Sexualities: Identities, Behaviors, and Society

Paperback | February 14, 2014

byMichael KimmelEditorThe Stony Brook Sexualities Research Group

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This anthology on sexuality addresses such key questions as: How are sexualities socially constructed? Why are sexualities more than just natural "urges"? and How are sexualities personal, social, and political? Using multiple disciplines, international populations, and theories to exploresexualities, it opens with classical and contemporary theories, and then explores the ways in which we learn about sexual activities and develop sexual identities. Sexualities: Identities, Behaviors, and Society has a strong sociological approach, but also considers other important perspectives (psychology, biology, history). It is rigorous, yet accessible and engaging, covering classical and contemporary arguments and perspectives.

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This anthology on sexuality addresses such key questions as: How are sexualities socially constructed? Why are sexualities more than just natural "urges"? and How are sexualities personal, social, and political? Using multiple disciplines, international populations, and theories to exploresexualities, it opens with classical and contem...

Michael Kimmel is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, State University of New York. A leading researcher and writer on gender and men and masculinity, he is the author or editor of numerous books and articles including The Gendered Society, [Text and Reader] Fifth Edition (OUP, 2013), Manhood in America: A ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:February 14, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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* = Indicates new to this editionIntroductionPART ONE: THINKING ABOUT SEXUALITIES: THEORIES AND METHODS1. Classical Inquiries*By the Numbers: The Kinsey Code BookStevi Jackson and Sue Scot: *1.1 Conceptualizing SexualityJohn H. Gagnon and William Simon: 1.2 The Social Origins of Sexual DevelopmentAnirudda Das and Edward Laumann: *1.3 How to Get Valid Answers from Survey QuestionsKatherine Frank: *1.4 Thinking Critically about Strip Club ResearchTeela Sanders: *Personal Voice: On Interviewing About SexPART TWO: BECOMING SEXUAL2. Childhood Sexual Socialization*By the Numbers: Gender Convergence in Rates of Sexual ActivityEmma Renold: *2.1 Primary School Studs: (De)Constructing Young Boy's Heterosexual MasculinitiesLaura Carpenter: *2.2 The Ambiguity of 'Having Sex': The Subjective Experience of Virginity Loss in the United StatesRitch C. Savin-Williams: 2.3 Dating and Romantic Relationships among Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youths*Personal Voice: My First Time - Him*Personal Voice: My First Time - Her3. Collegiate Sexualities*By the Numbers: Four FactoidsMichael Kimmel and Rebecca Plante: 3.1 The Gender of Desire: The Sexual Fantasies of College Women and MenPeggy Reeves Sanday: *3.2 Working a Yes OutRachel Kalish: *3.3 Gender, Agency, and Sexual Decision-Making in Collegiate Hookups*Personal Voice: A Personal Story About Hooking Up4. Sexual Socialization Through the Life Course*By the Numbers: How Would You Describe Your Sex Life Before and After You Had Children?John DeLamater: *4.1 Sexual Expression in Later Life: A Review and SynthesisCelia Kitzinger and Sue Wilkinson: *4.2 Transitions from Heterosexuality to Lesbianism: The Discursive Production of Lesbian IdentitiesGeorge Taleporos and Marita McCabe: *4.3 Relationships, Sexuality and Adjustment among People with Physical DisabilityWinstone Zulu: *Personal Voice: I Had Polio. I Also Have SexPART THREE: SEXUAL IDENTITIES5. Heterosexualities*By the Numbers: Sexual Behavior ChartM. Rochlin: 5.1 The Heterosexual QuestionnaireSteven Seidman: *5.2 Critique of Compulsory HeterosexualityElizabeth Morgan: *5.3 The Not-so-Straight Path to Heterosexuality: Sexual Orientation Questioning Among Young Men and WomenKatz: *Box: The Invention of HeterosexualityAdam Warrington: *Personal Voice: Coming Out as a Straight ManCorey Brown: *Personal Voice: Coming Out6. LGBT Identities*By the Numbers: How Many People are LGBT?Laura S. Brown: 6.1 Lesbian Identities: Concepts and IssuesArnold Grossman and Anthony D'Augelli: *6.2 Transgender YouthChristine Williams, Patti Giuffre, and Kirsten Dillinger: *6.3 The Gay-Friendly Closet*Box: LGBT: What's in a NameELor an Acronym?Riki Wilchins: *Personal Voice: Transgender Dinosaurs and the Rise of the GenderqueersAnna Pulley: *Box: Nine Stupid Myths about Bisexuals that will Make You Laugh7. Non-Normative Sexual Identities and "Other" Sexual Identities*By the Numbers: The Janus ReportMark Carrigan: *7.1 There's More to Life than Sex? Difference and Commonality within the Asexual CommunityMeg Barker and Darren Landridge: *7.2 Whatever happened to non-monogamies? Critical reflections on Recent Resrearch and TheoryMichael Seto: *7.3 Is Pedophilia a sexual orientation?*Personal Voice: BDSM as a Sexual OrientationPART FOUR: PRACTICES AND POLITICS8. Sexual Behaviors*By the Numbers: Gender DifferencesEric Blumberg: *8.1 The Lives and Voices of Highly Sexual WomenJane Ward: *8.2 Dude Sex: White Masculinities and 'Authentic' Heterosexuality Among Dudes who have Sex with DudesCelia Roberts, Susan Klippax, Catherine Waldby, and June Crawford: 8.3 Faking It: The Story of Ohhh!*Personal Voice: Fifty Shades of Grey Sex Changed Our Lives For Ever9. Technologies New and Old*By the Numbers: Sex ToysZek Cypress Valkyrie: *9.1 Cybersexuality in MMORPGs: Virtual Sexual Revolution UntappedDeborah Schooler and L. Monique Ward: *9.2 Average Joes: Men's Relationships with Media, Real Bodies, and SexualityA.Dana Menard and Peggy J. Kleinplatz: *9.3 Twenty-One Moves Guaranteed to Make his Thighs go up in Flames: Depictions of 'Great Sex' in Popular Magazines*Box: History of Viagra*Personal Voice: No Body is 'Doing It'10. Sex as a Global Commodity*By the Numbers: Brothel FactsElizabeth Bernstein: *10.1 Sex Work for the Middle ClassesJulia O'Connell Davidson and Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor: 10.2 Fantasy Islands: Exploring the Demand for Sex TourismStephanie A. Limoncelli: *10.3 Human Trafficking: Globalization, Exploitation, and Transnational Sociolog*Personal Voice: Manifesto: PUMP*Personal Voice: I was trafficked11. Pornography*By the Numbers: Porn DataGail Dines and Robert Jensen: 11.1 Pornography and Media: Towards a More Critical AnalysisKaren Ciclitira: *11.2 Pornography, Women, and Feminism: Between Pleasure and PoliticsMireille Miller-Young: *11.3 Putting Hypersexuality to Work: Black Women and Illicit Eroticvism in PornographyErika Lust: *Personal Voice: Manifesto*Personal Voice: Shira Tarrant Interviews Gail Dines12. Sexual Violence*By the Numbers: Rape Myths and FactsAngela Y. Davis: *12.1 Rape, Racism and the Myth of the Black RapistKaren Weiss: *12.2 Male Sexual Victimization Examining Men's Experiences of Rape and Sexual AssaultMichael Flood: *12.3 Involving Men in Efforts to End Violence Against WomenWalter DeKeseredy and Martin Schwartz: *Box: What is Sexual Assault?Nancy Schwartzman: *Personal Voice: Filming My RapistKatherine Scott Nelson: *Personal Voice: Her Justice is My Justice13. Sex Education and Sexual Health*By the Numbers: HIV RatesLouisa Allen: *13.1 They Think You Shouldn't Be Having Sex Anyway: Young People's Suggestions for Improving Sexuality Education ContentAdina Nack: *13.2 Damaged Goods: Women Managing the stigma of STDsCelia Roberts, Susan Kippax, Mary Spongberg and June Crawford: *13.3 'Going Down': Oral Sex, Imaginary Bodies and HIV*Personal Voice: Various Quotes*Personal Voice: Hugo Schwyzer: "I Don't Need to Know if You Masturbate"*Box: Goals, Values, and Fundamental PrinciplesIndex