Sexuality (Key Ideas)

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Title: Sexuality (Key Ideas)
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ISBN10: 0415282853
ISBN13: 978-0415282857
Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (October 21, 2003)
Language: English
Subcategory: Psychology & Counseling
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We are almost programmed into thinking of our sexuality as a wholly natural feature of life. But sexual relations are but one form of social relations, as Jeffrey Weeks makes clear in his book.

Drawing on the analyses of Michel Foucault, amongst others, the book examines the social, moral and political issues raised by contemporary forms of sexuality. Weeks provides an authoritative introduction to the sociology of sexuality, discussing its cultural and socio-historical construction, it's relationship with power and the State's involvement in its rationalisation and regulation. This second edition is also updates to include global and postcolonial perspectives on sexuality, queer theory, the internet and cybersex, AIDS as a global phenomenon and international debates on the politics of sexuality.

This book is an indispensable introduction to this complex and expanding field.