Invented Moralities

Invented Moralities : Sexual Values in an Age of Uncertainty

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This is an important intervention in debates on the family and sexuality, exploring clashes over sexual values and contemporary sexual dilemmas such as AIDS.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 9780745669069

Table of contents

Preface and Acknowledgements. Introduction: Values, Whose Values?. 1. Living with Uncertainty. 2. Inventing Moralities. 3. Necessary Fictions: Sexual Identities and the Politics of Diversity. 4. The Sphere of the Intimate, and the Values of Everyday Life. 5. Caught Between Worlds and Ways of Being. Bibliography. Index.show more

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'His 'nouveau' morality combines the acceptance of erotic diversity with the valuation of responsibility, love, care and solidarity. It is a moving and inspiring read.' Tribune '[An] important book.' The Guardian 'Jeffrey Weeks' Invented Moralities is a response to the heated debate about sexual morality which has emerged over the past 20 years as the destabilisation of the 'heterosexual tradition' has become increasingly apparent.' Living Marxism 'Lively and wide-ranging, Weeks' book combines humour with scholarship, personal experience with observation to make a serious contribution to debates about fundamental issues such as love, sex and the importance of relationships. Weeks' advocacy of humanistic pluralism, as he identifies it, is provocative, thoughtful and very persuasive.' Morning Star 'A well-argued message of hope and encouragement ... this book is an important contribution to the discourse of post-modernity as well as sexual (particularly gay and lesbian) identities and moralities. It ought to be widely read and discussed.' Sociologyshow more

About Jeffrey Weeks

Jeffrey Weeks is Professor of Sociology at South Bank University and the author of The Lesser Evil and the Greater Good (Rivers Oram, 1994), Against Nature (Rivers Oram, 1991) and Sexuality (Tavistock, 1986).show more

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