tony Y
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 110533774X
Category:
Page: N.A
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Thinking Sex with the Early Moderns


Author: Valerie Traub
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812247299
Category: History
Page: 480
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What do we know about early modern sex? And how do we know it? How, when, and why does sex become history? In this book, Valerie Traub addresses these questions and, in doing so, reorients the ways in which historians and literary critics, feminists and queer theorists approach sexuality and its history. Her answers offer interdisciplinary strategies for confronting the difficulties of making sexual knowledge.

The World We Have Won

The Remaking of Erotic and Intimate Life
Author: Jeffrey Weeks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134101740
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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The World We Have Won is a major study of transformations in erotic and intimate life since 1945. We are living in a world of transition, in the midst of a long, unfinished but profound revolution that has transformed the possibilities of living out our sexual diversities. This book provides a balance sheet of the changes that have transformed our ways of being, from welfarism to the pill, women's and gay liberation, from globalization, consumerism and individualization to new forms of intimacy, from friends as family to same sex marriage. Some respond to these challenges with a deep cultural pessimism or moral conservatism. It rejects such views and argues that this is a world we are increasingly making for ourselves, part of the long process of democratization of everyday life. Unless we grasp this we cannot understand, not only the problems and anxieties, but the opportunities and hopes in this world we have won.