Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader (Fourth Edition)

Author: Mindy Stombler,Dawn M. Baunach,Wendy Simonds,Elroi J. Windsor,Elisabeth O. Burgess

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393935868

Category: Social Science

Page: 752

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The best-selling sexualities reader in the social sciences. Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader has a strong sociological focus and a sex-positive perspective. With 38 new readings, Sex Matters covers a wide and diverse range of sexual experiences and identities and tackles controversial issues in a straightforward, nonstigmatizing manner. The editors mix qualitative and quantitative empirical pieces, sexual narratives and personalized accounts, cutting-edge research, and articles from the popular press for a wealth of content and diverse perspectives.
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Sex Matters

The Sexuality and Society Reader

Author: Mindy Stombler

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 522

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Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader, 2/E Mindy Stombler, "Georgia State University"Dawn M. Baunach, "Georgia State University"Elisabeth O. Burgess, "Georgia State University"Denise Donnelly, "Georgia State University"Wendy Simonds, "Georgia State University" ISBN: 0205485448 This anthology of 62 readings from contemporary scholarly literature, trade books, popular media, as well as contributed articles, examines the many ways in which human sexuality is a socially constructed and regulated behavior, and how it is studied by social scientists. New To This Edition 39 of the 62 readings are new. Several chapters, including Sexual Practices, Sexual Violence, and Commercialized Sex, have been greatly expanded. Each chapter now concludes with "Sextistics," a set of relevant research data.
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Sexual Deviance and Society

A sociological examination

Author: Meredith G. F. Worthen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317593367

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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In a society where sexualized media has become background noise, we are frequently discouraged from frank and open discussions about sex and offered few tools for understanding sexual behaviors and sexualities that are perceived as being out of the norm. This book encourages readers to establish new ways of thinking about stigmatized peoples and behaviors, and to think critically about gender, sex, sexuality and sex crimes. Sexual Deviance and Society uses sociological theories of crime, deviance, gender and sexuality to construct a framework for understanding sexual deviance. This book is divided into four units: Unit I, Sociology of Deviance and Sexuality, lays the foundation for understanding sex and sexuality through sociological frameworks of deviance. Unit II, Sexual Deviance, provides an in depth dialogue to its readers about the sociological constructions of sexual deviance with a critical focus on contemporary and historical conceptualizations. Unit III, Deviant Sexual Acts, explores a variety of deviant sexual acts in detail, including sex in public, fetishes, and sex work. Unit IV, Sex Crimes and Criminals, examines rape and sexual assault, sex crimes against children, and societal responses to sex offenders and their treatment within the criminal justice system. Utilizing an integrative approach that creates a dialogue between the subjects of gender, criminology and deviance, this book is a key resource for students interested in crime and deviance, gender and sexuality, and the sociology of deviance.
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Teaching Gender and Sex in Contemporary America

Author: Kristin Haltinner,Ryanne Pilgeram

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319303643

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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This book provides innovative pedagogy, theory, and strategies for college and university professors who seek effective methods and materials for teaching about gender and sex to today’s students. It provides thoughtful reflections on the new struggles and opportunities instructors face in teaching gender and sex during what has been called the “post-feminist era.” Building off its predecessor: Teaching Race and Anti-Racism in Contemporary America, this book offers complementary classroom exercises for teachers, that foster active and collaborative learning. Through reflecting on the gendered dimensions of the current political, economic, and cultural climate, as well as presenting novel lesson plans and classroom activities, Teaching Gender and Sex in Contemporary America is a valuable resource for educators.
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Focus on Social Problems

A Contemporary Reader

Author: Mindy Stombler,Amanda M. Jungels

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199321353

Category: Social problems

Page: 720

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Focus on Social Problems: A Contemporary Reader exposes students to current issues in the field. The selections in this reader help students understand how social problems are defined and constructed; increase their empirical knowledge about the causes and consequences of social problems; develop student empathy; and encourage students to become agents of social change. Working from a critical social constructionist foundation, the readings address a wide variety of social problems. Editors Mindy Stombler and Amanda M. Jungels include a combination of research-based articles and popular media pieces. Each chapter opens with an interview of a social-change activist doing work related to the chapter's featured social problem, giving students an opportunity to envision themselves as agents of social change.
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Sex, Sexuality, Law, and (In)justice

Author: Henry F. Fradella,Jennifer M. Sumner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317528913

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

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Sex, Sexuality, Law, and (In)Justice covers a wide range of legal issues associated with sexuality, gender, reproduction, and identity. These are critical and sensitive issues that law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals need to understand. The book synthesizes the literature across a wide breadth of perspectives, exposing students to law, psychology, criminal justice, sociology, philosophy, history, and, where relevant, biology, to critically examine the social control of sex, gender, and sexuality across history. Specific federal and state case law and statutes are integrated throughout the book, but the text moves beyond the intersection between law and sexuality to focus just as much on social science as it does on law. This book will be useful in teaching courses in a range of disciplines—especially criminology and criminal justice, history, political science, sociology, women and gender studies, and law.
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Sociology of Sexualities

Author: Kathleen J. Fitzgerald,Kandice L. Grossman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506304001

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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Sociology of Sexualities by Kathleen J. Fitzgerald and Kandice L. Grossman is the first comprehensive text to approach the study of sexuality from a sociological perspective. Drawing on the most up-to-date social scientific research on sexuality, it discusses fundamental concepts in the field and helps students integrate knowledge about sexuality into their larger understanding of society. Topics covered include the emergence of sexual identities, inequalities and discrimination faced by sexual and gender minorities, heterosexual and cisgender privilege, activism and mobilization to challenge such discrimination, the commodification of sexuality, and the ways sexuality operates in and through various institutions. Throughout the text, the authors show how sexuality intersects with other statuses and identities.
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The Philosophy of Sex

Contemporary Readings

Author: Alan Soble

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742513464

Category: Philosophy

Page: 513

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In the fourth edition of The Philosophy of Sex, distinguished philosophers and social critics confront a variety of issues, including prostitution, adultery, masturbation, homosexuality, and the different attitudes men and women have about sex. The fourth edition includes an entirely new section on Kant and sex, as well as new essays by Michael E. Levin, Cheshire Calhoun, Irving Singer, Pat Califia, and Alan Soble. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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