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Disorders of desire : sexuality and gender in modern American sexology

Author: Janice M Irvine
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Temple University Press, 0905.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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History of the development and impact of sexology in the United States. 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, such as the introduction of Viagra in the 1990s; the pharmaceutical industry's role in the development of sexual enhancements and the search  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janice M Irvine
ISBN: 1592131514 9781592131518
OCLC Number: 428142587
Description: p. cm ; . cm
Contents: Preface to the Revised and Expanded EditionIntroductionPart I. The Emergence of Scientific Sexology1. Toward a "Value-Free" Science of Sex: The Kinsey Reports2. Science, Medicine, and a MarketPart II. Sexology at a Crossroad: Consolidation and Confusion3. The Humanistic Theme in Sexology4. Sexual Science and Sexual Politics5. Conflict and Accommodation: Who Defines Sexuality?Part III. The Practice of Scientific Sexology: Sex Therapy and Gender Research6. Repairing the Conjugal Bed: The Clinical Practice of Modern Sex Therapy7. Regulated Passions: The Invention of Inhibited Sexual Desire and Sex Addiction8. Boys Will Be Girls: Contemporary Research on GenderConclusionAfterwordNotesIndex
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"This deeply perceptive history and critique of American sexology illustrates graphically social historians' conviction that the subject of sexuality can be an important avenue to decoding culture. Read more...

 
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