ISBN 9780195330496,Speaking of Sexuality: Interdisciplinary Readings

Speaking of Sexuality: Interdisciplinary Readings



Oxford University Press

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9780195330496

ISBN-10 0195330498

Paper Back

Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 386 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

SPEAKING OF SEXUALITY features leading works in sexuality research and theory, both contemporary and classic, with a balance of in-depth articles about timely topics from the popular press. This combination of features enables students in their quest to become more savvy consumers of sexuality related materials in the mass media. The framework for this anthology, as in the First Edition, is sexual health--an organizing principle based on two assumptions: (1) sexuality is an inseparable part of an individual's persona; and (2) sexuality spans the life cycle from birth to death.
In the Second Edition, editors Davidson and Moore provide an alternative for instructors who prefer a student-friendly, yet rigorous and less sensationalized set of readings. This edition offers 17 new articles. The articles, drawn from both research journals and the popular press, address an array of sexuality issues at the academic and personal levels. New topical coverage includes:
An expos from Judith Levine's controversial book Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex, describing the "politics of fear" in the war against AIDS.
"Venus in Furs," a fascinating chapter from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Natalie Angier's book, Woman: An Intimate Geography, revealing a scientific fantasia of womanhood.
From Pepper Schwartz and Virginia E. Rutter's book The Gender of Sexuality, persuasive arguments calling for an end to polemics that distort the opposing views of gender and sexual desire.
An original treatise exploring philosophies and practices of sexuality education from Terrance D. Olson.
An odyssey of the sexual development that shapes a person's sexual identity, attitudes, and behavior by John D. DeLamater and William N. Friedrich.
A review of theoretical and methodological advancements in sexuality research in the 1990s by F. Scott Christopher and Susan Sprecher.

This anthology covers many timely topics such as the "primal scene" and children; RU-486; cybersex addiction; religion and erotic development in children; pretending orgasm; race, class, and gender in adult sexual scripts; sexuality and spinal cord injury; sexual scripting and token resistance; estrogen and sexual desire; college virgins; sexuality and religiosity; sexuality laws; philosophies of sexuality education; and a meta-analysis of sexuality research.

A full-scale, revised Instructor's Manual/Testing Program provides comprehensive assistance for instructors. Features include a topical matrix based on current sexuality texts, article summaries, key points of each article, a general conclusion of each article, multiple-choice questions, true-or-false questions, essay questions, article review forms, and suggested websites.