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Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Is our sexuality determined primarily by our genes? Or is it shaped by the social norms and expectations we happen to be born into. This Very Short Introduction provides an accessible, thoughtful and thought-provoking introduction to major debates around sexuality in the modern world, highlighting the social and political aspects of sexuality. It critically explores different ways of defining and thinking about sexuality and shows that many of our assumptions about what is "natural" in the sexual domain have, in reality, varied greatly in different historical or cultural contexts. The volume also examines ways in which governments have tried to regulate citizens' sexualities in the past-through policies and laws concerning public health, HIV/Aids, prostitution, and sex education-paying special attention to the particular zeal with which women's sexuality has been policed. The volume concludes by discussing political activism around sexuality more widely, focusing on the ways in which feminists, lesbians and gay men, as well as religious fundamentalists have transformed our ways of thinking about sexuality in the past few decades.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

About the Author

Véronique Mottier is Fellow and Director of Studies in Social and Political Sciences at Jesus College, Cambridge and Professor of Sociology at the University of Lausanne. Her previous books include Politics of Sexuality: Identity, Gender, Citizenship, co-edited with Terrell Carver.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199298020
Author:
Mottier, Veronique
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Veronique
Subject:
Health - Sexuality & Pregnancy
Subject:
Health & Daily Living - Sexuality & Pregnancy
Subject:
Social Science - Customs, Traditions, Anthropology
Subject:
Sex
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sex -- History.
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Sociology | Sex
Subject:
Gender.
Subject:
Sociology | Sex & Gender
Subject:
Psychology : General
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
187
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 b/w halftones
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
6.88x4.40x.38 in. .33 lbs.

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