Sexualities in Context

Sexualities in Context : A Social Perspective

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Written in an accessible and clear manner, Sexualities in Context presents focused overviews and explorations of some of the most timely issues in the social construction of sex. This brief text is the only book of its kind to address sexualities from a social perspective, Plante's analysis of the context of sexuality, sexual behaviors, and identities is both intelligent and readable. With contemporary topics, such as 'hooking up,' sexual fantasies, and bisexualities, along with examples of how to apply critical thinking, students are empowered to think outside their comfort zones and encouraged to explore the topic of sex in a new context.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 156 x 235mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 1138854751
  • 9781138854758

Table of contents

The Basics of Sexualities

1. Why Sex Matters: A Brief History of Sex/uality

2. Studying the Sexual: Classifying and Theorizing

3. "Gender:" Who Are We?

Becoming Sexual

4. Birds Do It, Bees Do It...: Learning about `It'

5. LGBTQQPA(H), BDSM: The Alphabet Soup of Sexualities

6. "People Do That?": Forms of Sex

7. Bunnie, Bytes, and Beaches: Representations of Sex

Outside Ourselves: Sex in Social Context

8. "He Said, She Said": The Power of Gender and Sex

9. Screwing with Sex: The Politics of Sexualities

10. CyberSex and Orgasmatrons: Moving Forward
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About Rebecca F. Plante

Rebecca F. Plante is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Ithaca College. She's been teaching about and studying sexuality and gender issues for over 20 years. Her books include Doing Gender Diversity: Readings in Theory and Real-World Experience (with Lis M. Maurer, Westview, 2010); and Sexualities: Identities, Behaviors, and Society (with Michael S. Kimmel, Oxford, 2004).

Her current research focuses on campus sexual climates/cultures (and 'hooking up') and online dating, sexuality, and relationships.
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