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Title: A Sociology of Sex and Sexuality
Contributor(s): Hawkes, Gail  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 1996
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Abstract: A Sociology of Sex and Sexuality offers an historical sociological analysis of ideas about expressions of sexual desire, combining both primary and secondary historical and theoretical material with original research and popular imagery in the contemporary context. While some reference is made to the sexual ideology of Classical Antiquity and of early Christianity, the major focus of the book is on the development of ideas about sex and sexuality in the context of modernity. It questions the widespread assumption that the anxieties and fears associated with old sexual mores have been overcome in the late twentieth century context, and asks whether the discourses of Queer sexual politics have successfully fractured the binary categories of heterosexuality and homosexuality. A Sociology of Sex and Sexuality will be of interest to students in the fields of sociology, sexual history, gender studies and cultural studies.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Open University Press
Place of Publication: London, United Kingdom
ISBN: 0335193161
Field of Research (FOR): 160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
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Extent of Pages: 164
Series Name: Sociology and social change
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