The Emergence of Sexuality

Author: Arnold Ira Davidson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674013700

Category: Philosophy

Page: 254

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Moving between philosophy and history, Arnold Davidson elaborates a powerful new method for considering the history of concepts and the nature of scientific knowledge, a method he calls "historical epistemology." He applies this method to the history of sexuality.
Studies in Human Sexuality

Author: Suzanne G. Frayser

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563081318

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 737

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**** The first edition (1987) is cited in ARBA 1988 and the Supplement to Sheehy. A guide to the best and most informative books in the English language on the subject of human sexuality, for professionals, scholars, students, and laypeople. This expanded edition contains 1,091 abstracts, including some 500 new titles. The abstracts range in length from 100 to 600 words and are written from an objective viewpoint. Virtually all current, pressing sexual issues are represented, including abortion, AIDS, sexual abuse, incest, rape, and prostitution. The focus of this edition is on the proliferation of books published since 1970, with new material covering works from 1987 on. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Art, Gender, and Sexuality

Author: Philip Martin-Clark

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 1902653319

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 132

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This study opens up new avenues of inquiry into the work of Luis Cernuda. It analyses the representation of aesthetics, gender, and sexuality in his last four books of poetry by drawing on work in aesthetics, feminism, gay/lesbian studies, and psychoanalysis. The central concern is to examine the terms in which Cernuda represents particular identities, including the poet's identity, masculinity, femininity, and male homosexuality. The study explores Cernuda's creation of a collective mythology of freedom to change contemporary Spanish culture and examines his many-sided portrayal of gender, including the potential of women's identity to disrupt masculinity. It also discusses male homosexuality through the lenses of perversion and self-shattering.
Rethinking Sexuality

Author: David H.J. Larmour

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691224077

Category: History


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In this collection of provocative essays, historians and literary theorists assess the influence of Michel Foucault, particularly his History of Sexuality, on the study of classics. Foucault's famous work presents a bold theory of sexuality for both ancient and modern times, and yet until now it has remained under-explored and insufficiently analyzed. By bringing together the historical knowledge, philological skills, and theoretical perspectives of a wide range of scholars, this collection enables the reader to explore Foucault's model of Greek culture and see how well his interpretation accounts for the full range of evidence from Greece and Rome. Not only do the essays bring to light the assumptions, ideas, and practices that constituted the intimate lives of men and women in the ancient Mediterranean world, but they also demonstrate the importance of the History of Sexuality for fields as diverse as Greco-Roman antiquity, women's history, cultural studies, philosophy, and modern sexuality. The essays include "Situating The History of Sexuality" (the editors), "Taking the Sex Out of Sexuality: Foucault's Failed History" (Joel Black), "Incipit Philosophia" (Alain Vizier), "The Subject in Antiquity after Foucault" (Page duBois), "This Myth Which Is Not One: Construction of Discourse in Plato's Symposium" (Jeffrey S. Carnes), "Foucault's History of Sexuality: A Useful Theory for Women?" (Amy Richlin), "Catullan Consciousness, the 'Care of the Self,' and the Force of the Negative in History" (Paul Allen Miller), "Reversals of Platonic Love in Petronius' Satyricon" (Daniel B. McGlathery), and an essay from Dislocating Masculinity (Lin Foxhall).
The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender

Author: Adrian Thatcher

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199664153

Category: Religion

Page: 719

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The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender presents an unrivalled overview of the theological study of sexuality and gender. These topics are not merely contentious and pervasive: they have escalated in importance within theology. Theologians increasingly agree that even the very doctrine of God cannot be contemplated without a prior grappling with each. Featuring 41 newly-commissioned essays, written by some of the foremost scholars in the discipline, this authoritative collection presents and develops the latest thinking in these areas. Divided into eight thematic sections, the Handbook explores: methodological approaches; contributions from neighbouring disciplines; sexuality and gender in the Bible, and in the Christian tradition; controversies within the churches, and within four of the non-Christian faiths; and key concepts and issues. The final, extended section considers theology in relation to married people and families; gay and lesbian people; bisexual people; intersex and transgender people; disabled people; and to friends. This volume is an essential reference for students and scholars, which will also stimulate further research.
Gender and Sexuality in the European Media

Author: Cosimo Marco Scarcelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000383195

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

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This edited collection brings together original empirical and theoretical insights into the complex set of relations which exist between age, gender, sexualities and the media in Europe. This book investigates how engagements with media reflect people’s constructions and understandings of gender in society, as well as articulations of age in relation to gender and sexuality; the ways in which negotiations of gender and sexuality inform people’s practices with media, and not least how mediated representations may reinforce or challenge social hierarchies based in differences of gender, sexual orientation and age. In doing so, it showcases new and innovative research at the forefront of media and communication practice and theory. Including contributions from both established and early career scholars across Europe, it engages with a wide range of hotly debated topics within the context of gender, sexuality and the media, informing academic, public and policy agendas. This collection will be of interest to students and researchers in gender studies, media studies, film and television, cultural studies, sexuality, ageing, sociology and education.
Sexuality in Austria

Author: Anton Pelinka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351491082

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Scholars have increasingly been investigating human sexuality as an important field of social history in particular national cultures. This volume examines both continuities and changing patterns of sexual behavior in Austria.
Sexuality and Identity

Author: Leslie J. Moran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351125888

Category: Social Science

Page: 614

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Born in the late nineteenth century, sexuality is a relatively new category within the human sciences in general and law and society scholarship in particular. Despite its novelty, it is now a central category through which we understand ourselves both as individuals and as members of communities. This volume offers a collection of essays selected to reflect the ever-widening horizons and diverse methodologies of law and society scholarship on sexual and identity in law. The essays offer an insight into some of the key themes and recent developments in this body of work. Each in different ways offers an evaluation of the nature, meaning and effects of sexuality thereby providing a critical evaluation of the politics of sexual identity as it appears in and through the law.
Handbook of Child and Adolescent Sexuality

Author: Daniel S. Bromberg

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123877642

Category: Psychology

Page: 608

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Adolescent and child sexuality is studied by developmental psychologists from a research perspective and is of interest to forensic psychologists dealing with abuse and custody issues as well as rape cases. In many cases, it is of interest whether the child in question was sexually active to understand the extent to which an underage minor might have voluntarily participated in sexual activity as opposed to having been coerced. Previously, researchers interested in the applications of their research needed to look to separate books, and forensic specialists needed to look to development books to find the information they may have needed. This handbook provides both audiences with the related information they need. Encompasses normative behavior and clinical disorders in one source Applies the information on development and behavior to forensic issues Provides treatment information on sexual disorders in children Provides information on children and adolescents in one volume
Sexuality and Society

Author: Gargi Bhattacharyya

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134584406

Category: Psychology

Page: 202

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In this broad-ranging introduction to the study of sexuality, Gargi Bhattacharyya guides students through the key theoretical debates in the area from the early history of sexology, through Foucault's technologies of self to Judith Butler on the performance of identity. Bhattacharyya shows how these theoretical positions apply to sexuality as it is experienced in contemporary society, and covers key topics such as: * the ideology of heterosexuality * sex and the state * sex, race and 'the exotic' * age and sexuality * sex education and pornography. The book argues that the study of sexuality is an essential part of broader debates on gender, race, citizenship and community. Topical and original, it provides a systematic overview of theory combined with up-to-the minute discussion of social and race issues. It gives students a lucid map of the terrain, and an exciting starting point for their own investigations.