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Sociology of Sexualities
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Sociology of Sexualities

Second Edition


October 2020 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Sociology of Sexualities takes a unique sociological approach to the study of sexualities and explores the ways sexuality operates in and through institutions. Drawing on the most up-to-date scientific research on sexuality, as well as the latest political developments on the issues, this core text helps students connect knowledge about sexuality with their broader understanding of society. The thoroughly revised Second Edition includes updated and expanded discussions of the latest sociological research and social justice movements regarding gender and sexuality, as well as a new chapter exploring sexuality and social class, space, and place.

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Acknowledgments
 
Preface to the Second Edition
 
Chapter 1: The Social Construction of Sexuality
The Sociology of Sexualities

 
Terminology

 
Evidence of the Social Construction of Sexuality

 
Sexual Revolutions

 
Sexual Relationships: Beyond Monogamy

 
Sexual Invisibility

 
Sexuality Across the Life Course

 
Sexualizing Racial/Ethnic Minorities

 
Sexual Minorities Beyond LGBTQ

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 2: The Science of Sexuality
Understanding Sexuality Through Science

 
Sociology and Social Constructionism

 
The Science of Homosexuality

 
The Science of Monogamy

 
Sexuality Studies in Academia

 
Researching Sex: Methodological and Ethical Concerns

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 3: Gender and Sexuality
Social Construction of Gender

 
Challenging the Gender Binary: Gender in Non-Western Cultures

 
Intersection of Gender and Sexuality

 
Transgender

 
Intersex

 
Intersex and Sexuality

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 4: Social Class, Space, Place, and Sexuality
Social Class and Sexuality

 
Colonialism, Capitalism, and Sexuality

 
Class and Sexual Behaviors

 
Class, Poverty, and Sexual Rights

 
Space, Place, and Sexuality

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 5: Sexuality, Inequality, and Privilege
The Sociology of Inequality

 
Legal Discrimination

 
Sexuality and Social Control

 
Transgender Discrimination and Inequality

 
Heterosexual and Cisgender Privilege

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 6: LGBTQ and Sexuality-Based Mobilization and Activism
The Sociology of Social Movements

 
Before Stonewall: The Homophile Movement

 
After Stonewall: The Modern Gay Rights Movement

 
Transgender Activism and Rights

 
Bisexual Activism

 
Sexuality-Based Activism Beyond LGBTQ Activism

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 7: Media, Sport, and Sexuality
Media and Sexuality

 
LGBTQ Representations in Television and Film

 
Sexuality and Sport

 
Coming Out of the Athletic Closet

 
Creating Space for Intersex and Transgender Athletes

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 8: Sexuality, Schools, and the Workplace
Schools, Sexuality, and Social Control

 
Sex Education

 
Sexuality and the Workplace

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 9: Religion, Family, and Sexuality
Religion and Sexuality

 
LGBTQ Families

 
Intimate Partner Violence

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 10: Sexuality and Reproduction
Compulsory Reproduction

 
The Body as a Social Construction

 
Stratified Reproduction

 
Pregnancy and Childbirth

 
Breastfeeding

 
Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Pregnancy

 
Teen Pregnancy and Birth

 
Birth Control

 
Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Choice

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 11: Sexual Health
Understanding Sexual Health

 
Sexuality and Disability

 
Sexually Transmitted Infections

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 12: Commodification of Sex
Pornography

 
Sex Work

 
Globalization and Sexuality

 
Sex Tourism

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 13: Sexual Violence
Understanding Sexual Violence

 
Racialized Homophobic and Transphobic Violence

 
Carceral Sexuality

 
Conclusion

 
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Authors

Supplements

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“[Sociology of Sexualities] has a strong intersectional focus, strong connections to contemporary social events and research, and clear and accessible writing.”

Rachel Schmitz
Oklahoma State University

“This book has a nice balance with regard to micro and macro level examples, data, and theories.”

Kassia Wosick
El Camino College

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