Critical Concepts in Sociology
Edited by Ken Plummer
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Sexualities by Ken Plummer
Book DescriptionBringing together classic writings on sexuality from a social science perspective, this fascinating set covers topics including the history of the study of the area, theoretical approaches and issues of gender and sexuality. Focusing on the evaluations of some of the major traditions of sex research and theory dating back to the nineteenth century, volume one gives an overview of the entire field. Drawn from a broad range of sources, articles include evaluations of some of the founders of the field, survey research, anthropological fieldwork, social psychological experimentation and contemporary ethnology. Moving on to concentrate upon the main theoretical approaches to sexuality within both sociology and allied traditions, volume two includes references to Marxism, feminism, interactionalism and Freudian, Foucauldian and postmodernist thought, whilst volume three examines the politics, power and critique of sexual categories - including bisexuality, sex addiction, prostitution and sadomasochism. Finally, volume four considers the wider issues around sexualities - addressing social change, postmodernity and the shifting of sexualities, and presenting an examination of the term 'queer'. An epilogue of suggested further reading is also included.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415212724
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ken Plummer
Sociology: The Basics, Paperback (May 2016)
Revisded edition of the author's Sociology, 2010.
Cosmopolitan Sexualities, Hardback (May 2015)
How are we to live with the wide varieties of sexuality and gender found across the rapidly changing global order? Whilst some countries have legislated in favour of same-sex marriage and the United Nations makes declarations about gender and sexual equality, many countries across the world employ punitive responses to such differences.
Telling Sexual Stories, Hardback (December 1994)» View all books by Ken Plummer
The world has become cluttered with sexual stories. From child abuse scandals to lesbian and gays coming out, from Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas to sexual surveys and therapy groups - sexual talk has become more evident. This book explores the rites of a sexual story-telling culture.
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