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Publisher Comments:

Sexual politics - from economic equality to anti-gay violence - is a vast area of debate. This exceptional new book seeks to integrate gender and sexuality into the mainstream of social and political theory with the aim of challenging and transforming these traditional areas. The book is an original contribution to theory, setting out for the first time a systematic framework for the social analysis of gender and sexuality. It is written with a clarity and scope that also make it useful as an introductory textbook on sexual politics. The book reviews theories of gender from feminism to psychoanalysis, sex role theory, and sociobiology. It maps the structure of gender relations in contemporary life and in history; proposes a new approach to femininity and masculinity; and offers a wide-ranging analysis of sexual politics and the dynamics of change, from working-class feminism to the dilemmas of the 'men's movement'. Connell has produced a major work of synthesis and scholarship which will be of unique value to students and professionals in sociology, politics, psychology, women's studies, gay studies, and to anyone interested in sexual politics.'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804714303
Author:
Connell, R. W.
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Author:
Connell, R. W.
Author:
Connell, Raewyn
Author:
Connell, R.
Location:
Stanford, Calif. :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Power (Social sciences)
Subject:
Sex discrimination
Subject:
Masculinity
Subject:
Femininity.
Subject:
Power
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 2 suppl.
Publication Date:
19870631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.03x6.01x.76 in. 1.09 lbs.

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