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Rethinking Sexuality by Diane Richardson
Book DescriptionThis thoughtful and accessible book provides a critical examination of the central debates attached to conceptualizing sexuality as a site of knowledge and politics. These are explored in chapters on the meaning of heterosexuality, sexual citizenship and the associated notions of sexual rights and obligations, queer theory and its relationship with feminisms, both 'new' and 'old'. Also included is discussion of responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the implications for understandings of gender and sexuality.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761967095
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Diane Richardson
Introducing Gender and Women's Studies, Paperback (June 2015)
Written by a host of internationally renowned experts, this substantially revised new edition provides an important overview of gender and feminism today. The 4th edition combines classic and new work, looking at intersectionality, masculinity theory and the environment, whilst offering insightful comparisons of global examples.
Contesting Recognition, Hardback (November 2011)
This book explores the social and political significance of contemporary recognition contests in areas such as disability, race and ethnicity, nationalism, class and sexuality, drawing on accounts from Europe, the USA, Latin America, the Middle East and Australasia.
Sexuality, Equality and Diversity, Hardback (February 2011)
Investigating the dynamics of identity and sexual citizenship in a changing world, this compelling text explores key debates around human rights and representation, policy and resistance. Incorporating theory with original research, this is a thought-provoking insight into sexuality and diversity in a global age.
Introducing Gender and Womens Studies, Paperback (November 2007)» View all books by Diane Richardson
This thoroughly revised third edition of a best-selling textbook is carefully designed to reflect classic and new developments in the popular fields of gender and women's studies. Its unique breadth and depth makes it ideal for students taking courses for the first time at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
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Author Biography - Diane Richardson
Diane Richardson is well established as an international and national authority in the area of the sociology of sexuality, with many related publications. In particular, she has made a significant contribution to three different areas of this body of knowledge: theories of sexual identity; sociological understandings of HIV/AIDS; and feminist accounts of sexuality. She has previously undertaken a number of funded projects examining social and economic aspects of heterosexual transmission of HIV and has held Visiting Professorships/ Fellowships at a number of academic and research centres in the field of sexuality and gender divisions, including the Centre for Education and Research in Sexuality at San Francisco State University, the National Centre for AIDS Social Research, Sydney and Harvard University. Much of my work addresses the newly emergent body of theory on heterosexuality, especially in post modern, feminist and queer theory. My interests in this area include the relationship between concepts of citizenship and sexuality, identity and social change and the (hetero) sexualisation of the public/private divide. A series of articles are in press or in preparation reflecting these interests, in particular the relationship between concepts of citizenship and the institutionalisation of heterosexuality. In addition, I have a current interest in developing conceptual frameworks in the study of sexual violence; in particular the processes, by which violence to the person is defined, interpreted and legitimated.
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