Mundane Heterosexualities: From Theory to Practices

Paperback | June 15, 2010

byJenny Hockey, Angela Meah, Victoria Robinson

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Mundane Heterosexualities is the first major empirical study of heterosexual relationships. Critiquing feminist debates, and examining heterosexual practices across the last century, this book argues that as a social, rather than sexual category, heterosexuality can be seen as the organizing principle of our everyday lives.

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Mundane Heterosexualities is the first major empirical study of heterosexual relationships. Critiquing feminist debates, and examining heterosexual practices across the last century, this book argues that as a social, rather than sexual category, heterosexuality can be seen as the organizing principle of our everyday lives.

JENNY HOCKEY is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Sheffield University, UK. Her published work on gender includes articles in Sociological Review, Gender Place and Culture, Sociological Research Online, Journal of Gender Studies, Gender Work and Organisation. She is currently publishing work on masculinities, grounded in an ESRC-fund...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.52 × 5.5 × 0.48 inPublished:June 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230273475

ISBN - 13:9780230273474

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"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