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1. The Psychology of Gender and Sexuality
2. The Gender of Sexuality: Exploring
3. Coming on Strong: Gender and Sexuality
4. Gender and Sexuality: Critical
5. Identity, Gender and Sexuality:
6. Gender and Sexuality in 1968:
7. Sexuality and Gender (Blackwell
8. Genders and Sexualities in Modern
9. Brutality and Desire: War and
10. Sexuality and Gender in the Classical
11. Goth Culture: Gender, Sexuality
12. Sexuality, Gender and Power: Intersectional
13. PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions
14. Women and Gender: A Feminist Psychology
15. Gender, Sex and Sexuality: Contemporary
16. Disorders Of Desire: Sexuality
17. Theorizing Intersectionality and
18. Gender, Nature, and Nurture
19. The Psychology of Gender, Second
20. Race, Gender, and Sexuality: Philosophical

1. The Psychology of Gender and Sexuality
by Wendy Stainton Rogers, Rex Stainton Rogers, Wendy Stainton Rogers, Rex Stainton Rogers
Hardcover: 320 Pages (2001-03-02)
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(Open University Press) Provides an introduction to traditional psychological approaches while acknowledging their weaknesses. Uses features such as a glossary and summary boxes to aid in study. For students. Hardcover, softcover also available. ... Read more

2. The Gender of Sexuality: Exploring Sexual Possibilities (Gender Lens)
by Virginia Rutter, Virginia Elisabeth Rutter
Paperback: 254 Pages (1998-09-06)
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Asin: 0803990421
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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A great supplementary paperback for social problems or introductory sociology, as well as courses on gender, the family, or human sexuality. The only well-researched and well-written book that examines how and why sexual behavior and issues are different for women and men. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars More than a little disappointed
So I am reading along, ho hum, waiting for this rather dry textbook like approach to the topic to pick up steam, when I come to this sentence on page 26: "Humans do not generally desire cows or horses (with, perhaps, the exception of Catherine the Great, the Russian czarina who purportedly came to her demise while copulating with a stallion)."

Well, thank you, Pepper and Virginia, for bringing to my attention "one of the most virulent myths in modern history" as a quick Google search soon revealed.Given that this book was published in 1998, perhaps in the days before a quick Google search could cover most sins of the lazy fact checker, perhaps we could relegate this single sentence to the dustbin of innocent/ignorant mistakes.

Yet this repetition of a classic technique to undermine the position of a strong woman via obscene sexual slander appears within a series of texts designed to highlight the work of "feminist sociologists", and in a particular text written by two women, one a professor of Sociology at the University of Washington, in what was no doubt thought at the time to be a cutting edge look at the gender of sexuality.

I remain doubtful this text is worth reading beyond page 26.

I guess I can thank Dan Savage, who must filter the projected fantasies and women-hating tendencies of the those who pen letters he receives in his capacity as sex advice columnist for honing my cynicism on this one.Next time someone tells you about the degrading sex a woman they know enjoys... think twice, like the alert third wave feminists I am sure we have all become.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Gender of Sexuality: Sexual Possibilities
This book will definitely answer and address all of your questions on gender and sexuality.A great book filled with a lot of knowledge of yesterday and today's gender issues in sexuality. ... Read more

3. Coming on Strong: Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Women's Sports
by Susan K. Cahn
 Paperback: 358 Pages (1998-07-21)
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Asin: 0674144341
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Drawing on historical records and contemporary interviews, Cahn chronicles the remarkable transformation made by women's sports in the the 20th century, revealing the struggles faced by women to overcome social constraints and behavior codes, and how sport has changes their lives. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Lots of history, amazing history!
This book provides a through tour of the history of women in sports, not individuals, but rather the policys of women playing sports. Topics such as who should control the sport (and the women!), promotional and commercial sports vs. for-fitness-only sports, and the debates about if sports made men 'manly' then would they make women 'manly' too?
Many readers will find the abundance of historical information hard to read, but I highly suggest making the effort if you want a good understanding of just how far women have had to go to play the games they love!

5-0 out of 5 stars Very informative and enlightening!
This book is among the ones I keep returning to in my work as a writer and scholar on women's sports. Cahn does an excellent job of not only telling the history of women's sports in the twentieth century, but also connecting that history to the broader social trends and struggles over issues such as gender roles, race, and sexuality. Cahn's research is of the highest quality, and many of the endnotes contain additional interesting information.

I highly recommend this book to anyone concerned with gender equity or feminism, especially as regards sports.

--Vince Prygoski, author of "Worst to First, or, a 'Shock'ing tale of Women's Basketball in Motown"

4-0 out of 5 stars For the sportswoman in all of us
An excellent book for women who love sports or for those interested in womens studies. A must for coaches and pre Title 9 thinkers! ... Read more

4. Gender and Sexuality: Critical Theories, Critical Thinkers
by Dr Chris Beasley
Hardcover: 304 Pages (2005-05-20)
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This accessible introduction to gender and sexuality theory offers a comprehensive overview and critique of the key contemporary literature and debates in feminism, sexuality studies and men's studies.

Chris Beasley's clear and concise introduction combines a wide-ranging survey of the major theorists and key concepts in an ever-growing and often passionately debated field.

The book contextualizes a wide range of feminist perspectives, including: modernist, liberal, postmodern, queer and gender difference feminism; and in the realm of sexuality studies covers modernist liberationism, social constructionism, transgender theorising and queer theory. In men's studies, Chris Beasley examines areas of debate ranging from gender and masculinity to questions of race, ethnicity, imperialism and gay masculinities. Interconnections between the subfields are highlighted, and Beasley considers the implications of body theory for all three.

Key theorists covered include:

Altman· Brod· Butler · Califia· Carbado· Connell· Dowsett ·Grosz· Halberstam· Hook · Jackson· Jagose· Nussbaum· Rich· Seidman· Spivak· Stoltenberg· Weeks· Whittle· Wolf· Wollstonecraft

The only book of its kind to draw together all the important strands of gender analysis, Gender and Sexuality is a timely and impressive overview that is invaluable to students and academics taking courses on gender and feminist theory, sexuality and masculinity.

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5. Identity, Gender and Sexuality: 150 Years After Freud (IPA: Controversies in Psychoanalysis)
Paperback: 224 Pages (2009-07)
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Contributors: Susan Coates, Cláudio Laks Eizirik, Peter Fonagy, Richard C. Friedman, André E. Haynal, Rainer Krause, Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber, Linda C. Mayes, Friedemann Pfäfin, Anne-Marie Sandler, Sheila Spensley, Sverre Varvin, and Rudi Vermote.

"Sex has undoubtedly become more complex since Freud’s original descriptions, yet in another way it has changed little. It is still there as the primary motor ensuring the survival of our species, the perpetuation of our genetic material. For all mammals the process of reproduction is at the centre of their behavioural systems. For mammals with minds, this is unlikely to be different. Sexual inhibition and dissatisfaction, conflicts and perversions, the sheer intensity of guilt, jealousy, and rage that sexuality entails, are indicators of how central sexual function remains for us. Psychoanalysis cannot shirk its traditional responsibility of casting light into the darkest recesses of our mental existence."
--Peter Fonagy

"All the contributors to this volume agree that understanding sexuality in its current manifestations, its “normalities” and “pathologies”, its relevance to illness and the process of recovery from trauma and failed developments within the therapeutic dyad and other relationships remains a central topic for future psychoanalytic research. Sexuality has to be rediscovered by psychoanalysis as its genuine field of research, which earns a high priority in our everyday clinical practice as well as in theorizing and research."
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6. Gender and Sexuality in 1968: Transformative Politics in the Cultural Imagination
Hardcover: 288 Pages (2009-10-15)
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This unique volume brings together literary critics, historians, and anthropologists from around the world to offer new understandings of gender and sexuality as they were redefined during the upheaval of 1968.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Cool chapters, crazy price
If you want great accounts of the sixties combined with a cogent editorial vision, this book is for you. ... Read more

7. Sexuality and Gender (Blackwell Readers in Sociology)
Hardcover: 504 Pages (2002-02-25)
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As society shapes the expression of sexual desire through cultural images and social institutions, sociologists examine how sexual behavior shapes, and is shaped by, social norms. Several of the most eminent and readable social theorists drive this important new line of sociological thought. Gathered here are thirty-two of the best essays on the sociology of sex and gender.

The essays included here reflect differences in race, gender, and class and demonstrate how different social groups experience different sets of social norms. Topics include gender and sex theory, identity, childhood and adolescent sexuality, the objectification of women, sexuality and religion, leisure and recreation, politics and social change, and the possible future of sexual relationships. These essays also explore contemporary issues that remain relevant to students and to current theoretical debates. Editorial introductions give further direction and insight, making this an ideal introduction to sex and gender. ... Read more

8. Genders and Sexualities in Modern Thailand
Paperback: 289 Pages (2000-06)
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Many foreign observers of the "Land of Smiles" are familiar with a narrow range of gender relations and sexual practices in Thailand, from the fanciful portrayal of 19th-century harem life in The King and I, to recent media coverage of sex tourism and AIDS. Yet serious study of patterns of sexuality, femininity, and masculinity in Thailand is relatively new. This book is a rare collection by scholars from around the world and across social disciplines who are tackling these issues.

The essays urge the reader to look beyond fantasies of Thailand as an "oriental sexual paradise" or "land of sexploitation" to historical and contemporary forms of gender and eroticism. Studies of the changing opinions and practices among villagers and urbanites, the creative expressions of novelists and aristocrats, and the concerns of early women's magazines and recent AIDS-prevention campaigns, reveal the extraordinary diversity of debates about gender and sexual issues in 20th-century Thailand.

Avoiding simplistic approaches to gender studies and sexuality research, the authors discuss how interpretations of gender roles, marriage, and intimate relationships differ between men and women; cultural regions; Thai and immigrant Chinese communities; and heterosexually and homosexually active groups-as well as between residents of Thailand and their foreign observers. By questioning accounts of Thailand as a place where gender is fluid and sexuality is free, the book unravels the complex processes by which Thai men and women understand themselves, appealing to both general readers and scholars of Thai society.

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9. Brutality and Desire: War and Sexuality in Europe's Twentieth Century (Genders and Sexualities in History)
Hardcover: 256 Pages (2009-01-15)
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Tracing sexual violence in Europes twentieth century from the Armenian genocide to Auschwitz and Algeria to Bosnia, this pathbreaking volume expands military history to include the realm of sexuality. Examining both stories of consensual romance and of intimate brutality, it also contributes significant new insights to the history of sexuality.
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10. Sexuality and Gender in the Classical World: Readings and Sources (Interpreting Ancient History)
Paperback: 336 Pages (2002-10-04)
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This volume provides essays that represent a range of perspectives on women, gender and sexuality in the ancient world, tracing the debates from the late 1960s to the late 1990s. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
The perspectives and interpretations of historical events or stories, and how they are used to provide some meager understanding of the 'classical' concept of sexuality and gender are specific to certain theoretical models of historical analysis, but the writing is overall clear and succinct so as to be convincing.The article by King title 'Bound to Bleed' did more to explain women's place in Ancient Greece then did two other entire classes on ancient Greek society!The section on Roman history gave a similar detailed accounting of women in Rome, Finley's 'The Silent Women of Rome' is short and easy to read for a good overview of the problem of understanding women's minds of that time, Joshel's 'Body Female and the Body Politic' is a great read on the myths of Roman history and how they established the future place of women in that culture. Actually, each article is strong in its own way, some more 'theory-bound' than others, and the supply of source material for all the referenced passages makes this one of the most useful books for my use in other situations, or even to read to keep my mind from becoming too limited by my own white/male/modern American perspective!!! ... Read more

11. Goth Culture: Gender, Sexuality and Style (Dress, Body, Culture)
by Dunja Brill
Paperback: 224 Pages (2008-12-15)
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Goth Culture explores Goths' expressive practices of dress, fashion, style and the body, in relation to issues of identity and representation.
The book shares vivid accounts of the author's experiences exploring gender and sexuality and doing fieldwork in the Gothic subculture. Through the voices of Goths from the UK, US and Germany, it draws the reader into the gender-bending and heavily gendered world of Goth. It reassesses the significance of the dress of both male and female Goths, examining these striking and often highly creative subcultural fashion displays.
Using a wide range of methods and sources, from ethnography to critical examination of music, literature, social theory and different types of popular media, Goth Culture offers an original and accessible analysis of the fashion, media and counterculture of the Gothic world.
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12. Sexuality, Gender and Power: Intersectional and Transnational Perspectives (Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality)
 Hardcover: 256 Pages (2010-11-16)
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Bringing together essays by a distinguished international group of leading and emerging scholars of sexuality and gender, this stimulating and accessible collection explores a range of theoretical and "real world" perspectives current in the field. Treating these approaches as complementary, Sexuality, Gender and Power fosters critical conversations about sexuality across disciplinary, cultural, national and ideological boundaries.
Underpinned by a broad editorial commitment to intersectionality, the chapters deploy approaches that range from historical materialism to queer theory, and from contract theory to theories of the gendered sexual self to address recurrent questions around agency, power, identity and self-hood. Theoretical debates inform and are informed by more empirically oriented chapters focusing on topics such as gay identity in contemporary Croatia, sexual politics in the Commonwealth Caribbean,  western "tango tourists," sexual violence in war, prostitution, femme fashion, changing sexual norms in China and Taiwan, and feminist politics in the 2008 US presidential campaign.
Each chapter is interesting and important in its own right; taken together, they advance gender theory and research by developing a complex conception of sexuality that explores intersections between and amongst theories, levels of analysis and identities, linking case studies to international trends and theoretical debates to everyday experiences.

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13. PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality
by Carol Queen, Lawrence Schimel
Paperback: 180 Pages (1997-10-10)
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PoMoSexuals dishes up an all-star cast of articulate, witty gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered authors - all of whom want to explode your assumptions about sexuality : Pat Califia, Dorothy Allison, Laura Antoniou, Jill Nagle, Ricki Anne Wilchins, Michael Thomas Ford, Scott O'Hara, Marco Vassi, Carol Queen, John Weir, D. Travers Scott, Greta Christina.Amazon.com Review
We live in a complicated world, and according to PoMoSexuals, it is alot more complicated than we thought. Now that society has become accustomed to theidea that gay men and lesbians exist, Lawrence Schimel and Carol Queen havebrought together 15 essays dedicated to demolishing those categories. Theyare not, of course, arguing that homosexuals don't exist, but simply thatthese categories and words cannot do justice to the wondrous complexity ofhuman sexuality. In PoMoSexuals you can read about heterosexual women who identify asgay men, the politics of placing a transgendered personal ad, and how trendygay male ghetto culture is less about sexual liberation than brand-nameaccumulation. No matter what your sexual identity is, PoMoSexuals will startle and enlighten, provoke and entertain. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Post Modern Sexuality
Queen, Carol (editor) and Lawrence Schimel (editor). "Pomosexuals: Challenging Assumptions about Gender and Sexuality", Cleis Press, 1997.

Post Modern Sexuality

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PoMo is short for Post Modern which is "a term for a movement following after and in direct reaction to Modernism; an outlook that acknowledges diverse and complex points of view". Pomosexual is "the queer erotic reality behind the boundaries of gender, separatism and essential notions of sexual orientation". The book looks at where we fit in terms of today's sanctioned GLBT communities. We live in a world full of complications and it has become even more complicated since the world acknowledges that we even exist. This book is a collection of 15 essays which demolish traditional categories and show that there are no words to describe the diversity of the GLBT community today (or the world of sexuality for that matter). We read about heterosexual women that identify themselves as gay men, transgender personal advertising, and the gay ghetto. We see how the Trans movement is not part of the overall society and assumptions are torn down about sexuality.
The book makes you want to read more mainly because it hits on issues that have largely been ignored. Most of the writers included are radical sex activists who put the ideas of queer theory into practice and the book is both cutting edge and in your face. It is a testimony to "the inadequacy and deconstruction of `heterosexual' and `homosexual' as discursive labels". Writers give us their personal experiences as sexual beings--i.e. the gender they feel themselves to be as opposed to their physical bodies and how they are challenged. None of the authors fit into the general expectations of sexuality--gay, lesbian, bisexual, etc. and we see how they define themselves. Each of the essays included are personal and thoughtful and excellently written and even though the book was written in 1997, what it says is interesting and relevant. It shows how labels and stereotypes tend to cloud the reality of who the GLBT community really is.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pomosexuals- Very good book!
Pomosexuals by Carol Queen and Lawrence Schimel was an excellent book.
This book was selected for my LGBT studies class at my college. At first when I started to read it, I was instantly engaged into the topic. I loved the way that Carol and Lawerence did not ignore any of the topics that other authors tend to stray away from. This material was factual and right in front of your nose. I was left with a pondering attitude on myself, especially with the chapter on loaded words; it really made me think about the times that I use words that sometimes other people would think of differently. This book definitely makes you think of looking at the world through somebody else's eyes! I would definitely recommend.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pomosexuals
Pomosexuals is an amazing book. Each chapter tells a different tale, they are queer and some are funny. The preface in this book makes me laugh everytime I read it. This was a selected text for my LGBT Studies class, the whole time I was reading it I kept thinking to myself, I am so lucky I get to read this as opposed to all the other horribly boring books that are out there. I especially enjoyed the section on loaded words, it is something that I continue to think about. Overall, this book was really great and I am glad at least one professor I have taken allowed us to read something that didn't put me to sleep.

5-0 out of 5 stars Seven years later, still fresh
I first bought this book when it came out in 1997. Now I'm taking an Anthropology of Homosexualities class (well yes, I do live in San Francisco, what made you ask?) and I'm using this book to compare with traditional ethnographies for my term paper, after discarding several more recent books.The all-star team of editors made an excellent choice of contributors. Wonderfully readable book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Personal experiences rarely lose value
Even though this collection of essays from folks talking about gender and sexuality outside of the narrow boxes is from 1997, the personal accounts are still very interesting to read.Have things changed?We can hope so.For now this is a good read but the essays could be more carefully organized.Frankly it feels like the essays were collected first then the table of contents fitted around them leaving some a bit odd feeling.The quality of the essay varies with the author frankly.The best and most wide reaching essay is the very first: Greta Christina's look at the power of words.A good introduction for almost anyone on any topic. ... Read more

14. Women and Gender: A Feminist Psychology
by Mary Crawford, Rhoda Unger, Mary Crawford, Rhoda Unger
Paperback: 480 Pages (2003-10-20)
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This is a best-selling text for Psychology of Women, Sex and Gender, or Sex Roles undergraduate courses offered by Psychology departments. Known for its engaging, never oversimplified style, Women and Gender features an integrated thematic organization synthesized in the final chapter. The authors, who are well-known, active scholars in the field, offer a feminist perspective--advocating basic equality of women and men socially, economically, and politically--while objectively reporting research findings. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource for all woman!
This really is a great book. I learned so much from this book! Yes, it's gendered biased but that's what it's supposed to be. It's about woman. It's about woman at all stages of life, and a view from all walks of life.

4-0 out of 5 stars Women and Gender
Smooth transaction where the product was in the condition that was described and arrived within the estimated arrival date thus shipping was also as described. Thank you.

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy Read
This book was very easy to read and packed full of great information.Great book for a psych of gender class!

3-0 out of 5 stars Life changing material
Often we accept the status quo that we are born into.We are not prodded to criticize the rules and standards passed on by our fathers and their forefathers. The key word here is FATHERS!This book isn't about being liberal or conservative, its about completeness. History, Education, and gender bias have ignored and continue to marginalize half of our society.I had not realized this before I took this class or read this book.I had the same societially fed distaste for feminism that most people have, but feminists are, in the highest sense, humanists.This book explores with research, (rather than only theorizing) sources of discrimination and oppression for both men and women.This book has been a source of empowerment for both me and many of the women around me.I strongly encourage ANYONE to read it.This book has not only changed my mind, but it has changed my life.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good work, well researched, liberal ideas.
This book is generally good, unfortunatley the class I took that used this book was not good. So I'm having trouble separating the book from the class. Taken by itself the book is informative and I feel does a good jobof covering the various expiriences of women.The book, of course, doestake a liberal slant but the attempt to be balanced is there and should beappreciated by readers of a more conservative slant. The authors do have anagenda, as do most liberal feminists, and they make no apologies for theirideas. The best sections are the ones dealing with women and sexuality. Theauthors are sensitive and try to go beyond mere male-bashing. The authorsalso stick to significant issues, (something the class didn't do), and tokeep the book from getting to boring they insert cartoons, usuallyDoonsberry, to illustrate their case. The cartoons are appropriate and addto the work. ... Read more

15. Gender, Sex and Sexuality: Contemporary Psychological Perspectives (Contemporary Psychology Series, 9)
by Gerda Siann
Hardcover: 212 Pages (1994-07-01)
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For some time sex has been defined as the biological difference between men and women, and gender as the manner in which culture defines and constrains these differences. Feminine/masculine, male/female, women/men, boy/girl - terms of sexual and gender division like these permeate the way we think and talk about ourselves and each other. On most occasions we find their use non-problematic and people employ them easily, at other times, however, particularly if we are interested in psychology, we may wonder whether this ease is illusory.; One may speculate whether being a woman necessarily implies being "feminine". One may question why young women are often referred to as girls, while men are seldom referred to as boys. Is dressing in a stereotypically feminine manner a reliable indication that a woman is heterosexual? What about cross dressing? Why do these topics hold so much fascination for the media?; "Gender, Sex and Sexuality" examines the effects that the inequalities experienced between men and women have had on the psychologies of both sexes, and the battle to remove them. It aims to introduce the reader to current research and theories, drawing on novels, theatre, soap operas, as well as research for case histories. ... Read more

16. Disorders Of Desire: Sexuality And Gender In Modern American Sexology
by Janice Irvine
Paperback: 312 Pages (2005-09-28)
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Disorders of Desire is the only book to tell the story of the development and impact of sexology—the scientific study of sex—in the United States. In this era of sex scandals, culture wars, "Sex in the City," and new sexual enhancement technologies (like erectile dysfunction drugs), its critique of sexology is even more relevant than it was when the book was first published in 1990.This revised and expanded edition features new chapters addressing:

* The diagnosis of "sex addiction"in the 1970s and its social and political implications.

* New developments within the field of sexology, including the "Viagra Revolution"that began in the 1990s.

* The pharmaceutical industry's role in the development of sexual enhancements and the search for the female equivalent of Viagra. ... Read more

17. Theorizing Intersectionality and Sexuality (Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences)
Hardcover: 288 Pages (2010-11-23)
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This book re-examines political, conceptual and methodological concerns of ‘intersectionality’, bringing these into conversation with sexuality studies. It explores sexual identifications, politics and inequalities as these (dis)connect across time and place, and are re-constituted in relation to class, disability, ethnicity, gender and age.
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18. Gender, Nature, and Nurture
by Richard A. Lippa
Paperback: 360 Pages (2005-03)
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This engaging text presents the latest scientific findings on gender differences, similarities, and variations--in sexuality, cognitive abilities, occupational preferences, personality, and social behaviors. The impact of nature and nurture on gender is examined from the perspectives of genetics, molecular biology, evolutionary theory, neuroanatomy, sociology, and psychology. The result is a balanced, fair-minded synthesis of diverse points of view. Dr. Lippa's text sympathetically summarizes each side of the nature-nurture debate, and in a witty imagined conversation between a personified "nature" and "nurture," he identifies weaknesses in the arguments offered by both sides. His review defines gender, summarizes research on gender differences, examines the nature of masculinity and femininity, describes theories of gender, and presents a "cascade model," which argues that nature and nurture weave together to form the complex tapestry known as gender.

Gender, Nature, and Nurture, Second Edition features:
*new research on sex differences in personality, moral thought, coping styles, sexual and antisocial behavior, and psychological adjustment;
*the results of a new meta-analysis of sex differences in real-life measures of aggression;
*new sections on non-hormonal direct genetic effects on sexual differentiation; hormones and maternal behavior; and on gender, work, and pay; and
*expanded accounts of sex differences in children's play and activity levels; social learning theories of gender, and social constructionist views of gender.

This lively "primer" is an ideal book for courses on gender studies, the psychology of women, or of men, and gender roles. Its wealth of updated information will stimulate the professional reader, and its accessible style will captivate the student and general reader. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great review on gender differences!
As someone who does research in this area (gender differences in consumer behavior), I found this to be a very helpful review of the literature.Well done! :) ... Read more

19. The Psychology of Gender, Second Edition
Paperback: 358 Pages (2005-08-19)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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To what extent does gender influence our behavior, thoughts, and feelings? How do "nature" and "nurture" interact to shape our identities as female or male? And what are the effects of gender on the ways we are perceived and treated by others? The second edition of this important text and reference confronts the central questions pertaining to gender differences and similarities across the lifespan. Rather than focusing on a particular viewpoint, the volume is carefully designed to foster comparison among different lines of psychological research and provide a broad survey of cutting-edge work in the field.
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Anne E. Beall & Robert J. Sternberg, editors
The Psychology of Gender

(New York: Gilford Press, 1993)278 pages

A collection of articles by about 10 psychologists
exploring the differences between men and women.
They all agree that there are such differences
in the roles men and women play in society,
and they are mostly dissatisfied with the inequality,
but they do not offer any new suggestions for overcoming such differences.
The book summarizes academic research completed by the early 1990s.
This reviewer hopes for more insightful books in the future,
especially with concrete suggestions for correcting the problems.

Perhaps the new edition, where this review appears,
has offered some constructive suggestions.

If you would like to discover other books along these lines,
search the Internet for:
"SEX ROLE---Bibliography of books".

4-0 out of 5 stars The Psychology of Gender
Overall a very nice and smooth transaction and the book was in the condition that was described. Thank you.

5-0 out of 5 stars Informative text book
I purchased this book as a required text for the University of Kentucky doctoral program but would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in studying male/female differences and similarities. ... Read more

20. Race, Gender, and Sexuality: Philosophical Issues of Identity and Justice
by Jami L. Anderson
Paperback: 624 Pages (2002-09-16)
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Asin: 0130980811
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This anthology of contemporary articles (and court cases provides a philosophical analysis of race, sex and gender concepts and issues. Divided into three relatively independent yet thematically linked sections, the anthology first addresses identity issues, then injustices and inequalities, and then specific social and legal issues relevant to race, sex and gender. By exposing readers to both theoretical foundations, opposing views, and "real life" applications, the anthology prepares them to make critically reasoned decisions concerning today's race, gender and sex social issues.Sex and Gender Identity. Sexuality and Sexual Orientation. Race and Ethnicity. Racism. Sexism. Heterosexism and Homophobia. Equality and Preferential Treatment. Discriminatory Harassment. Identity Speech and Political Speech. Sexual Speech. Sexual Assault.For anyone interested in the philosophical underpinnings of today's Race, Sex, and Gender issues. ... Read more

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The seller was GREAT, honest, and shipped the book right away... the book was in better condition than originally stated...I had a get experience working with this seller and I will definetly purchase with this seller again....Thank you! ... Read more

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