0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Browse All departments
Price
  • R0 - R50 (1)
  • R50 - R100 (3)
  • R100 - R250 (75)
  • R250 - R500 (185)
  • R500+ (706)
  • -
Status
Format
Author / Contributor
Publisher

Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Family & relationships > Sexual relations

Making Love In A War Zone - Interracial Loving And Learning After Apartheid (Paperback): Jonathan Jansen Making Love In A War Zone - Interracial Loving And Learning After Apartheid (Paperback)
Jonathan Jansen 3
R300 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R62 (21%) In stock

Can racism and intimacy co-exist? Can love and friendship form and flourish across South Africa’s imposed colour lines?

Who better to engage on the subject of hazardous liaisons than the students with whom Jonathan Jansen served over seven years as Vice Chancellor of the University of the Free State. The context is the University campus in Bloemfontein, the City of Roses, the Mississippi of South Africa. Rural, agricultural, insular, religious and conservative, this is not a place for breaking out. But over the years, Jansen observed shifts in campus life and noticed more and more openly interracial friendships and couples, and he began having conversations with these students with burning questions in mind.

Ten interracial couples tell their stories of love and friendship in their own words, with no social theories imposed on their meanings, but instead a focus on how these students experience the world of interracial relationships, and how flawed, outdated laws and customs set limits on human relationships, and the long shadow they cast on learning, living and loving on university campuses to this day.

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism - And Other Arguments for Economic Independence (Hardcover): Kristen Ghodsee Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism - And Other Arguments for Economic Independence (Hardcover)
Kristen Ghodsee 1
R306 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R61 (20%) Within 7 - 12 working days

* 'Wonderful ... a joyous read' Observer / 'Capitalism's triumph is a calamity for most women. Kristen Ghodsee's incisive book brilliantly reveals their plight' Yanis Varoufakis The argument of this book can be summed up succinctly: unregulated capitalism is bad for women, and if we adopt some ideas from socialism, women will have better lives. If done properly, socialism leads to economic independence, better labour conditions, better work/family balance, and, yes, even better sex. That's it. If you like the idea of such outcomes, then come along for an exploration of how we might change things. If you are dubious because you don't understand why capitalism as an economic system is uniquely bad for women, and if you doubt that there could ever be anything good about socialism, this short treatise will provide some illumination. If you don't give a whit about women's lives because you're a gynophobic right-wing internet troll, save your money and get back to your parents' basement right now; this isn't the book for you.

Love In The Time Of AIDS - Inequality, Gender And Rights In South Africa (Paperback): Mark Hunter Love In The Time Of AIDS - Inequality, Gender And Rights In South Africa (Paperback)
Mark Hunter
R255 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R53 (21%) Within 4 - 10 working days

In some parts of South Africa, more than one in three people are HIV positive. Love in the Time of AIDS explores transformations in notions of gender and intimacy to try to understand the roots of this virulent epidemic. By living in an informal settlement and collecting love letters, cell phone text messages, oral histories, and archival materials, Mark Hunter details the everyday social inequalities that have resulted in untimely deaths. Hunter shows how first apartheid and then chronic unemployment have become entangled with ideas about femininity, masculinity, love, and sex and have created an economy of exchange that perpetuates the transmission of HIV/AIDS. This sobering ethnography challenges conventional understandings of HIV/AIDS in South Africa.

Sexual Issuses in the Modern Era and Its Soloution in Islam (Paperback): Mufti Allie Haroun Sheik Sexual Issuses in the Modern Era and Its Soloution in Islam (Paperback)
Mufti Allie Haroun Sheik
R51 Discovery Miles 510 Within 4 - 8 working days

After the death of the kind and wise Joseph, Jesus follows his calling. He bids farewell to his previous life as a sample carpenter. Jesus goes into the desert and is tempted by Satan. The tempter shows Jesus all the wrongs future generations will do in his name: wars of religion, crusades and witch burning. Jesus refuses to be tempted. Strengthened, he returns to the people. He has himself baptised by his friend John. He collects his first disciples. His miracles and unprecedented teaching attracts many followers. The Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, and advisor Livio, formulate plans to foil the troublemaker. Caiphas, the High Priest, is persuaded to call on the Romans to arrest Jesus and put hiaam on trial. In a terrible farce Jesus is finally sentenced to death by crucifixion. His followers don't understand why Jesus gives himself up to the Romans without resistance. His disciples, from fear of themselves being tried by the Romans, abandon Jesus in his hour of greatest need. Jesus must resist Satan's last, and hardest, temptation and complete his terrible sacrifice. Only when he appears, three days after his death, alive among his disciples do they understand that through his sacrifice Jesus has given mankind not sorrow and death but joy and hope.

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism - And Other Arguments for Economic Independence (Hardcover): Kristen R Ghodsee Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism - And Other Arguments for Economic Independence (Hardcover)
Kristen R Ghodsee 1
R429 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R167 (39%) Within 7 - 12 working days

A spirited, deeply researched exploration of why capitalism is bad for women and how, when done right, socialism leads to economic independence, better labor conditions, better work-life balance and, yes, even better sex. In a witty, irreverent op-ed piece that went viral, Kristen Ghodsee argued that women had better sex under socialism. The response was tremendous -- clearly she articulated something many women had sensed for years: the problem is with capitalism, not with us. Ghodsee, an acclaimed ethnographer and professor of Russian and East European Studies, spent years researching what happened to women in countries that transitioned from state socialism to capitalism. She argues here that unregulated capitalism disproportionately harms women, and that we should learn from the past. By rejecting the bad and salvaging the good, we can adapt some socialist ideas to the 21st century and improve our lives. She tackles all aspects of a woman's life - work, parenting, sex and relationships, citizenship, and leadership. In a chapter called "Women: Like Men, But Cheaper," she talks about women in the workplace, discussing everything from the wage gap to harassment and discrimination. In "What To Expect When You're Expecting Exploitation," she addresses motherhood and how "having it all" is impossible under capitalism. Women are standing up for themselves like never before, from the increase in the number of women running for office to the women's march to the long-overdue public outcry against sexual harassment. Interest in socialism is also on the rise - whether it's the popularity of Bernie Sanders or the skyrocketing membership numbers of the Democratic Socialists of America. It's become increasingly clear to women that capitalism isn't working for us, and Ghodsee is the informed, lively guide who can show us the way forward.

Consent on Campus - A Manifesto (Hardcover): Donna Freitas Consent on Campus - A Manifesto (Hardcover)
Donna Freitas
R301 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R51 (17%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A 2015 survey of twenty-seven elite colleges found that twenty-three percent of respondents reported personal experiences of sexual misconduct on their campuses. That figure has not changed since the 1980s, when people first began collecting data on sexual violence. What has changed is the level of attention that the American public is paying to these statistics. Reports of sexual abuse repeatedly make headlines, and universities are scrambling to address the crisis. Their current strategy, Donna Freitas argues, is wholly inadequate. Universities must take a radically different approach to educating their campus communities about sexual assault and consent. Consent education is often a one-time affair, devised by overburdened student affairs officers. Universities seem more focused on insulating themselves from lawsuits and scandals than on bringing about real change. What is needed, Freitas shows, is an effort by the entire university community to deal with the deeper questions about sex, ethics, values, and how we treat one another, including facing up to the perils of hookup culture-and to do so in the university's most important space: the classroom. We need to offer more than a section in the student handbook about sexual assault, and expand our education around consent far beyond "Yes Means Yes." We need to transform our campuses into places where consent is genuinely valued. Freitas advocates for teaching not just how to consent, but why it's important to care about consent and to treat one's sexual partners with dignity and respect. Consent on Campus is a call to action for university administrators, faculty, parents, and students themselves, urging them to create cultures of consent on their campuses, and offering a blueprint for how to do it.

Vanishing Twins - A Marriage (Paperback): Leah Dieterich Vanishing Twins - A Marriage (Paperback)
Leah Dieterich
R310 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R72 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Faking It - The Lies Women Tell about Sex--And the Truths They Reveal (Paperback): Lux Alptraum Faking It - The Lies Women Tell about Sex--And the Truths They Reveal (Paperback)
Lux Alptraum
R287 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R68 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

When we talk about sex, we talk about women as mysterious, deceptive, and - above all - untrustworthy. Women lie about orgasms. Women lie about being virgins. Women lie about who got them pregnant, about whether they were raped, about how many people they've had sex with and what sort of experiences they've had - the list goes on and on. Over and over we're reminded that, on dates, in relationships, and especially in the bedroom, women just aren't telling the truth. But where does this assumption come from? Are women actually lying about sex, or does society just think we are? In Faking It, Lux Alptraum tackles the topic of seemingly dishonest women; investigating whether women actually lie, and what social situations might encourage deceptions both great and small. Using her experience as a sex educator and former CEO of Fleshbot (the foremost blog on sexuality), first-hand interviews with sexuality experts and everyday women, Alptraum raises important questions: are lying women all that common - or is the idea of the dishonest woman a symptom of male paranoia? Are they trying to please men, or just trying to trick and trap them? And what affect does all this dishonesty - whether real or imagined - have on women's self-images, social status, and safety? Through it all, Alptraum posits that even if women are lying, we're doing it for very good reason--to protect ourselves ("My boyfriend will be here any minute," to a creep who won't go away, for one), and in situations where society has given us no other choice.

Hooking Up - Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus (Paperback): Kathleen A. Bogle Hooking Up - Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus (Paperback)
Kathleen A. Bogle
R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Within 7 - 11 working days

View the Table of Contents
Read the Introduction

Read the Gawker Review

Listen to her NPR Interview

The Sociology of "Hooking Up": Author Interview on Inside Higher Ed

Newsweek: Campus Sexperts

Watch Bogle's interview on CBS

Hookup culture creates unfamiliar environment - to parents, at least

Hooking Up: What Educators Need to Know - An op-ed on CHE by the author

"Bogle is a smart interviewer and gets her subjects to reveal intimate and often embarrassing details without being moralizing. This evenhanded, sympathetic book on a topic that has received far too much sensational and shoddy coverage is an important addition to the contemporary literature on youth and sexuality."
--"Publishers Weekly"

"A page turner! This book should be required reading for college students and their parents! Bogle doesn't condemn hooking up, but she does explain it. This knowledge could help a lot of young people make better choices and get insight into their own behavior whether or not they choose to hook up."
--Pepper Schwartz, author of "Everything You Know about Sex and Love is Wrong"

"In her ambitious sociological study, Kathleen Bogle, an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at La Salle University, offers valuable insight on the hook-up craze sweeping college campuses and examines the demise of traditional dating, how campus life promotes casual sex, its impact on post-college relationships, and more. Donat let your college freshman leave home without it."
--"Main Line Today"

aHooking Up uses interviews with both women and men to understand why dating has declined in favor of a new script for sexual relationships on college campuses. . . . Boglepresents a balanced analysis that explores the full range of hooking-up experiences.a
--Joel Best, author of "Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads"

It happens every weekend: In a haze of hormones and alcohol, groups of male and female college students meet at a frat party, a bar, or hanging out in a dorm room, and then hook up for an evening of sex first, questions later. As casually as the sexual encounter begins, so it often ends with no strings attached; after all, it was ajust a hook up.a While a hook up might mean anything from kissing to oral sex to going all the way, the lack of commitment is paramount.

Hooking Up is an intimate look at how and why college students get together, what hooking up means to them, and why it has replaced dating on college campuses. In surprisingly frank interviews, students reveal the circumstances that have led to the rise of the booty call and the death of dinner-and-a-movie. Whether it is an expression of postfeminist independence or a form of youthful rebellion, hooking up has become the only game in town on many campuses.

In Hooking Up, Kathleen A. Bogle argues that college life itself promotes casual relationships among students on campus. The book sheds light on everything from the differences in what young men and women want from a hook up to why freshmen girls are more likely to hook up than their upper-class sisters and the effects this period has on the sexual and romantic relationships of both men and women after college. Importantly, she shows us that the standards for young men and women are not as different as they used to be, as women talk about afriends with benefitsa and aone and donea hook ups.

Breakingthrough many misconceptions about casual sex on college campuses, Hooking Up is the first book to understand the new sexual culture on its own terms, with vivid real-life stories of young men and women as they navigate the newest sexual revolution.

Fetish Girl - A Memoir of Sex, Domination, and Motherhood (Paperback): Bella Lavey Fetish Girl - A Memoir of Sex, Domination, and Motherhood (Paperback)
Bella Lavey
R315 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R71 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Tell Me What You Want - The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life (Hardcover): Justin J... Tell Me What You Want - The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life (Hardcover)
Justin J Lehmiller
R491 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R124 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism - And Other Arguments for Economic Independence (Paperback): Kristen Ghodsee Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism - And Other Arguments for Economic Independence (Paperback)
Kristen Ghodsee 1
R317 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R107 (34%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The argument of this book can be summed up succinctly: unregulated capitalism is bad for women, and if we adopt some ideas from socialism, women will have better lives. If done properly, socialism leads to economic independence, better labour conditions, better work/family balance, and, yes, even better sex. That's it. If you like the idea of such outcomes, then come along for an exploration of how we might change things. If you are dubious because you don't understand why capitalism as an economic system is uniquely bad for women, and if you doubt that there could ever be anything good about socialism, this short treatise will provide some illumination. If you don't give a whit about women's lives because you're a gynophobic right-wing internet troll, save your money and get back to your parents' basement right now; this isn't the book for you.

Sex in the Archives - Writing American Sexual Histories (Paperback): Barry Reay Sex in the Archives - Writing American Sexual Histories (Paperback)
Barry Reay
R420 Discovery Miles 4 200 Within 7 - 12 working days

The archive has assumed a new significance in the history of sex, and this book visits a series of such archives, including the Kinsey Institute's erotic art; gay masturbatory journals in the New York Public Library; the private archive of an amateur pornographer; and one man's lifetime photographic dossier on Baltimore hustlers. Shedding new light on American sexual history, the topics covered are both fascinating and wide-ranging: the art history of homoeroticism; casual sex before hooking-up; transgender; New York queer sex; masturbation; pornography; sex in the city. This book will appeal to a wide readership: those interested in American studies, sexuality studies, contemporary history, the history of sex, psychology, anthropology, sociology, gender studies, queer studies, trans studies, pornography studies, visual studies, museum studies, and media studies. -- .

Wax Lyrical - A Kinkster's Guide to Wax Play (Paperback): Tinder Hella Wax Lyrical - A Kinkster's Guide to Wax Play (Paperback)
Tinder Hella
R297 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R59 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days
For Hire - The Intimate Adventures of a Gigolo (Paperback, Edition): Luke Bradbury For Hire - The Intimate Adventures of a Gigolo (Paperback, Edition)
Luke Bradbury
R168 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R48 (29%) Within 7 - 12 working days

What does a gigolo do when his lives start to collide? Find out in this saucy and eye-opening memoir. Mixing business and pleasure - to devastating effect... Now 25 years old, young Australian Luke Bradbury has quickly established himself as one of London's most successful male escorts, raking in both money and as much sex as he can handle. With women falling at his feet, Luke happily entertains his long list of regular clients, whilst his reputation leads him into some new and exotic encounters - including a steamy threesome onboard a luxurious yacht, an evening with an older lady with a fetish for S&M and showing off his considerable skills in a porn film... But when his friends return to Australia, Luke starts to appraise his life - how will he explain the gap in his career? And can he keep this up forever - in more ways than one? Things reach breaking point when Luke's new flatmates unwittingly uncover his secret profession, and worse, reveal it to a potential girlfriend, forcing Luke to take a long hard look at his life. Can he relinquish the glamour and wealth of escorting for the chance of a more stable lifestyle? Or does Luke enjoy his job more than he cares to admit - even to himself?

The Body and Society - Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity (Paperback, Twentieth Anniversary Edition with... The Body and Society - Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity (Paperback, Twentieth Anniversary Edition with a New Introduction)
Peter Brown
R635 R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 Save R128 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days

First published in 1988, Peter Brown's "The Body and Society" was a groundbreaking study of the marriage and sexual practices of early Christians in the ancient Mediterranean and Near East. Brown focuses on the practice of permanent sexual renunciation-continence, celibacy, and lifelong virginity-in Christian circles from the first to the fifth centuries A.D. and traces early Christians' preoccupations with sexuality and the body in the work of the period's great writers.

"The Body and Society" questions how theological views on sexuality and the human body both mirrored and shaped relationships between men and women, Roman aristocracy and slaves, and the married and the celibate. Brown discusses Tertullian, Valentinus, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Constantine, the Desert Fathers, Jerome, Ambrose, and Augustine, among others, and considers asceticism and society in the Eastern Empire, martyrdom and prophecy, gnostic spiritual guidance, promiscuity among the men and women of the church, monks and marriage in Egypt, the ascetic life of women in fourth-century Jerusalem, and the body and society in the early Middle Ages. In his new introduction, Brown reflects on his work's reception in the scholarly community.

Mediated Intimacy - Sex Advice in Media Culture (Paperback): Meg John Barker, Rosalind Gill, Laura Harvey Mediated Intimacy - Sex Advice in Media Culture (Paperback)
Meg John Barker, Rosalind Gill, Laura Harvey
R442 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R82 (19%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Mediated Intimacy looks at contemporary sex and relationship advice, exploring how our intimate lives are shaped through different media, from manuals and magazines to television and Twitter. By exploring how intimacy is constructed through different media texts, the authors consider which ideas and practices these changing forms of 'sexpertise' open up, and which they close down. The book reveals the intimate operation of power in mediated advice, how words and images, stories and sound can work to shore up social injustice. It critically engages with the ideas of choice and responsibility in sex self-help, arguing that these can obscure and/or justify oppression, even if they're sometimes experienced as empowering and/or pleasurable. This bold and incisive book provides a radical challenge to the assumptions underlying the sex advice industry, and presents a critical, collaborative and consensual vision for sex advice of the future.

Breeding Between The Lines - Why Interracial People are Healthier and More Attractive (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Alon Ziv Breeding Between The Lines - Why Interracial People are Healthier and More Attractive (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Alon Ziv
R320 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R74 (23%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This book combines sex, race, health and genetics in a daring new theory. Written with accessible, direct prose, anecdotes, analogies, and examples from human and animal studies, it is sure to spark debate in a massive way.

Kinky Couture (Paperback): Deborah Gray Kinky Couture (Paperback)
Deborah Gray
R239 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R43 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A guide to the current sexual revolution - a new kind of revolution in which modern women are not only participating in ever increasing numbers, but many of them are leading the way into a sexy new millennium of feminine-friendly erotica. Kinky Couture will guide you through this revolution - including the latest sex toys, saucy recipes and interviews with erotic divas - on a totally sensual journey into the fresh modern face of sex, woven together with a dash of erotic magic and wickedly kinky style!

It's Only Blood - Shattering the Taboo of Menstruation (Paperback): Anna Dahlqvist It's Only Blood - Shattering the Taboo of Menstruation (Paperback)
Anna Dahlqvist; Translated by Alice E. Olsson
R233 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R39 (17%) In stock

Across the world, 2 billion people experience menstruation, yet menstruation is seen as a mark of shame. We are told not to discuss it in public, that tampons and sanitary pads should be hidden away, the blood rendered invisible. In many parts of the world, poverty, culture and religion collide causing the taboo around menstruation to have grave consequences. Younger people who menstruate are deterred from going to school, adults from work, infections are left untreated. The shame is universal and the silence a global rule. In It's Only Blood Anna Dahlqvist tells the shocking but always moving stories of why and how people from Sweden to Bangladesh, from the United States to Uganda, are fighting back against the shame.

The World of Sex (Paperback): Henry Miller The World of Sex (Paperback)
Henry Miller 1
R70 R48 Discovery Miles 480 Save R22 (31%) Within 7 - 12 working days

In The World of Sex, Henry Miller, one of the most scandalous writers of the 20th century explains his literary project Henry Miller's bold, explicit novels scandalized readers and remade the literature of his day. In this uncompromising literary manifesto he argues that sex is at the heart of his writing because it is at the heart of life - a vital force as essential as bread, money, work or play. Drawing on his own experiences and on the writing of his famously banned novels in Paris, he shows sex as a mysterious realm that must be explored if we are to be truly free.

Sex and the Civil War - Soldiers, Pornography, and the Making of American Morality (Paperback): Judith Giesberg Sex and the Civil War - Soldiers, Pornography, and the Making of American Morality (Paperback)
Judith Giesberg
R460 Discovery Miles 4 600 Within 7 - 11 working days

Civil War soldiers enjoyed unprecedented access to obscene materials of all sorts, including mass-produced erotic fiction, cartes de visite, playing cards, and stereographs. A perfect storm of antebellum legal, technological, and commercial developments, coupled with the concentration of men fed into armies, created a demand for, and a deluge of, pornography in the military camps. Illicit materials entered in haversacks, through the mail, or from sutlers; soldiers found pornography discarded on the ground, and civilians discovered it in abandoned camps. Though few examples survived the war, these materials raised sharp concerns among reformers and lawmakers, who launched campaigns to combat it. By the war's end, a victorious, resurgent American nation-state sought to assert its moral authority by redefining human relations of the most intimate sort, including the regulation of sex and reproduction-most evident in the Comstock laws, a federal law and a series of state measures outlawing pornography, contraception, and abortion. With this book, Judith Giesberg has written the first serious study of the erotica and pornography that nineteenth-century American soldiers read and shared and links them to the postwar reaction to pornography and to debates about the future of sex and marriage.

Chastity in Early Stuart Literature and Culture (Hardcover): Bonnie Lander Johnson Chastity in Early Stuart Literature and Culture (Hardcover)
Bonnie Lander Johnson
R1,512 R1,410 Discovery Miles 14 100 Save R102 (7%) Within 7 - 12 working days

In this book, Bonnie Lander Johnson explores early modern ideas of chastity, demonstrating how crucial early Stuart thinking on chastity was to political, medical, theological and moral debates, and that it was also a virtue that governed the construction of different literary genres. Drawing on a range of materials, from prose to theatre, theological controversy to legal trials, and court ceremonies - including royal birthing rituals - Lander Johnson unearths previously unrecognised opinions about chastity. She reveals that early Stuart theatrical and court ceremonies were part of the same political debate as prose pamphlets and religious sermons. The volume also offers new readings of Milton's Comus, Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Henrietta Maria's queenship and John Ford's plays. It will appeal to scholars of early modern literature, theatre, political, medical and cultural history, and gender studies.

Straights - Heterosexuality in Post-Closeted Culture (Paperback): James Joseph Dean Straights - Heterosexuality in Post-Closeted Culture (Paperback)
James Joseph Dean
R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Within 7 - 11 working days

Sincethe Stonewall Riots in 1969, the politics of sexual identity in America havedrastically transformed. It's almost old news that recent generations ofAmericans have grown up in a culture more accepting of out lesbians and gaymen, seen the proliferation of LGBTQ media representation, and witnessed theattainment of a range of legal rights for same-sex couples. But the changeswrought by a so-called "post-closeted culture" have not just affected the queercommunity-heterosexuals are also in the midst of a sea change in how theirsexuality plays out in everyday life. In Straights,James Joseph Dean argues that heterosexuals can neither assume the invisibilityof gays and lesbians, nor count on the assumption that their ownheterosexuality will go unchallenged. The presumption that we are allheterosexual, or that there is such a thing as `compulsory heterosexuality,' heclaims, has vanished. Based on 60 in-depth interviews witha diverse group of straight men and women, Straights explores how straight Americans make sense of their sexual and genderedselves in this new landscape, particularly with an understanding of how racedoes and does not play a role in these conceptions. Dean provides a historicalunderstanding of heterosexuality and how it was first established, then moveson to examine the changing nature of masculinity and femininity and, mostimportantly, the emergence of a new kind of heterosexuality-notably, for men,the metrosexual, and for women, the emergence of a more fluid sexuality. Thebook also documents the way heterosexuals interact and form relationships withtheir LGBTQ family members, friends, acquaintances, and coworkers. Althoughhomophobia persists among straight individuals, Dean shows that beinggay-friendly or against homophobic expressions is also increasingly commonamong straight Americans. A fascinating study, Straights provides an in-depth look at the changing nature ofsexual expression in America. Instructors: PowerPoint slides for each chapter are available by clicking on the files below. Introduction Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6

Deserving Desire - Women's Stories of Sexual Evolution (Paperback): Beth Montemurro Deserving Desire - Women's Stories of Sexual Evolution (Paperback)
Beth Montemurro
R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Within 7 - 11 working days

Women experience considerable changes in their bodies, lives, and identity between the ages of twenty and seventy, including marriage, motherhood, the dissolution of relationships, and menopause, all of which often impact sexuality. In "Deserving Desire," Beth Montemurro takes a wide-ranging look at the evolution of women's sexuality over time, with a specific focus on the development of sexual subjectivity--that is sexual confidence, agency, and a sense of entitlement to sexual desire.
Detailed stories of the ninety-five women in this study explore how they become more comfortable with their bodies, when most begin to enjoy sex, feel confident and positive about engaging in it, and how they become sexual subjects in control of their bodies. "Deserving Desire" explores the complex multi-stage process in which sexual subjectivity evolves over a woman's lifetime. As girls, they learn about sex and how those around them--parents, peers, religion and media--regard sex. Physical and emotional transitions such as having a baby or ending a relationship further affect women's sexual confidence and desire. Montemurro emphasizes that sexual subjectivity is about feeling in control of sexual decision making and acting purposefully and confidently.
Though adolescent sexuality has been a major focus of sociological research, few studies have examined, as Montemurro does here, the development of sexuality through women's lives and the events that change the way women feel about themselves, their bodies, and their relationships.

Free Delivery
Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+
You may like...
Seduction - Men, Masculinity and…
Rachel O'Neill Paperback R439 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570
The Sexual State - How Elite Ideologies…
Jennifer Roback Morse Hardcover R516 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880
Cuckoldry, Impotence and Adultery in…
Sara F.Matthews Grieco Hardcover R1,941 Discovery Miles 19 410
Sex at Dawn - How We Mate, Why We Stray…
Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha Paperback  (1)
R295 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450
Transnational Marriage - New…
Katharine Charsley Hardcover R2,457 Discovery Miles 24 570
Shameless - Sexual Dissidence in…
Arlene Stein Hardcover R1,861 Discovery Miles 18 610
Virginity Lost - An Intimate Portrait of…
Laura M. Carpenter Paperback R468 Discovery Miles 4 680
The Rise of Viagra - How the Little Blue…
Meika Loe Paperback R484 R420 Discovery Miles 4 200
Sex Media
Feona Attwood Paperback R436 R354 Discovery Miles 3 540
Unlimited Intimacy - Reflections on the…
Tim Dean Paperback R446 Discovery Miles 4 460

 

Loyalty partners