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Sex and Sexuality

  1. Heterosexuality in Theory and Practice

    By Chris Beasley, Heather Brook, Mary Holmes

    Series: Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

    This book explores heterosexualities in their complex and everyday expressions. It engages with theories about the intersection of sexuality with other markers of difference, and gender in particular. The outcome will productively upset equations of heterosexuality with heteronormativity and...

    Published June 25th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Gay Games

    A History

    By Caroline Symons

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Sport

    The Gay Games is an important piece of new social history, examining one of the largest sporting, cultural and human rights events in the world. Since their inception in 1980, the Gay Games have developed into a multi-million dollar mega-event, engaging people from all continents, while the...

    Published May 1st 2012 by Routledge

  3. Sex/Gender

    Biology in a Social World

    By Anne Fausto-Sterling

    Series: The Routledge Series Integrating Science and Culture

    Sex/Gender presents a relatively new way to think about how biological difference can be produced over time in response to different environmental and social experiences. This book gives a clearly written explanation of the biological and cultural underpinnings of gender. Anne Fausto-Sterling...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Gender and Sexuality in Online Game Cultures

    Passionate Play

    By Jenny Sundén, Malin Sveningsson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

    How do gender and sexuality come to matter in online game cultures? Why is it important to explore "straight" versus "queer" contexts of play? And what does it mean to play together with others over time, as co-players and researchers? Gender and Sexuality in Online Game Cultures is a book about...

    Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Languages of Sexuality

    By Jeffrey Weeks

    Words, Freud once wrote, are magic. Nowhere have words been more magical than in the writing of sexuality. Through words and concepts we learn what is good or bad, pleasurable or painful, significant and insignificant. The terms we use about sexuality do not simply describe something out there....

    Published April 27th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Introducing the New Sexuality Studies

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Steven Seidman, Nancy Fischer

    Breaking new ground, both substantively and stylistically, Introducing the New Sexuality Studies, Second Edition offers students and academics an engaging, thought-provoking introduction and overview of the social study of sexualities. Its central premise is to explore the social construction...

    Published February 13th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Gender, Sexualities and Law

    Edited by Jackie Jones, Anna Grear, Rachel Anne Fenton, Kim Stevenson

    Bringing together an international range of academics, Gender, Sexualities and Law provides a comprehensive interrogation of the range of contemporary issues – both topical and controversial – raised by the gendered character of law, legal discourse and institutions. The gendering of law,...

    Published February 8th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Regulating Sexuality

    Legal Consciousness in Lesbian and Gay Lives

    By Rosie Harding

    Series: Social Justice

    Winner of the 2011 SLSA-Hart Socio-Legal Book Prize Regulating Sexuality: Legal Consciousness in Lesbian and Gay Lives explores the impact that recent seismic shifts in the legal landscape have had for lesbians and gay men. The last decade has been a time of extensive change in the legal regulation...

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures

    3rd Edition

    By Terri D. Fisher, Clive M. Davis, William L. Yarber, Sandra L. Davis

    This classic and invaluable reference Handbook, written for sex researchers and their students, has now been completely revised in a new edition complete with its own companion website. It remains the only easy and efficient way for researchers to learn about, evaluate, and compare...

    Published August 12th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Routledge Handbook of Sexuality, Health and Rights

    Edited by Peter Aggleton, Richard Parker

    The last two decades have witnessed an explosion of research on sexuality as the social sciences have worked to find new ways of understanding a rapidly changing world. Growing concern for issues such as population, women's and men's reproductive health, and the HIV and AIDS pandemic, has since...

    Published January 12th 2010 by Routledge

  11. The State of Sex

    Tourism, Sex and Sin in the New American Heartland

    By Barbara G. Brents, Crystal A. Jackson, Kathryn Hausbeck

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    The State of Sex is a study of Nevada’s brothels that situates the nation's only legal brothel industry in the political economy of contemporary tourism. Nevada is part of the "new American heartland," as its pastimes, people, and politics have become more central to the nation. The rise of a...

    Published December 14th 2009 by Routledge

  12. Sexuality

    3rd Edition

    By Jeffrey Weeks

    Series: Key Ideas

    For over twenty years, Sexuality has provided a cutting edge introduction to debates about sexualities, gender, and intimate life. Previous editions included pioneering discussions of the historical shaping of sexuality, identity politics, the rise of fundamentalism, the social impact of AIDS, the...

    Published September 28th 2009 by Routledge

  13. Sex For Sale

    Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Industry, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Ronald Weitzer

    This groundbreaking collection of essays on the sex industry contains original studies on sex work, its risks and benefits, and its political implications. Sex for Sale covers areas not commonly researched, including gay and lesbian pornography, telephone sex workers, customers of...

    Published July 27th 2009 by Routledge