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Mundane Heterosexualities : From Theory to Practices - Jenny Hockey

Mundane Heterosexualities

From Theory to Practices

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Mundane Heterosexualities provides the reader with a critical overview of feminist thinking on the topic of heterosexuality. It argues that as a social rather than sexual category, heterosexuality can be seen as the organizing principle of our everyday lines.

'This ground-breaking book answers recent calls for more attention to be paid to everyday heterosexuality. Drawing on interviews with three generations of families the authors illuminate the processes whereby heterosexuality is both reproduced and changed intra-generationally and inter-generationally and show how heterosexuality orders far more than merely our sexual lives. In so doing they cast new light on what is still too often treated as an 'unmarked' category.' - Professor Stevi Jackson, University of York, UK

'This is a fascinating book, which offers page after page of intriguing revelations. Highly relevant to social work's understanding of families, this book would also be invaluable to researchers and research students as an inspirational and yet 'easy-to-read' example of rigorous theorising and exemplary methodology...I have been recommending this text to friends and colleagues for some time...' - British Journal of Social Work

'...opens up a path for further research on the doing (and interweaving) of heterosexualities, gender and sexualities' - Sociologica

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Unmasking Heterosexualityp. 1
Theories of Heterosexuality Reconsideredp. 22
A Heterosexual Life: Agency and Structurep. 45
Heterosexuality Across the Twentieth Centuryp. 64
Getting the Story Straightp. 86
Getting it Together? Carnal and Romantic Discoursesp. 103
What's Sex Got to Do With It? Heterosexuality as an Organising Principlep. 125
Nothing Natural? At Home with Heterosexualityp. 144
Different Heterosexualities: Different Historiesp. 162
Conclusionp. 182
Referencesp. 190
Subject Indexp. 201
Author Indexp. 204
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ISBN: 9780230273474
ISBN-10: 0230273475
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 206
Published: 31st October 2007
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1