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Sexualities and Society
An Introduction



November 2020 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Sexualities and Society adopts a fresh, sociological perspective to explore the development of sexualities across both public and private spheres, giving thoughtful consideration to heterosexualities, cis, bi and trans identities.

Divided into three parts, the book starts with an exploration into the history of sexuality, before covering the key theories, and how research into sexualities has been, and could be, conducted. Parts two and three examine how sexualities are framed by cultural factors and social institutions – including the media, religion, and politics – and considers the impact of how significant issues such as identity, age, health and violence relate to sexuality.

Employing a range of international case studies, up to date policy developments, and engaging learning features such as ‘discussion points’ and 'fact file' sections, this book is essential reading for students studying sexuality across sociology, social policy, social care, media, and politics.

 
Section I: Theories and methods
 
Chapter 1 Histories of Sexuality
 
Chapter 2 Theories of Sexuality
 
Chapter 3 Researching Sexualities
 
Section II: Sexuality and culture
 
Chapter 4 The Media and Sexuality
 
Chapter 5 Religion and Sexuality
 
Chapter 6 Intimacies
 
Chapter 7 Politics and Policy
 
Chapter 8 Global Sexualities
 
Section III: Issues
 
Chapter 9 Identities
 
Chapter 10 Young People and Sexuality
 
Chapter 11 Sexuality and Older People
 
Chapter 12 Health
 
Chapter 13 Violence and Sexuality
 
Conclusion
 
Timeline
 
Glossary
 
References

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