Long Slow Burn
Sexuality and the Social Sciences
By (author) Kath Weston
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Long Slow Burn by Kath Weston
Book DescriptionKath Weston's powerful collection of essays, Long, Slow Burn, challenges the preconception that queer studies is the brainchild of the humanities and argues that social science has been talking about sex all along. To deny this one would have to overlook Kinsey's pioneering sex research in the 1950s, or the psychiatrist Evelyn Hooker's pathbreaking study of homosexuality, but also in the "sex talk" that lies at the heart of classic debates on kinship, inequality, cognition, and other foundational topics in the social sciences. What is different now, Weston claims, is the way sexuality has been isolated from other contemporary issues. Not content with its ghettoization as a contained subfield, Weston refuses to draw an artificial line around sexuality.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415920445
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kath Weston
Families We Choose, Paperback (September 1997)» View all books by Kath Weston
This classic text, originally published in 1991 and now revised and updated to include a new preface, draws upon fieldwork and interviews to explore the ways gay men and lesbians are constructing their own notions of kinship by drawing on the symbolism of love, friendship, and biology.
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Author Biography - Kath Weston
Kath Weston is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Arizona State University West. She is the author of Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship (1991) and Render Me, Gender Me: Lesbians Talk Sex, Class, Color, Nation, Studmuffins... (1996).
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