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Sex, self, and society : the social context of sexuality /
Tracey L Steele.
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Belmont, Calif. : Thomson/Wadsworth, 2005.
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xv, 458 p.
ISBN
0534529437
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imprint
Belmont, Calif. : Thomson/Wadsworth, 2005.
isbn
0534529437
catalogue key
5216752
 
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Summaries
Long Description
The reader contains 60 edited articles divided into 15 chapters covering a range of issues dealing with human sexuality. The reader focuses on sexuality as both process and as a social institution. Contemporary issues such as abortion and sexually transmitted diseases are the focus of the last part of the reader.
Main Description
PART I. 1. Constructing Sex, the Sexual, and the Erotic. ''Doing it/Defining it'' The Social Construction of S-E-X (Tracey Steele:). Unnatural Acts (Leonore Tiefer). Breastfeeding and the Good Maternal Body (Cindy Stearns). Boundary Lines: Labeling Sexual Harassment in Restaurants (Patti A. Giuffre and Christine L. Williams). 2. Constructing and Critiquing Sexual Categories. The Invention of Heterosexuality (Jonathan Ned Katz). Bisexuality in an Essentialist World: Understanding BiPhobia (Amanda Udis-Kessler). A Queer Encounter (Steven Epstein). 3. Conflated Constructs: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality. Beyond the Binaries: Depolarizing the Categories of Sex, Sexuality, and Gender (Judith Lorber). How Men Have (A) Sex (John Stoltenbergm). The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria (Judith Ortiz Cofer). The Five Sexes Revisited (Anne Fausto-Sterling). Dennis Rodman: Barbie Doll Gone Horribly Wrong (Michele D. Dunbar). 4. What''s Love Got to Do With It? Constructions of Desire, Love, and Intimacy. The Feminization of Love (Francesca M. Cancian). The Sexualization of Love (Steven Seidman). Women and Heterosexual Love: Complicity, Resistance, and Change (Stevi Jackson). 5. Constructing the Sexual Self: The Negotiation and Actualization of Sexual Identity and Behavior. Becoming 100 Percent Straight (Michael Messner). Tearoom Trade: Impersonal Sex in Public Places (Laud Humphreys). Dragon Ladies, Snow Queens, and Asian-American Dykes: Reflection Race and Sexuality (Sharon Lim-Hing). More than Manly Women: How Female Transsexuals Reject Lesbian Labels (Holly Devor). The Ambiguity of "Having Sex:" The Subjective Experience of irginity Loss in the United States (Laura M. Carpenter). PART II. SEX AND SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS 6. The State, Sexual Politics, and Public Policy. It Takes More Than Two: The Prostitute, the State, and the Entrepreneur (Cynthia Enloe). The Case of Sharon Kowalski and Karen Thompson: Ableism, Heterosexism, and Sexism (Joan L. Griscom). The Sexual Politics of Black Womanhood (Patricia Hill Collins). Disability, Sex Radicalism and Political Agency (Abby Wilkerson). 7. Media & Popular Culture. A Broken Trust: Canadian Priests, Brothers, Pedophilia, and the Media (Ian A. G. Barrie). Girls, Media, and the Negotiation of Sexuality: A Study of Race, Class, and Gender in Adolescent Peer Groups (Meenakshi Gigi Durham). The Social Organization of Sexuality and Gender in Alternative hard Rock: An Analysis of Intersectionality (Mimi Schippers). Normal Sins: Scandal Narratives as Institutional Morality Tales (Joshua Gamson). 8. Economy and Work. Capitalism and Gay Identity (John D''Emilio). Sexuality in Organizations (Patricia Yancey Martin and David L. Collinson). Peepshow Feminism (Tawnya Dudash). The Locker Room and the Dorm Room: Workplace Norms and the Boundaries of Sexual Harassment in Magazine Editing (Kirsten Dellinger and Christine L. Williams). 9. Religion and Education. The Muslim Concept of Active Female Sexuality (Fatima Mernissi). Slut! Growing up Female with a Bad Reputation (Leoira Tanebaum). Gay and Lesbian Catholic Elementary School Teachers (Edmundo F. Litton). Identity Puzzles: Talking Sex in Education (Margot Francis). 10. Family & Medicine. Dubious Conceptions: The Controversy Over Teen Pregnancy (Kristin Luker). Negotiating Lesbian Motherhood: The Dialectics of Resistance and Accommodation (Ellen Lewin). In Pursuit of the Perfect Penis (Leonore Tiefer). Cloning, Sex, and New Kinds of Families (Glenn McGee). PART III. HOT TOPICS: CONTEMPORARY SEXUAL ISSUES, DEBATES, AND CONTROVERSIES. 11. Sexuality, the Body, and Sexual Attractiveness. Medicalization of Racial Features: Asian-American Women and Cosmetic Surgery (Eugenia Kaw). Size 6: The Western Woman''s Harem (Fatema Mernissi). Pills and Power Tools (Susan Bordo). Jane Fonda, Barbara Bush, and Other Aging Bodies: Femininity and the Limits of Resistance (Myra Dinnerstein and Rose Weitz). Visibly Queer: Body Technologies and Sexual Politics (Victoria Pit
Long Description
SEX, SELF AND SOCIETY: THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF SEXUALITY contains 60 edited articles divided into 15 chapters covering a range of issues dealing with human sexuality. Focusing on sexuality as both process and as a social institution, the book also covers contemporary issues such as abortion and sexually transmitted diseases.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Focusing on sexuality as both a process and as a social institution, this collection of articles considers aspects such as abortion, pornography, violence and sexually transmitted diseases.
Table of Contents
Constructing Sex, the Sexual, and the Erotic
'Doing it/Defining it' The Social Construction of S-E-X
Unnatural Acts
Breastfeeding and the Good Maternal Body
Boundary Lines: Labeling Sexual Harassment in Restaurants
Constructing and Critiquing Sexual Categories
The Invention of Heterosexuality
Bisexuality in an Essentialist World: Understanding BiPhobia
A Queer Encounter
Conflated Constructs: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
Beyond the Binaries: Depolarizing the Categories of Sex, Sexuality, and Gender
How Men Have (A) Sex
The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria
The Five Sexes Revisited
Dennis Rodman: Barbie Doll Gone Horribly Wrong
What's Love Got to Do With It? Constructions of Desire, Love, and Intimacy
The Feminization of Love
The Sexualization of Love
Women and Heterosexual Love: Complicity, Resistance, and Change
Constructing the Sexual Self: The Negotiation and Actualization of Sexual Identity and Behavior
Becoming 100 Percent Straight
Tearoom Trade: Impersonal Sex in Public Places
Dragon Ladies, Snow Queens, and Asian-American Dykes: Reflection Race and Sexuality
More than Manly Women: How Female Transsexuals Reject Lesbian Labels
The Ambiguity of "Having Sex:" The Subjective Experience of irginity Loss in the United States
Sex and Social Institutions
The State, Sexual Politics, and Public Policy
It Takes More Than Two: The Prostitute, the State, and the Entrepreneur
The Case of Sharon Kowalski and Karen Thompson: Ableism, Heterosexism, and Sexism
The Sexual Politics of Black Womanhood
Disability, Sex Radicalism and Political Agency
Media & Popular Culture
A Broken Trust: Canadian Priests, Brothers, Pedophilia, and the Media
Girls, Media, and the Negotiation of Sexuality: A Study of Race, Class, and Gender in Adolescent Peer Groups
The Social Organization of Sexuality and Gender in Alternative hard Rock: An Analysis of Intersectionality
Normal Sins: Scandal Narratives as Institutional Morality Tales
Economy and Work
Capitalism and Gay Identity
Sexuality in Organizations
Peepshow Feminism
The Locker Room and the Dorm Room: Workplace Norms and the Boundaries of Sexual Harassment in Magazine Editing
Religion and Education
The Muslim Concept of Active Female Sexuality
Slut! Growing up Female with a Bad Reputation
Gay and Lesbian Catholic Elementary School Teachers
Identity Puzzles: Talking Sex in Education
Family & Medicine
Dubious Conceptions: The Controversy Over Teen Pregnancy
Negotiating Lesbian Motherhood: The Dialectics of Resistance and Accommodation
In Pursuit of the Perfect Penis
Cloning, Sex, and New Kinds of Families
Hot Topics: Contemporary Sexual Issues, Debates, and Controversies
Sexuality, the Body, and Sexual Attractiveness
Medicalization of Racial Features: Asian-American Women and Cosmetic Surgery
Size 6: The Western Woman's Harem
Pills and Power Tools
Jane Fonda, Barbara Bush, and Other Aging Bodies: Femininity and the Limits of Resistance
Visibly Queer: Body Technologies and Sexual Politics
Sex, Pornography & Sexual Objectification
Pornography: Civil Rights, and Speech
Pornography and the Alienation of Male Sexuality
Odyssey of a Feminist Pornographer
Sexuality, Aggression, and Violence
Men on Rape
The Mind that Burns in Each Body: Women, Rape, and Racial Violence
Titans
The Sexual Politics of Murder
A Boy's Life: For Matthew Shepard's Killers, What Does It Take to Pass as a Man?
Sex and the Social Construction of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Social Control, Civil Liberties, and Women's Sexuality
Identity and Stigma of Women with S.T.D.s
Gay Villain, Gay Hero: Homosexuality and the Social Construction of AIDS
Abortion, Conception, and Procreation
The Egg and the Sperm: How Science Has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles
Motherhood and Morality in America
Now You Can Choose! Issues in Parenting and Procreation
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