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 of sexuality, the role of social differences such as race or nationality in creating sexual variation, and the ways sex is entangled in relations of power and inequality. Through this approach the field of sexuality is considered in multicultural, global, and comparative terms, and from a truly social perspective.

The second edition of this definitive textbook consists of over seventy-five short, original essays on the key topics and themes in sexuality studies. It also includes interviews with fourteen leading scholars in the field, which convey some of the most innovative work currently being undertaken. Each contribution is original, presenting the latest thinking and research in clear and accessible terms, using engaging examples to illustrate key points.

This topical and timely volume will be an invaluable resource to all those with an interest in sexuality studies, gender studies and LGBTQ studies.

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PART 1 Sex as a social fact

chapter 1|10 pages

Theoretical perspectives

BySteven Seidman

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PART 2 Sexual meanings

chapter 5|6 pages

Sexual pleasure

ByKelly James

chapter 6|7 pages

Purity and pollution: sex as a moral discourse

ByNancy L. Fischer

chapter 7|4 pages

Sex and power

ByKristen Barber

chapter 9|8 pages

Gay and straight rites of passage

ByChet Meeks

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PART 3 Sexual bodies and behaviors

chapter 10|8 pages

Medicine and the making of a sexual body

ByCelia Roberts

chapter 11|9 pages

The body, disability, and sexuality

ByThomas J. Gerschick

chapter 12|5 pages

Sexualizing Asian male bodies

ByTravis S. K. Kong

chapter 13|6 pages

Sex and the senior woman

ByMeika Loe

chapter 14|5 pages

Polishing the pearl: discoveries of the clitoris

ByLisa Jean Moore

chapter 15|6 pages


ByJuliet Richters

chapter 16|7 pages

Anal sex: phallic and other meanings

BySimon Hardy

chapter 17|6 pages

Sexual intercourse

ByKerwin Kaye

chapter 18|6 pages

Viagra and the coital imperative

ByNicola Gavey

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PART 4 Gender and sexuality

chapter 19|7 pages

Unruly bodies: intersex variations of sex development

BySharon E. Preves

chapter 20|6 pages

Transgendering: challenging the “normal”

ByKimberly Tauches

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PART 5 Intimacies

chapter 28|8 pages

Romantic love Interview with Eva Illouz

chapter 29|5 pages

Gender and the organization of heterosexual intimacy

ByDaniel Santore

chapter 32|8 pages

Interracial romance: the logic of acceptance and domination

ByKumiko Nemoto

chapter 33|7 pages

Lesbian and gay parents: situated subjects

ByYvette Taylor

chapter 34|7 pages

Partners of transgender people

ByCarey Jean Sojka

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PART 6 Sexual identities

chapter 35|8 pages

Straight men

ByJames J. Dean

chapter 37|8 pages

Lesbians Interview with Tamsin Wilton

chapter 39|5 pages

Gay men and lesbians in the Netherlands

ByGert Hekma, Jan Willem Duyvendak

chapter 40|7 pages

The bisexual menace revisited: or, shaking up social categories is hard to do

ByKristen G. Esterberg

chapter 41|8 pages

Bisexualities in America

ByInterview with Paula C. Rodríguez Rust

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PART 7 Sexual institutions and sexual commerce

chapter 43|5 pages

One is not born a bride: how weddings regulate heterosexuality

ByChrys Ingraham

chapter 44|5 pages

Change and continuity in American marriage

ByErica Hunter

chapter 45|7 pages

The political economy of sexual labor

ByInterview with Elizabeth Bernstein

chapter 46|7 pages

Sex sells, but what else does it do? The American porn industry

ByChris Pappas

chapter 47|7 pages

Sex workers Interview with Wendy Chapkis

chapter 49|7 pages

Queering the family

ByMary A. Burke, Kristine C. Olsen

chapter 50|7 pages

Pleasure for sale: feminist sex stores

ByAlison Better

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PART 8 Sexual cultures

chapter 51|7 pages

Sexual liberation and the creative class in Israel

ByDana Kaplan

chapter 52|8 pages

Internet sex: the seductive “freedom to”

ByDennis D. Waskul

chapter 53|8 pages

The time of the sadomasochist: hunting with(in) the “tribus”

ByDarren Langdridge

chapter 54|4 pages

Secret sex and the down low brotherhood

ByJustin Luc Hoy

chapter 55|6 pages

Wait… hip hop sexualities

ByThomas F. DeFrantz

chapter 56|9 pages

Gay men dancing: circuit parties

ByRussell Westhaver

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PART 9 Sexual regulation and inequality

chapter 57|7 pages

Sexuality, state, and nation

ByJyoti Puri

chapter 58|7 pages

Iran’s sexual revolution

ByPardis Mahdavi

chapter 59|6 pages

Christianity and the regulation of sexuality in the United States

ByJoshua Grove

chapter 60|6 pages

The marriage contract

ByMary Bernstein

chapter 62|8 pages

Schools and the social control of sexuality

ByMelinda S. Miceli

chapter 63|9 pages

Law and the regulation of the obscene

ByPhoebe Christina Godfrey

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PART 10 Sexual politics

chapter 64|6 pages

Gay marriage. Why now? Why at all?

ByReese Kelly

chapter 65|9 pages

The US Supreme Court and the politics of gay and lesbian rights

ByGregory Maddox

chapter 67|7 pages

The pro-family movement

ByTina Fetner

chapter 68|6 pages

Politics of sex education

ByInterview with Janice M. Irvine

chapter 71|7 pages

War and the politics of sexual violence

ByMargarita Palacios, Silvia Posocco

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PART 11 Global and transnational sexualities

chapter 72|5 pages

Condoms in the global economy

ByPeter Chua

chapter 73|7 pages

Sexual tourism

ByInterview with Julia O’Connell Davidson

chapter 74|8 pages

Migrant sex work and trafficking: sorting them out

ByLaura Agustín

chapter 75|9 pages

The public and hidden sexualities of Filipina women in Lebanon

ByHayeon Lee

chapter 76|9 pages

Mexican immigrants, heterosexual sex and loving relationships in the United States

ByInterview with Gloria González-López