Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 599 g
Dimensions: 238 x 165 x 24 mm
Edition: Second Edition
Assign this book and your students will get a clear overview of research on sex, and how gender affects our sex lives. Whether the topic is what couples are actually doing in bed, gay marriage, teen sex education, bisexuality, or the college 'hookup,' Rutter and Schwartz provide clear explanations of research and debates. -- Paula England, New York University
In this lively, relevant, and fun to read book, Rutter and Schwartz invite us to question why sexuality is a gendered experience, rather than something based on preferences or tastes such as 'tall' or 'left-handed.' Using both experience and evidence, they uncouple gender from sexuality to explain why and how we insist on putting them together in the first place. A unique strength of the book is the integration of biological and social constructionist perspectives on sexuality. The result is an up-to-date, comprehensive tour de force of the social science of gendered sexuality. -- Jodi O'Brien, Seattle University, author of "The Production of Reality"
From Lady Gaga to Bristol Palin, this second edition features fresh updates and invites readers to explore sexuality as a gendered phenomenon. Rutter and Schwartz provide a nuanced and comprehensive analysis of major research studies and contemporary cultural scripts on sexuality and gender. The authors address key questions from an integrative perspective, illustrating why human sexuality and gender must be examined together. The Gender of Sexuality succeeds as a sociological toolbox-equipping readers to investigate the stereotypes and assumptions hidden within everyday social productions of sexualities. -- Adina Nack, California Lutheran University
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