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Description - Routledge Handbook of Sexuality, Health and Rights by Peter Aggleton

The last two decades have witnessed an explosion of research on sexuality as the social sciences have worked to find new ways of understanding a rapidly changing world. Growing concern for issues such as population, women's and men's reproductive health, and the HIV and AIDS pandemic, has since provided new legitimacy for work on sexuality, health and rights.

A detailed and up-to-date reference work, the Routledge Handbook of Sexuality, Health and Rights provides an authoritative overview of the main issues in the field today. Leading academics and practitioners are brought together to reflect on past, present and future approaches to understanding and promoting sexual health and rights. Divided into nine parts, it covers:

  • pioneering beginnings
  • language, discourse and sexual categories
  • from sexuality to health
  • the reproductive imperative
  • how to have sex in an epidemic
  • the choreography of sex
  • the darker side of sex
  • from sexual health to sexual rights
  • struggles for erotic justice.

This Handbook surveys the state of the discipline and offers an examination and discussion of emerging, controversial and cutting edge areas. It is an essential reference for academics and researchers in the fields of sexuality studies, sexual health and human rights, and offers key reading for more advanced students.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415537001
ISBN-10: 0415537002
Format: Paperback / softback
(246mm x 189mm x mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Feb-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Aggleton

Peter Aggleton is Professor in Education, Health and Social Care, and Head of the School of Education and Social Work, at the University of Sussex, UK. He is a Visiting Professor in the National Centre in HIV Social Research at the University of New South Wales, Australia, and in the Section for International Community Health at the University of Oslo, Norway. The editor of the journal Culture, Health and Sexuality, he has worked internationally on issues of sexuality, sexual health and rights. Richard Parker is Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University, USA. The editor of the journal Global Public Health, and the co-convenor of Sexuality Policy Watch (SPW) (www.sxpolitics.org), he has worked extensively on issues of sexuality, health and rights for many years.

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