Invented Moralities: Sexual Values in an Age of Uncertainty
September 1995, Polity
Introduction: Values, Whose Values?.
1. Living with Uncertainty.
2. Inventing Moralities.
3. Necessary Fictions: Sexual Identities and the Politics of Diversity.
4. The Sphere of the Intimate, and the Values of Everyday Life.
5. Caught Between Worlds and Ways of Being.
* The author is probably the most distinguished British writer on the theme of sexuality.
* The book develops, but also criticises, themes discussed by Michel Foucault in his celebrated analysis of sexuality.
'[An] important book.' The Guardian
'Jeffrey Weeks' Invented Moralities is a response to the heated debate about sexual morality which has emerged over the past 20 years as the destabilisation of the 'heterosexual tradition' has become increasingly apparent.' Living Marxism
'Lively and wide-ranging, Weeks' book combines humour with scholarship, personal experience with observation to make a serious contribution to debates about fundamental issues such as love, sex and the importance of relationships. Weeks' advocacy of humanistic pluralism, as he identifies it, is provocative, thoughtful and very persuasive.' Morning Star
'A well-argued message of hope and encouragement ... this book is an important contribution to the discourse of post-modernity as well as sexual (particularly gay and lesbian) identities and moralities. It ought to be widely read and discussed.' Sociology