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Sexualities and Society

Sexualities and Society
An Introduction

First Edition
  • Megan Todd - University of Central Lancashire, UK

January 2021 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Sexualities and Society adopts a fresh, sociological perspective to explore the development of sexualities across both public and private spheres, giving thoughtful consideration to heterosexualities, cis, bi and trans identities.

Divided into three parts, the book starts with an exploration into the history of sexuality, before covering the key theories, and how research into sexualities has been, and could be, conducted. Parts two and three examine how sexualities are framed by cultural factors and social institutions – including the media, religion, and politics – and considers the impact of how significant issues such as identity, age, health and violence relate to sexuality.

Employing a range of international case studies, up to date policy developments, and engaging learning features such as ‘discussion points’ and 'fact file' sections, this book is essential reading for students studying sexuality across sociology, social policy, social care, media, and politics.

Section I: Theories and methods
Chapter 1 Histories of Sexuality
Chapter 2 Theories of Sexuality
Chapter 3 Researching Sexualities
Section II: Sexuality and culture
Chapter 4 The Media and Sexuality
Chapter 5 Religion and Sexuality
Chapter 6 Intimacies
Chapter 7 Politics and Policy
Chapter 8 Global Sexualities
Section III: Issues
Chapter 9 Identities
Chapter 10 Young People and Sexuality
Chapter 11 Sexuality and Older People
Chapter 12 Health
Chapter 13 Violence and Sexuality

Todd's textbook is simply what I was looking for. It gives students a introduction to the study of human sexuality from a sociological perspective. It's straightforward and easy to understand.

Mr Joshua S. Tobias
Sociology Dept, Univ Of Alabama At Birmingham
March 31, 2022

This book develops underpinning knowledge and theory around the contemporary issues of sex and crime.

Mr Mark Jagus
Law, Derby College
March 2, 2021

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