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Constructing Sexualities: Readings in Sexuality, Gender, and Culture

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Designed to introduce readers to a broad range of relevant ideas and theories and to encourage critical thinking on a variety of sexuality and gender topics, this collection of articles, classic and current, addresses the relationships between sexuality, gender, and culture. The readings include descriptions of variations in sexual and gender ideologies, expressions of sexuality, gender diversity, and global issues. Gay rights, transgendered movements, intersexed awareness, female genital mutilation, male circumcision, AIDS, sex tourism, and the sex.com explosion on the internet are all current issues addressed.

Book News Annotation:

The readings are intended to introduce students to some of the issues that impact sexuality and gender in the modern world. Most of the 33 articles were written since 1990, but classics by Benedict and Malinowski are also included. There is no index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Designed to introduce readers to a broad range of relevant ideas and theories and to encourage critical thinking on a variety of sexuality and gender topics, this collection of articles, classic and current, addresses the relationships between sexuality, gender, and culture. The readings include descriptions of variations in sexual and gender ideologies, expressions of sexuality, gender diversity, and global issues. Gay rights, transgendered movements, intersexed awareness, female genital mutilation, male circumcision, AIDS, sex tourism, and the sex.com explosion on the internet are all current issues addressed.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

SECTION ONE: RESEARCHING SEXUALITIES AND GENDER.

 1. Investigating Sex: Essentialism and Constructionism by Jennifer Harding (1998).

 2. Sexing the Body: How Biologist Construct Human Sexuality by Anne Fausto-Sterling (1999).

 3. The Egg and the Sperm: How Science has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles by Emily Martin (1991).

 4. Sex in Primitive Society by Ruth Benedict (1937).

SECTION TWO: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF GENDER AND REPRODUCTION.

 5. Animals with the Weirdest Sex Life by Jared Diamond (1997).

 6. Bonobo Sex and Society by Frans de Waal (1995).

 7. Human Apes by Alison Jolly (1999).

SECTION THREE: SEXUAL POTENTIALITIES: LESSONS FROM EARLY ETHNOGRAPHIES.

 8. Prenuptial Intercourse between the Sexes by Bronislaw Malinowski (1929).

 9. Dani Sexuality: A Low Energy System by Karl Heider (1976) * with new introduction.

10. Sexual Inversion Among the Azande by E.E. Evans-Pritchard (1970).

11. Sex and Repression in an Irish Folk Community by John Messenger (1971).

SECTION FOUR: RITES OF PASSAGE AND GENITAL MUTILATION.

12. The Geography of Genital Mutilation by James DeMeo (1989).

13. Unmasking Tradition: A Sudanese anthropologist confronts female "circumcision" and its terrible tenacity by Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf (1998).

SECTION FIVE: MARRIAGE AND LOVE.

14. Mehinaku Men and Women: A Sociology of Marriage, Sex, and Affection by Thomas Gregor (1985).

15. Arranging a Marriage in India by Serena Nanda (1992).

16. Against Love by Laura Kipnis (2001).

SECTION SIX: CONSTRUCTING AND DECONSTRUCTING BODIES.

17. The Five Sexes: Why male and female are not enough by Anne Fausto-Sterling (1993).

18. Hermaphrodites with Attitude by Cheryl Chase (1998).

SECTION SEVEN: BEYOND THE BINARY.

19. Hijras and Sadhin: Neither Man nor Woman in India by Serena Nanda (2000).

20. Lesbians, Men-Women and Two-Spirits: Homosexuality and Gender in Native American Cultures by Sabine Lang (1999).

SECTION EIGHT: TRANS-ISMS /GENDER/SEXUAL/CULTURAL.

21. Who Put the "Trans" in Transgender? Gender Theory and Everyday Life by Suzanne Kessler and Wendy McKenna (2000).

22. The Gender of Brazilian Transgendered Prostitutes by Don Kulick (1999).

SECTION NINE: SAME-SEX SEXUALITIES: CULTURE, DESIRE AND FREEDOM.

23. Sambia Sexual Culture by Gilbert Herdt (1999).

24. Culture and Women's Sexualities by Evelyn Blackwood (2000).

25. Redirecting Sexual Orientation: Techniques and Justifications by Timothy F. Murphy (1992).

SECTION TEN: INTERNATIONAL ENCOUNTERS: SEXUALITIES IN THE GLOBAL VILLAGE.

26. For Love and Money: Romance Tourism in Jamaica by Deborah Pruitt and Suzanne LaFont (1995).

27. Forced to Choose: Beyond the Voluntary v. Forced Prostitution Dichotomy by Jo Doezema (1998).

SECTION ELEVEN: THE RIGHT TO SAY NO, THE RIGHT TO SAY YES: GENDER, SEXUALITIES, AND SELF-DETERMINATION.

28. Arab Honor's Price: A Woman's Blood by Douglas Jehl (1999).

29. Women: Wives, Mothers, Daughters by Chris Beyrer (1998).

30. Negotiating Sex and Gender in the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography by Carole S. Vance (1990).

SECTION TWELVE: THE FUTURE OF SEXUALITIES.

31. …/Cybersex/no_gender/ no_sexuality/no_body.html by Andy Miah (2001).

32. An Orgy of Abstinence by Sharon Lerner (2001).

33. An Unfinished Revolution: Sexuality in the 20th Century by Jeffery Weeks (1993).

Glossary.

Full Citation of Readings.

List of Journals for the study of Sexuality, Gender, and Culture.

Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780130096616
Subtitle:
Readings In Sexuality, Gendernd Culture- (Value Pack w/MySearchLab)
Author:
Dornan, Andy
Compiled:
Cram 101
Author:
LaFont, Suzanne
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews, Textbook Revie
Author:
Dornan, Andy
Author:
Cram 101
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
LaFont, 1st Edition
Publisher:
Pearson
Location:
Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Sex customs
Subject:
Gender identity
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Sex differences
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Book Notes
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cram101 Textbook Outlines
Series Volume:
no. 10
Publication Date:
December 2002
Binding:
Miscellaneous printed material
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
406
Dimensions:
9 x 6.9 x 1.1 in 689 gr

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