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Sexuality (Key Ideas)


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1. Introduction: Languages of Sex 1.1. The Significance of Sexuality 1.2. Words and Meaning 1.3. Sexualities in History and Society 2. The Invention of Sexuality 2.1. A Brief History of the History of Sexuality 2.2. A Subject in Constant Flux 2.3. The `Social Construction' of Sexuality 2.4. The Organization of Sexuality 2.5. Kinship and Family Systems 2.6. Economic and Social Organization 2.7. Social Regulation 2.8. Politics 2.9. Cultures of Resistance 2.10. Why Sexuality is Important 2.11. Moral Concern 2.12. Key Moments 2.13. The Homosexual Category and New Binaries 2.14. Sexuality as the Truth of our Being 2.15. Intersections 2.16. Sexuality and Power 2.17. Conflicting Dynamics 2.18. Class 2.19. Gender 2.20. Race 3. The Meanings of Sexual Difference 3.1. A True Sex? 3.2. The Biological Imperative 3.3. Evolutionary Diversions 3.4. Biological Modes of Argument 3.5. Sexuality and Social Relations 3.6. Multiple Realities and Diverse Social Worlds 3.7. Performing Identities 3.8. Sexuality and the Unconscious 3.9. Affect, and the Structuring of Emotions 3.10. Phobias and Norms 4. The Challenge of Diversity 4.1. The Language of Perversity 4.2. Two Words 4.3. The Perverse 4.4. Freud and Perversions 4.5. Categorizing Sexualities 4.6. The Discourse of Diversity 4.7. Theoretical Challenges 4.8. Sexual Minorities 4.9. Same-sex Identities 4.10. Finding Voice 4.11. Queering the Pitch 4.12. Deconstructing the Categories 4.13. Acts and Context 4.14. Heterosexuality and its Discontents 4.15. Bisexuality 4.16. The Transgender Challenge 4.17. The Play of Power: BDSM 4.18. The Limits of Consent: Paedophilia 4.19. Making Choices 5. Sexuality, Intimacy and Politics 5.1. Sexuality on the Front Line 5.2. Sexuality as a Battleground 5.3. Nostalgic Longings 5.4. Beyond Tradition 5.5. Secularization 5.6. Individualization 5.7. Liberalization and the Growth of Sexual Toleration 5.8. Cybersex 5.9. The Technological Fix 5.10. Relationality and the Intimate Revolution 5.11. Living with Uncertainty: HIV/AIDS 5.12. Moral Panics 5.13. Epidemic 5.14. The Global Impact of HIV/ AIDS 5.15. Sexual and Intimate Citizenship 5.16. Intimacy Matters 5.17. Citizenship and Belonging 5.18. Same Sex Marriage 5.19. Globalization and Human Sexual Rights 5.20. Global Flows 5.21. Sexual Wrongs and Social Justice 5.22. Human Sexual Rights 6. Private Pleasures and Public Policies 6.1. The Limits of Science 6.2. The Ethical Dilemma 6.3. Towards Sexual Democracy 6.4. The Human Gesture Suggestions for Further Reading Bibliography

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Jeffrey Weeks is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at London South Bank University.

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