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Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader

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Publisher Comments:

Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader, 2/E

Mindy  Stombler, Georgia State University

Dawn M. Baunach, Georgia State University

Elisabeth O. Burgess, Georgia State University

Denise  Donnelly, Georgia State University

Wendy  Simonds, Georgia State University

Synopsis:

Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader, 2/E Mindy Stombler, "Georgia State University"

Dawn M. Baunach, "Georgia State University"

Elisabeth O. Burgess, "Georgia State University"

Denise Donnelly, "Georgia State University"

Wendy Simonds, "Georgia State University"

Synopsis:

This anthology of almost 60 readings--from contemporary scholarly literature, trade books, popular media, as well as contributed articles-- examines the many ways in which human sexuality is socially constructed and regulated behavior, and how it is studied by social scientists.

About the Author

The authors are all sociologists, sex researchers, and faculty members at Georgia State University, where they team-teach a popular sexuality and society course.

Table of Contents

*articles and interviews new to this edition.

 

Every chapter ends with Sextistics.

 

Introduction

 

Chapter 1:  Categorizing Sex

 

Spotlight on Research:  An interview with Paula Rodríguez Rust*

 

1       Are We Having Sex Now or What? by Greta Christina

 

                 Boxed Insert:    Would You Say You Had Sex If ... ? by Stephanie A. Sanders and June Machover Reinisch

 

2       Who Will Make Room for the Intersexed? by Kate Haas

 

                 Boxed Insert:    Defining Genitals: Size Does Matter by Suzanne Kessler

 

3       Sex and the Trans Man by Jamison Green

 

4       STR8 Dude Seeks Same: Mapping the Relationship between Sexual Identities, Practices,

         and Cultures by Jane Ward*

 

5       Why Are We Gay? by Mubarak Dahir*

 

6       Identity and Community: The Social Construction of Bisexuality in Women by Kassia Wosick-Correa*

 

                 Boxed Insert:    Nuances of Gay Identities Reflected In New Language by Rona Marech

 

Chapter 2:  Investigating Sexuality

 

Spotlight on Research:  An interview with Julia Heiman*

 

7       Alfred Kinsey and the Kinsey Report by Vern L. Bullough

 

8       Survey of Sexual Behavior of Americans by Edward O. Laumann, John H. Gagnon, Robert T. Michael, and Stuart Michaels

 

                 Boxed Insert:    Doing It Differently: Women's and Men's Estimates of Their Number of Lifetime Sexual Partners by Mindy Stombler and Dawn M. Baunach

 

9       Racism and Research: The Case of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study by Allan M. Brandt

 

10     Sexuality and Social Theorizing by Denise Donnelly, Elisabeth O. Burgess, and Wendy Simonds*

 

11     (How) Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter? by Judith Stacey and Timothy J. Biblarz*

 

                 Boxed Insert:    Funding Sex Research by Mindy Stombler

 

12     The Reluctant Polyamorist: Conducting Auto-Ethnographic Research in a Sexualized Setting by Elisabeth Sheff*

 

 

Chapter 3:  Representing Sex

 

Spotlight on Research:  An interview with Joshua Gamson*

 

13     "Where My Girls At?": Negotiating Black Womanhood in Music Videos by Rana A. Emerson*

 

14     My Meidel Is the Centerfold: Is Playboy's First Jewish Bunny a Role Model? by Deborah Kolben*

 

15     Gay-For-Pay: Straight Men and the Making of Gay Pornography by Jeffrey Escoffier*

 

                 Boxed Insert:    What We Know about Pornography by Clive M. Davis and Naomi B. McCormick

 

                 Boxed Insert:    An Overview of Pornography Studies by Neil M. Malamuth, Tamara Addison, and Mary Koss

 

16     Little White Lies:Race, Dildos, and American Culture by Allison Alavi

 

17     Feeble Excuses: Public Representations of Gender, Sexuality and Disability by Pamela Block*

 

18     How the Internet Is Shaping Sex by Lewis Perdue*

 

 

Chapter 4:  Learning about Sex

 

Spotlight on Research:  An interview with Ritch C. Savin-Williams

 

19     The Death of the Stork: Sex Education Books for Children by Wendy Simonds

 

                 Boxed Insert:    What Do I Say to My Children? by Sol Gordon and Judith Gordon

 

20     Fear of Sex: Do the Media Make Them Do It? by Karen Sternheimer*

 

21     Whorified Virgins: Gay Youth and Sex by Michael Amico*

 

22   "We Don't Sleep Around Like White Girls Do": Family, Culture, and Gender in Filipina American Lives by Yen Le Espiritu

 

23   Going Too Far?: Sex, Sin and Social Policy by Susan Rose*

 

 

Chapter 5:  The Sexual Body

 

Spotlight on Research:  An interview with Leonore Tiefer*

 

24    The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Why Can't We Stop Circumcising Boys? by Robert Darby*

 

                 Boxed Insert:    Female Genital Cutting by Elisabeth O. Burgess

 

25    Little Girls in Women's Bodies: Social Interaction and the Strategizing on Early Breast Development by Erika Summers-Effler*

 

26    Fixing the Broken Male Machine by Meika Loe*

 

27   Myth Information vs. the Fat Facts by Hanne Blank*

                   Boxed Insert:    Because He Liked to Look at It

 

28   Exotic Dancing and the Negotiation of Identity: The Multiple Uses of Body Technologies by Jennier K. Wesely*

 

29   The G-Spot and Other Mysteries by Elisabeth O. Burgess

 

 

Chapter 6:  Sexual Practices

 

Spotlight on Research:  An interview with Pepper Schwartz

 

30    Now for the Truth about Americans and Sex by Philip Elmer-DeWitt

 

                 Boxed Insert:    Sexual Behavior and Health by William D. Mosher, Anjani Chandra, and Jo Jones

 

31    Against Love: A Treatise on the Tyranny of Two by Laura Kipnis

    

                Boxed Insert:    Asexuality by Melissa Travis

 

32    Mexican Immigrant Women and Sexual Initiation by Gloria González-López*

 

33    The Search for Sexual Intimacy for Men with Cerebral Palsy by Russell P. Shuttleworth*

 

                 Boxed Insert:    What's a Leg Got to Do with It? by Donna Walton

34    Tainted Love?: Exploring the Contours of Interracial Romance and Resistance to Interracial Intimacy by Melinda Mills*

 

35    Influences of Culture on Asian American's Sexuality by Sumie Okazaki*

36   Sexual Desire in Later Life by John D. Delamater and Morgan Sill*

 

37   A Down Low Dirty Shame: The New Assault on Black Male Sexuality by Joshunda Sanders*

 

                 Boxed Insert:    10 Things You Should Know about the DL by Keith Boykin

 

38   Kink Without Borders: Sexual "Deviance" Across Cultures by Dinesh Bhugra*

 

 

Chapter 7:  Procreative Issues

 

Spotlight on Research:  An interview with Dorothy E. Roberts

 

39    The Pleasures of Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin*

 

                 Boxed Insert:    Sexuality and Childbirth by Sheila Kitzinger

 

40   Punishing Drug Addicts Who Have Babies: Women of Color, Equality, and the Right of Privacy by Dorothy E. Roberts*

 

41    Imagining Bodies, Imagining Relations: Narratives of Queer Women and "Assisted Conception" by Jacquelyne Luce*

 

42    Current Reproductive Technologies: Increased Access and Choice? by Linda J. Beckman and S. Marie Harvey*

 

                   Boxed Insert:    Induced Abortion in the United States by the Alan Guttmacher Institute  

 

                   Boxed Insert:    From Contraception to Abortion: A Moral Continuum by Wendy Simonds

 

Chapter 8:  Sexual Disease

 

Spotlight on Research:  An interview with Claire Sterk

 

43    Tracking the Hidden Epidemics by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

                 Boxed Insert:    Preventing STIs by Heather Boonstra

 

44    Venereal Disease: Sin versus Science  by Elizabeth Fee

 

45   Damaged Goods: Women Managing the Stigma of STDs  by Adina Nack

 

                 Boxed Insert:    Lesbian Women and Sexually Transmitted Infections by Kathleen Dolan and Phillip W. Davis

 

46   Showdown in Choctaw County by Jacob Levenson*

 

                 Boxed Insert:    Aging and HIV — The Changing Face of AIDS  by David M. Latini and David W. Coon

 

                 Boxed Insert:    HIV/AIDS and People With Disability by Nora Ellen Groce

 

47   The Global HIV/AIDS Pandemic, Structural Inequalities, and the Politics of International Health by Richard Parker*

 

                 Boxed Insert:    The Feminization of AIDS by The New York Times Editorial Desk

 

 

Chapter 9:  Social Control of Sexuality

 

Spotlight on Research:  An interview with Keith Boykin

 

48   The Social Control of Adult-Child Sex by Jeffery S. Mullis and Dawn M. Baunach

 

49    The Sexual Politics of Black Womanhood by Patricia Hill Collins

 

50   Slut! Insult of Insults by Leora Tanenbaum

 

51    In the Closet by Steven Seidman*

 

                 Boxed Insert:    LGBTQ Politics in America: An Abbreviated History by Chet Meeks

 

52    The Pentagon's Gay Ban Is Not Based on Military Necessity by Aaron Belkin

 

53    Sexuality and Globalization by Dennis Altman*

 

 

Chapter 10:  Sexual Violence

 

Spotlight on Research:  An interview with Diana E. H. Russell*

 

54    "I Wasn't Raped, but ... " Revisiting Definitional Problems in Sexual Victimization by Nicola Gavey

 

                 Boxed Insert:    BDSM or Intimate Violence: How Do You Tell the Difference? by Denise Donnelly

 

55   The Knockout Punch of Date Rape Drugs by Melissa Abramovitz*

 

                 Boxed Insert:    Linking Sexual Agression and Fraternities by Mindy Stombler

 

56   Raped: A Male Survivor Breaks His Silence by Fred Pelka

            

                Boxed Insert:    Women Raping Men by Denise Donnelly

 

57   The Problem of Prison Rape by Daniel Brook*

 

                 Boxed Insert:    The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 by Denise Donnelly

 

58   Rape and War: Fighting Men and Comfort Women by Joane Nagel*

 

 

Chapter 11:  Commercial Sex

 

Spotlight on Research:  An interview with Jackie Boles

 

59   Naked Capitalists by Frank Rich

 

                 Boxed Insert:    Sex Cells! by Matt Richtel and Michel Marriott

 

60   Sex and Tourism by Joane Nagel*

 

                 Boxed Insert:    Sexuality and Militarism by Cynthia Enloe

 

61   Human Rights, Sex Trafficking, and Prostitution  by Alice Leuchtag*

                

62    Naked Profits by Tad Friend*

 

                 Boxed Insert:    Forty Reasons Why Whores Are My Heroines by Annie Sprinkle

 

                 Boxed Insert:    Strip Clubs and Their Regulars by Katherine Frank

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205485444
Subtitle:
The Sexuality and Society Reader
Author:
Stombler, Mindy
Author:
Burgess, Elisabeth O.
Author:
Simonds, Wendy
Author:
Baunauch, Dawn M.
Author:
Baunach, Dawn M.
Author:
Windsor, Elroi J.
Author:
Donnelly, Denise
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Sex
Subject:
Sex customs
Subject:
Sex customs -- United States.
Subject:
Sex -- Social aspects.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060809
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
600
Dimensions:
9.24x7.44x.96 in. 2.20 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader, 2/E Mindy Stombler, "Georgia State University"

Dawn M. Baunach, "Georgia State University"

Elisabeth O. Burgess, "Georgia State University"

Denise Donnelly, "Georgia State University"

Wendy Simonds, "Georgia State University"

"Synopsis" by ,

This anthology of almost 60 readings--from contemporary scholarly literature, trade books, popular media, as well as contributed articles-- examines the many ways in which human sexuality is socially constructed and regulated behavior, and how it is studied by social scientists.

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