Sexualities: Past Reflections, Future Directions by Sally HinesSexualities: Past Reflections, Future Directions by Sally Hines

Sexualities: Past Reflections, Future Directions

bySally Hines, Yvette Taylor

Hardcover | May 9, 2012

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With contributions from established and emerging scholars, this collection draws on original research to consider recent theoretical and methodological debates, shifts in law and policy, and social and cultural changes around sexuality. The book bridges identified gaps between theory, research methods and practice, and lived experiences across time and place. It reflects on the current wave of interdisciplinary work, setting out new ways of conceptualizing and researching sexuality and explores persistently marginalized, re-traditionalized and normative sexual practices, subjectivities and identities. This distinctive consideration of innovative contributions from across the humanities and social sciences places emergent debates, enduring legacies and new queries within its 'reflections' and 'futures'.

SALLY HINES Director of Gender Studies in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds, UK. Her work is concerned with transformations of gender, sexuality, intimacy and the body, feeding into theoretical debates around citizenship, recognition and social movements. These are brought together in her body of wor...
Title:Sexualities: Past Reflections, Future DirectionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:328 pagesPublished:May 9, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230290094

ISBN - 13:9780230290099


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Notes on ContributorsIntroductionReflexive Sexualities and Reflexive Sociology; B.HeaphyThe Affect of Methods; J.GabbTo Pass Without Hindrance: Citizenship, Community, Diversity – or Death; Y.TaylorTelling Personal Stories in Academic Research Publications: Reflexivity, Intersubjectivity and Contextual Positionalities'; C.KlesseBorn This Way: Congenital Heterosexuals and the Making of Heteroflexibility; J.WardStraight Indiscretions or Queer Hypocrites: Public Negotiations of Identity and Sexual Behaviour; E.ShapiroThe Romantic Imaginary: Compulsory Coupledom & Single Existence; E.WilkinsonReimagining Families of Choice; R.Jones-WildThe Politics of Sexuality in Portugal: Confronting Tradition, Enacting Change; A.SantosStirring it Up – Again: A Politics of Difference in the New Millennium; S.HinesErotic Care: A Queer Feminist Bathhouse and the Power of Attentive Action; D.Cooper'Shanghai Goes West': A Story of the Development of a Commercial Gay Scene in China; C.Bassi'Sexing Up' Bodily Aesthetics: Notes towards Theorizing Trans Sexuality; Z.Davy& E.SteinbockPast, Present and Future: Exploring the Sexual Identities of People with Learning Difficulties; R.GarbuttIndex

Editorial Reviews

'In this exciting new collection of work, readers can learn about emergent sexual identities, waning norms, new modes of family, alternative forms of intimacy and a full range of transitivities that characterize our current organizations of eros, embodiment and desire. This is an exciting anthology: it brims with newness, it points to new directions and it departs decisively from the the known and the humdrum. Hines and Taylor have begun many new conversations by combining this methodologically rich and unusual work into one volume. Sexualities will be a resource for sexuality researchers for decades to come!' - Jack Halberstam, Professor of English and Director of the Center for Feminist Research, University of Southern California and author of Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender and the End of Normal