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Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction

Veronique Mottier

April 2008

ISBN: 9780199298020

168 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Is our sexuality a product of our genes, or of society, culture, and politics? How have views of sexual norms changed over time? And how have feminism, religion, and HIV/AIDS affected our attitudes to sex? This Very Short Introduction examines these questions and many more, exploring what shapes our sexuality, and how our sexuality shapes us.

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Is our sexuality a product of our genes, or of society, culture, and politics? How have views of sexual norms changed over time? And how have feminism, religion, and HIV/AIDS affected our attitudes to sex? This Very Short Introduction examines these questions and many more, exploring what shapes our sexuality, and how our sexuality shapes us.

  • An accessible and thought-provoking introduction to the major debates around sex and sexuality in the modern world
  • Focuses on the social, political, and psychological aspects of sexuality, and looks at how sexual politics and activism have transformed the way we live
  • Highly topical: tackling the controversies that confront us when issues of sex and sexuality are discussed, from gay rights and religious doctrine to HIV\AIDS and feminism

About the Author(s)

Veronique Mottier, Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge & Professor in Sociology, University of Lausanne

Table of Contents

    1:Before Sexuality
    2:The Invention of Sexuality
    3:Virgins or Whores? Feminist Critiques of Sexuality
    4:The State in the Bedroom
    5:The Future of Sex
    References and Further Reading