Sexualities : Identities, Behaviors, and Society

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Featuring a variety of readings, this interdisciplinary anthology addresses such key questions as: How are sexualities socially constructed? Why are sexualities more than just natural "urges" or "drives"? and How are sexualities personal, social, and political? Sexualities: Identities, Behaviors, and Society focuses on gender, using multiple disciplines, international populations, and theories to explore sexualities. The readings - including several written specifically for this volume - will grab students' attention. Topics range from the motivations of X-rated movie stars, to vibrator use, to gendered sexual fantasies. Same-sex orientation, people of color, and global populations are considered throughout. Sexualities: Identities, Behaviors, and Society opens with classical and contemporary theories about sexualities, including selections by Freud, Kinsey, and Fausto-Sterling. Subsequent chapters explore the ways in which we learn about sexual activities and develop sexual identities, both heterosexual and same-sex. The discussion expands to include sexual adaptations, sexual media, intersections with violence, and sexual education.The text ends with a key question: How will the next generation be taught about sex? With its synthesized focus on the psychological, social, ethical, and political dimensions of sexualities, Sexualities: Identities, Behaviors, and Society is ideal for courses in sociology, women's studies, anthropology, family studies, communication, and social more

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  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 195.58 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 839.14g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous tables
  • 0195157605
  • 9780195157604
  • 1,311,594

Table of contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO SEXUALITIES ; 1. CLASSICAL INQUIRIES ; 1.1 Sigmund Freud, "Femininity" in New Introductory Lectures on Psycho Analysis ; 1.2 Richard von Krafft-Ebing, "A System of Psychology of Sexual Life," in Psychopathia Sexualis ; 1.3 Havelock Ellis, "Analysis of the Sexual Impulse," in Studies in the Psychology of Sex: Vol. III ; 1.4 Alfred Kinsey, Wardell Pomeroy, and Clyde Martin, "Learning to Masturbate," in Sexual Behavior in the Human Female ; 1.5 William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson, "The Sexual Response Cycle," in Human Sexual Response ; 1.6 John H. Gagnon and William Simon, "The Social Origins of Sexual Development," in Sexual Conduct ; 2. CONTEMPORARY INTERROGATIONS ; 2.1 Anne Fausto-Sterling, "The Five Sexes: Why Male and Female are Not Enough," in The Sciences ; 2.2 Jonathan Ned Katz, "'Homosexual' and 'Heterosexual': Questioning the Terms," in The Socialist Review ; 2.3 Julia Ericksen and Sally Steffen, "Asking Questions About Sex," in Kiss and Tell: Surveying Sex in the Twentieth Century ; 2.4 Leonore Tiefer, "Historical, Scientific, Clinical, and Feminist Criticisms of 'The Human Sexual Response Cycle Model'," in Sex is Not a Natural Act ; 2.5 Suzanne Kessler, "Creating Good-Looking Genitals in the Service of Gender," in A Queer World: The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader, Volume 1 ; PART TWO: SEXUAL IDENTITIES ; 3. BECOMING SEXUAL ; 3.1 Barrie Thorne and Zella Luria, "Sexuality and Gender in Children's Daily Worlds," in Social Problems ; 3.2 Deborah L. Tolman, "Doing Desire: Adolescent Girls' Struggles for/with Sexuality," in Gender & Society ; 3.3 Anthony M. A. Smith, Doreen A. Rosenthal, and Heidi Reichler, "High Schoolers' Masturbatory Practices: Their Relationship to Sexual Intercourse and Personal Characteristics," in Psychological Reports ; 3.4 Connie S. Chan, "Asian-American Adolescents: Issues in the Expression of Sexuality," in Sexual Cultures and the Construction of Adolescent Identities ; 3.5 Ritch C. Savin-Williams, "Dating and Romantic Relationships among Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youths," in The Lives of Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals: Children to Adults ; 4. SEXUAL IDENTITIES AND SEXUAL BEHAVIORS ; 4.1 Michael S. Kimmel and Rebecca F. Plante, "The Gender of Desire: The Sexual Fantasies of College Women and Men," in Advances in Gender Research ; 4.2 M. Rochlin, "The Heterosexual Questionnaire," in Men's Lives ; 4.3 Lillie S. Ransom, "Navigating Sex, Sexuality, and Christian Values," in Sexuality and Culture ; 4.4 Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale, Edward S. Herold, and Dawn Mewhinney, "Casual Sex on Spring Break: Intentions and Behaviors of Canadian Students," in Journal of Sex Research ; 4.5 ; SUMIE OKAZAKI, "INFLUENCES OF CULTURE ON ASIAN AMERICANS' SEXUALITY," IN JOURNAL OF SEX RESEARCH ; 5. SAME-SEX SEXUALITIES ; 5.1 Laura S. Brown, "Lesbian Identities: Concepts and Issues," in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities in Families: Psychological Perspectives ; 5.2 Steven Seidman, Chet Meeks, and Francie Traschen, "Beyond the Closet? The Changing Social Meaning of Homosexuality in the United States," in Sexualities ; 5.3 Letitia Anne Peplau, Rosemary C. Veniegas, and Susan Miller Campbell, "Gay and Lesbian Relationships," in The Lives of Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals: Children to Adults ; 5.4 Paula C. Rust, "Two Many and Not Enough: The Meanings of Bisexual Identities," in Journal of Bisexuality ; 5.5 Patricia Gagne, Richard Tewksbury, and Deanna McGaughey, "Coming Out and Crossing Over: Identity Formation and Proclamation in a Transgender Community," in Gender & Society ; 5.6 E. J. Graff, "The M/F Boxes," in The Nation ; PART THREE: SEXUAL BEHAVIORS ; 6. VARIATIONS AND ADAPTATIONS ; 6.1 Laurence Alison, Pekka Santtila, N. Kenneth Sandnabba, and Niklas Nordling, "Sadomasochistically Oriented Behavior: Diversity of Practice and Meaning," in Archives of Sexual Behavior ; 6.2 Celia Roberts, Susan Kippax, Catherine Waldby, and June Crawford, "Faking It: The Story of 'Ohh'!" in Women's Studies International Forum ; 6.3 Clive M. Davis, Joani Blank, Hung-Yu Lin, and Consuelo Bonillas, "Characteristics of Vibrator Use among Women," in Journal of Sex Research ; 6.4 Al Cooper, Irene P. McLoughlin, Kevin M. Campbell, "Sexuality in Cyberspace: Update for the 21st Century," in CyberPsychology & Behavior ; 7. SEX AS A GLOBAL COMMODITY ; 7.1 Katherine Frank, "The Production of Identity and the Negotiation of Intimacy in a 'Gentleman's Club'," in Sexualities ; 7.2 Martin A. Monto, "Prostitution and Fellatio," in Journal of Sex Research ; 7.3 Joanna Brewis and Stephen Linstead, "'The Worst Thing is the Screwing' (1): Consumption and the Management of Identity in Sex Work,"in Gender, Work & Organization ; 7.4 Julia O'Connell Davidson and Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor, "Fantasy Islands: Exploring the Demand for Sex Tourism," in Sun, Sex and Gold: Tourism and Sex Work in the Caribbean ; 8. PORNOGRAPHY ; 8.1 Martin Barron and Michael S. Kimmel, "Sexual Violence in Three Pornographic Media: Towards a Sociological Explanation," in Journal of Sex Research ; 8.2 William A. Fisher and Azy Barak, "Internet Pornography: A Social Psychological Perspective on Internet Sexuality," in Journal of Sex Research ; 8.3 Gail Dines and Robert Jensen, "Pornography and Media: Toward a More Critical Analysis," original for this volume ; 8.4 Sharon A. Abbott, "Creating a Scene: The Work of Performing Sex," original for this volume ; PART FOUR: SEXUALITY AS POLITICS ; 9. SEXUAL VIOLENCE ; 9.1 Susan E. Hickman and Charlene L. Muehlenhard, "College Women's Fears and Precautionary Behaviors Relating to Acquaintance Rape and Stranger Rape," in Psychology of Women Quarterly ; 9.2 Carole J. Sheffield, "Sexual Terrorism," in Women: A Feminist Perspective ; 9.3 Fred Pelka, "Raped: A Male Survivor Breaks His Silence," in On the Issues Quarterly ; 9.4 Peggy Reeves Sanday, "Rape-Prone Versus Rape-Free Campus Cultures," in Violence Against Women ; 10. SEX EDUCATION AND SEXUAL HEALTH ; 10.1 Judith Levine, "No-Sex Education-From 'Chastity' to 'Abstinence,'" in Harmful to Minors ; 10.2 Peggy J. Kleinplatz, "'Educational' Sex Videos: What are They Teaching?" in Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality ; 10.3 Rebecca F. Plante, "Sexuality and Subversion: University Peer Sexuality Educators and the Possibilities for Change," in A Dangerous Knowing: Sexuality, Pedagogy and Popular Culture ; 10.4 Richard Parker, "Sexuality, Culture, and Power in HIV/AIDS Research," in Annual Review of Anthropologyshow more

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