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Heterosexuality in Question : Gender Studies - Stevi Jackson

Heterosexuality in Question

Gender Studies

Paperback Published: 1st July 1999
ISBN: 9780761953432
Number Of Pages: 224

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With heterosexuality currently being examined more rigorously than ever before, this accessible and engaging book charts the development of feminist and sociological theorizing on sexuality and the emergence of a radical critique of heterosexuality. Stevi Jackson reviews a range of important theoretical and substantive issues, and she demonstrates an important shift in feminist thinking from an emphasis on male dominance within heterosexual relations to a critical perspective on heterosexuality itself. Her book will be relevant to scholars and students in the fields of women's studies, lesbian and gay studies and the sociology of sexuality.

`A pleasure to read.....Her effort to tease apart the constituent elements of heterosexuality as a self-identified straight feminist sociologist make for an important contribution. If you or your students are among the legions currently enraptured by postmodern language, I strongly recommend this book to help clear your mind' -Sexualities

The Context
Querying Heterosexuality
A Personal History of Feminist and Sociological Theorizing
Early Foundations
On the Social Construction of Female Sexuality
The Social Context of Rape
Sexual Scripts and Motivation
How to Make Babies
Sexism in Sex Education
Femininity, Masculinity and Sexuality
The Desire for Freud
Psychoanalysis and Feminism
Recent Interventions
Even Sociologists Fall in Love
An Exploration in the Sociology of Emotions
Women and Heterosexual Love
Complicity, Resistance and Change
Gender and Heterosexuality
A Materialist Feminist Analysis
Lost Childhood or Sexualized Girlhood?
Taking Liberties
Feminism, Gay Rights and the Problem of Heterosexuality
Heterosexuality, Heteronormativity and Gender Hierarchy
Some Reflections on Recent Debates
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ISBN: 9780761953432
ISBN-10: 0761953434
Series: Gender Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st July 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.31