Synopses & Reviews
In , Steven Seidman investigates the political and social consequences of privileging certain sexual practices and identities while stigmatizing others. Addressing a range of topics from gay and lesbian identities to sex work, he delves into issues of social control that inform popular beliefs and moral standards. The Second Edition of features a new part that focuses on sexuality and social institutions.
An affordable primer to sexuality from a sociological perspective.
About the Author
Steven Seidman has lectured widely in the United States and Europe on the topic of sexuality. He is the author of many books, including Romantic Longings: Love in America, 1830-1980, Embattled Eros: Sexual Ethics and Politics in America, Queer Theory/Sociology, and Beyond the Closet: The Transformation of Gay and Lesbian Life. He currently teaches sociology at the State University of New York at Albany.