An Introduction to the Study of Sexuality

An Introduction to the Study of Sexuality

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This book examines some of the ways in which sexuality has been described and interpreted in the West. The main models examined are: the Christian view of sex as sinful; the psychoanalytical model, including such notions as the sexual drive, infantile sexuality, the Oedipus complex, and the distinction between male and female sexuality; the 'social construction' model, which proposes that 'sexuality' is a modern concept; and the links between sexuality and spirituality. There is also some consideration of feminist and gay approaches to sexuality, and the complicated subject of male sexuality.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 207 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 11.68mm | 283g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1997 ed.
  • VIII, 207 p.
  • 0333651391
  • 9780333651391
  • 2,333,834

Table of contents

Acknowledgements - Introduction - Christianity and Sex - Freud I: From Biology to Psychology - Freud II: Male and Female Sexuality - Lacan: Lack and Desire - Sexuality as a Modern Concept - Sexuality, Spirituality and Alienation - Feminism and the Politics of Sexuality - Homosexualities - Male Sexuality - Conclusions - Index
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