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Sexuality and Gender

ISBN: 978-0-631-22271-2
504 pages
February 2002, ©2002, Wiley-Blackwell
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The essays included here reflect differences in race, gender and class and demonstrate how different social groups experience different sets of social norms. Topics include gender and sex theory, identity, childhood and adolescent sexuality, the objectification of women, sexuality and religion, leisure and recreation, politics and social change and the possible future of sexual relationships.
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Introduction.

Part I: Thinking About Sexuality.

Part II: Gender and Sexual Identities.

Part III: Sexuality in Childhood and Adolescence.

Part IV: Sexual Objectification.

Part V: Sexuality and Religion.

Part VI: Leisure and Recreation.

Part VII: Sexual Politics and Social Change.

Part VIII: Future Directions.
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Christine L. Williams is Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Gender Differences at Work: Women and Men in Nontraditional Occupations (1989) and Still a Man's World: Men Who Do "Women's Work" (1995), and is the editor of Doing 'Women's Work': Men in Nontraditional Occupations (1993) and Feminist Views of the Social Sciences (2000). She has served as chair of the Sex and Gender section of the American Sociological Association.

Arlene Stein teaches sociology at Rutgers University. She is the author of Sex and Sensibility: Stories of a Lesbian Generation (1997) and The Stranger Next Door: The Story of a Small Community' Battle over Sex, Faith, and Civil Rights (2001), and is the editor of Sisters, Sexperts, Queers: Beyond the Lesbian Nation (1993). She has served as chair of the Sexualities section of the American Sociological Association.
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  • Contains over 30 essays by leading scholars on the most relevant and engaging issues within the sociology of sex and gender.

  • Covers gender and sex theory, identity, childhood and adolescent sexuality, the objectification of women, religion, leisure and recreation, and politics.

  • Provides insight into the possible future of sexual relationships.

  • Includes editorial introductions to give further insight and direction.
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"A superb collection! This book collects some of the most important works on gender and sexuality by contemporary social scientists. It is, instantly, the foundational anthology in the field." Michael Kimmel, State University of New York at Stony Brook <!--end-->

"Sexuality and Gender is a terrific volume. Cutting-edge articles by the most innovative scholars working in this area today address just about everything one might want to know from a social science perspective on sexuality. This will be an excellent collection for classroom use, as well as a great read for anyone interested in sexuality and gender." Judith A. Howard, University of Washington

"Finally, a reader on the sociology of sexualities. Basic and sophisticated, accessible and complex, this collection of both classics and newer work is bound to be a resource for students and scholars alike. Williams and Stein have captured the broad reach of the sociological imagination in sexuality studies." Janice Irvine, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

"One of the best students readers currently available ... Almost everyone who teaches in this field will find something here that stimulates their interest further and challenges them to approach familiar themes from new angles" Sexualities

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