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Sexuality (Paperback) (Jeffrey Weeks)

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The new edition of Sexuality displays the qualities which have made this book a key text for understanding human sexuality. Jeffrey Weeks blends deep empirical knowledge with theoretical sophistication and a sensitivity to the politics of sexuality. Framing and shaping the analysis is an acute understanding of globalisation, which has generated a profound rethinking of what is meant by sexuality. This is dramatized by the rise and rise of cybersex, which has opened unprecedented opportunities for sexual interaction and sexual choice, but also posed new sexual dangers and anxiety. Debates about the regulation and control of sexuality, and the intersection of various dimensions of power and domination are contextualised by a sustained argument about the importance of agency in remaking sexual and intimate life, above all for women and for LGBTQ people. Particular attention is given to the debates about same-sex marriage which symbolize the transformations that have taken place. These controversies in turn feed into debates about intimate citizenship and human sexual rights in a rapidly changing world.

Number of Pages: 281
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Key Ideas
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Jeffrey Weeks
Language: English
Street Date: October 3, 2016
TCIN: 51821627
UPC: 9781138022898
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-5565
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