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Description - Gender and Sexuality by Momin Rahman

This new introduction to the sociology of gender and sexuality offers a fresh take on the importance of these concepts in modern society. It provides an insight into our rapidly changing attitudes towards sex and our understanding of masculine and feminine identities, relating the study of gender and sexuality to wider social concerns throughout the world and presenting a comprehensive yet readable summary of recent research and theory. In an accessible and engaging style, the book demonstrates how thinking about gender and sexuality can illuminate and enliven other contemporary sociological debates about social structure, social change, and culture and identity politics. Emphasis is placed on the diversity of gendered and sexual lives in different parts of the world. The book offers detailed coverage of wide-ranging topics, from international sex-tourism to celebrity culture, from gender in the work-place to new sexual lifestyles, drawing examples from everyday life. By demonstrating the links between gender and sexuality this book makes a clear case for thinking sociologically about these important and controversial aspects of human identity and behaviour. The book will be of great value to students in any discipline looking to understand the roles gender and sexuality play in our lives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745633763
ISBN-10: 0745633765
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 162mm x 20mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 29-Oct-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Momin Rahman

Momin Rahman is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Trent University, Canada. Stevi Jackson is Professor of Women's Studies and Director of the Women's Studies Centre at the University of York.

Books By Momin Rahman

Gender and Sexuality by Momin Rahman
Paperback, October 2010