Sexualities Research

Sexualities Research : Critical Interjections, Diverse Methodologies, and Practical Applications

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How is sexuality studied methodologically? How are we innovating, methodologically, in the study of sexuality? What impact, if any, has the increase in mixed methodologies had on the study of sexuality? Sexualities Research is a collection of original chapters by emerging and world-leading scholars of sexuality. Through this volume the authors seek to address how theoretical and methodological choices enable wider dissemination and social impact of sexualities research. Indeed, covering a diverse range of theoretical perspectives and methodologies to provide important new insights into human sexuality, the chapters cover an array of topics from the experience of researching sexuality, to using theories in new and innovative ways. With an international scope, Sexualities Research also builds on the re-emergence of the European Sociological Association Sexuality Research Network and asks important questions about the study of sexuality in contemporary societies against the background of political upheaval and economic troubles. Certainly, this collection shows the importance and vitality of sociological understandings of human sexuality in the 21st Century. An enlightening volume consisting of a variety of case studies and theoretical research, Sexualities Research will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers who are interested in fields such as Sociology, LGBT/Queer Studies and Gender more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 19.05mm | 498.95g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 7 black & white tables
  • 1138851647
  • 9781138851641

About Andrew King

Andrew King is a senior lecturer in Sociology at the University of Surrey, UK Ana Cristina Santos is a sociologist and senior researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal Isabel Crowhurst is a lecturer in Sociology and Criminology at the University of Essex, UKshow more

Table of contents

1. Introduction Andrew King, Ana Cristina Santos and Isabel Crowhurst Section One: Critical Interjections: The Challenges, Limitations and Opportunities of Theorising Sexualities 2. Anti-Humanism, Affects and the Sexuality-Assemblage of Young Men Pam Alldred and Nick Fox 3. Ordinary Sexualities Brian Heaphy 4. "Counting" for Equality: Youth, Class and Sexual Citizenship Elizabeth McDermott 5. The "Normative Veil": Misunderstandings and Traps in Dealing with Sexual Stories and Gender Construction in Social Research Vulca Fidolini 6. Practice Theory and the Practice of Sex Sue Scott and Stevi Jackson Section Two: Critical Methodologies: The Challenges, Limitations and Opportunities of Doing Sexualities Research 7. Problematic Publics?: Making Space at the Academic Table Yvette Taylor 8. Challenges in Reflexive Research into Loneliness and Isolation in Older Lesbians Jill Wilkens 9. Reading Texts and Their Silences: Sexuality and the Autobiographical Method Roma Dey 10. Interactional-Structural Context of Intimate Partner Violence in Lesbian Relationships Alzbeta Mozinova 11. Studying Attitudes and Family Values in Same-Sex Intimacies: Beyond the "Lived Experience" Robert Pralat Section Three: Critical Practices: The Challenges, Limitations and Opportunities of Applying Sexualities Research 12. Uncomfortable Demands: Neoliberalism, Queerness and Partnerships Between Local Administrations and LGBT Associations Beatrice Gusmano 13. A Comparative Analysis of the Penal Policies Employed in the Placement of Transgendered Offenders in England, the USA, Australia and Canada Joanna Jamel 14. Love Is Lame or Love Is Queer?: Love and Kinship as Political Concepts in Western and Central and Eastern European (CEE) LGBT/Queer Theory and Praxis Agata Stasinska 15. Medicalizing Male Sexual Underperformance: Awareness Campaigns and Expert Discourses on Male Sexual Health in Italy Rafaella Camoletto and Francesca Salis 16. Sexualities, Care and Intimacies in the Intersections and Commonalities Around Childfree/Childless Aging and LGB Aging Gerardo Zamora 17. Critical After/words. Conclusion Andrew King, Ana Cristina Santos and Isabel more