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Perspectives in human sexuality

Author: Gail Hawkes; John Geoffrey Scott
Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on sociological, scientific, historical and ethical knowledge, [this text] discusses the following critical issues: gay, lesbian and queer culture, sex among young people and sex education, prostitution and pornography, Indigenous Australian sexualities, homophobia, sexual dysfunction and sex therapies, sexuality and aging."--Cover.
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Perspectives in human sexuality.
South Melbourne, Vic. ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)768343589
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Hawkes; John Geoffrey Scott
ISBN: 0195517016 9780195517019
OCLC Number: 58593123
Description: xxiii, 344 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Sex and society / Gail Hawkes and John Scott --
2. Sexuality and social theory / Gail Hawkes and John Scott --
3. Contemporary gay cultures in Australia / Michael Hurley --
4. The L word : histories, theories, and contemporary stories of lesbianism / Barbara Baird --
5. Don't panic! : young people and the social organization of sex / Jo Lindsay --
6. Ageing and sexuality --
the final frontier for positive ageing? / Allison Kirkman --
7. Sexual cultures : some notes on indigenous Australian sexualities / Jon Willis --
8. Out on the world stage : queer cultures and globalization / Mark McLeeland --
9. Naughty but nice, or never on Sundays? : sex and sin, past and present / Gail Hawkes --
10. 'Children ask the damnedest questions!' : sex(uality) education as a social problem / John Scott --
11. Sexual dysfunction and sex therapy / Ross Morrow --
12. From dangerous sexualities to risky sex : regulating sexuality in the name of public health / Allanah Ryan --
13. Crimes against manhood : homophobia as the penalty or betraying hegemonic masculinity / David Plummer --
14. A labour of sex? : female and male prostitution / John Scott --
15. Pornography / Kath Albury --
Epilogue : new times, new controls? : authorised and unauthorised sex / Gail Hawkes --
App. Key thinkers in sexology.
Responsibility: edited by Gail Hawkes and John Scott.
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