Mundane Heterosexualities: From Theory to Practices by J. HockeyMundane Heterosexualities: From Theory to Practices by J. Hockey

Mundane Heterosexualities: From Theory to Practices

byJ. Hockey, A. Meah, V. Robinson

Paperback | October 31, 2007

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Mundane Heterosexualities provides the reader with a critical overview of feminist thinking on the topic of heterosexuality. It argues that as a social rather than sexual category, heterosexuality can be seen as the organizing principle of our everyday lines.
JENNY HOCKEY trained as a social anthropologist and is Professor of Sociology at Sheffield University, UK. Her published work on gender includes articles inSociological Research Online; The Sociological Review; Gender Place and Culture; Gender, Work and Organisation. She is currently engaged in ESRC-funded research on masculinities in ...
Title:Mundane Heterosexualities: From Theory to PracticesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.48 inPublished:October 31, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230273475

ISBN - 13:9780230273474

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Table of Contents

Unmasking Heterosexuality Theories of Heterosexuality Reconsidered A Heterosexual Life: Agency and Structure Heterosexuality Across the Twentieth Century Getting the Story Straight Getting it Together? Carnal and Romantic Discourses What's Sex Got to do with it? Heterosexuality as an Organising Principle Nothing Natural? At Home with Heterosexuality Different Heterosexualities: Different Histories Conclusion Index

Editorial Reviews

'This ground-breaking book answers recent calls for more attention to be paid to everyday heterosexuality. Drawing on interviews with three generations of families the authors illuminate the processes whereby heterosexuality is both reproduced and changed intra-generationally and inter-generationally and show how heterosexuality orders far more than merely our sexual lives. In so doing they cast new light on what is still too often treated as an 'unmarked' category.' - Professor Stevi Jackson, University of York, UK'This is a fascinating book, which offers page after page of intriguing revelations. Highly relevant to social work's understanding of families, this book would also be invaluable to researchers and research students as an inspirational and yet 'easy-to-read' example of rigorous theorising and exemplary methodology...I have been recommending this text to friends and colleagues for some time...' - British Journal of Social Work'...opens up a path for further research on the doing (and interweaving) of heterosexualities, gender and sexualities' - Sociologica