With Respect to Sex

Author: Gayatri Reddy
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226707547
Release Date: 2010-05-15
Genre: Social Science

With Respect to Sex is an intimate ethnography that offers a provocative account of sexual and social difference in India. The subjects of this study are hijras or the "third sex" of India—individuals who occupy a unique, liminal space between male and female, sacred and profane. Hijras are men who sacrifice their genitalia to a goddess in return for the power to confer fertility on newlyweds and newborn children, a ritual role they are respected for, at the same time as they are stigmatized for their ambiguous sexuality. By focusing on the hijra community, Gayatri Reddy sheds new light on Indian society and the intricate negotiations of identity across various domains of everyday life. Further, by reframing hijra identity through the local economy of respect, this ethnography highlights the complex relationships among local and global, sexual and moral, economies. This book will be regarded as the definitive work on hijras, one that will be of enormous interest to anthropologists, students of South Asian culture, and specialists in the study of gender and sexuality.

Sex Tourism

Author: Michael C. Hall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134646975
Release Date: 2005-07-08
Genre: Social Science

Sex Tourism examines the issues which emerge from sex worker-client interactions and from tourists visiting 'sex destinations'. It is a comprehensive summary of past research by academics and original primary and secondary research by the authors and has examples from Asia, Australasia and the USA. The authors have generated new models to show different dimensions of sex tourism, which normalise at least some components of the sex industry, and represent a new way of looking at sex tourism by challenging the preconceived perceptions that some people have of sex tourism or confirm the impression of others. Sex Tourism looks at issues of importance to those working in tourism, women's studies, gender studies and social change.

Consent to Sexual Relations

Author: Alan Wertheimer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521536111
Release Date: 2003-09-18
Genre: Law

An important discussion of philosophical issues surrounding consent to sexual relations.

The Philosophy of Sex

Author: Alan Soble
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742513467
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Philosophy

In the fourth edition of The Philosophy of Sex, distinguished philosophers and social critics confront a variety of issues, including prostitution, adultery, masturbation, homosexuality, and the different attitudes men and women have about sex. The fourth edition includes an entirely new section on Kant and sex, as well as new essays by Michael E. Levin, Cheshire Calhoun, Irving Singer, Pat Califia, and Alan Soble. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Sex from Plato to Paglia A L

Author: Alan Soble
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313334242
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Sex

More than 150 alphabetically arranged entries on topics, thinkers, religions, movements, and concepts locate sexuality in its humanistic and social contexts.

The Descent Of Man And Selection In Relation To Sex

Author: Charles Robert Darwin
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781473382602
Release Date: 2013-04-16
Genre: Nature

Charles Darwin is known the world over for his groundbreaking work on the theory of evolution. Here is his follow up to that seminal work, dealing with the issue of the evolutionary history of Homo Sapiens. A must read for any fan of the history of science.

The Gender of Psychology

Author: Tamara Shefer
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
ISBN: 1919713921
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Social Science

Unique with its predominately South African context, this examination draws on local experiences and studies to present a critical gender analysis of the discipline and practice of psychology in marginalized parts of the world. A critical reflection on how psychology frequently reinforces oppressive practices with respect to gender, sex, and sexuality as well as a look to professional areas of psychology and their application in terms of gender differences are included. Students of psychology and gender studies are offered a wealth of international critical theory complimented by material from communities not usually represented in psychology textbooks.

Principles of Research Design in the Social Sciences

Author: Frank Bechhofer
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415214438
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Social Science

This practical introduction for first time researchers provides a bridge between how to conduct research and the philosophy of social science, allowing students to relate what they are doing to why. It does not provide a set of rigid recipes for social scientists as many methodology books do, rather it stimulates students to think about the issues involved when deciding upon their research design. By discussing standard approaches to research design and method in various social science disciplines, the authors illustrate why particular designs have traditionally predominated in certain areas of study. But whilst they acknowledge the strengths of these standard approaches, their emphasis is on helping researchers find the most effective solution to their problem by encouraging them, through this familiarity with the principles of various approaches, to innovate where appropriate. This text will prove indispensable for social science students of all levels embarking upon a research project, and for experienced researchers looking for a fresh perspective on their object of study.

Designing and Conducting Gender Sex and Health Research

Author: John L. Oliffe
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781452236551
Release Date: 2011-04-18
Genre: Medical

This book provides the first resource dedicated to critically examining gender and sex in study designs, methods, and analysis in health research. In order to produce ethical, accurate, and effective research findings it is vital to integrate both sex (biological characteristics) and gender (socially constructed factors) into any health study. This book draws attention to some of the methodological complexities in this enterprise and offers ways to thoughtfully address these by drawing on empirical examples across a range of topics and disciplines.

Sex and the Soul Updated Edition

Author: Donna Freitas
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190221300
Release Date: 2015-02-27
Genre: Religion

First published in 2008, Donna Freitas's Sex and the Soul revealed what college students -- at institutions large and small, public and private, secular, Catholic, and evangelical -- really think about sex, dating, religion, and spirituality. Based on face-to-face interviews with students across the country, Sex and the Soul achieved national acclaim, illuminating the as-yet-unexplored struggles of college students navigating the lines of faith and sexuality. Now, in this updated edition, Freitas reflects on the hundreds of conversations she has had with students since the book was first published in an all-new afterword, and offers practical advice for young people struggling with issues of sex and spirituality and for the adults giving them guidance.

Sex Crime and the Media

Author: Chris Greer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135999865
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Social Science

Sex crime has become one of the most intense areas of public and political concern in recent decades. This book explores the complex influences that shape its construction in the press. Media representations give important clues as to how we should perceive the nature and extent of sex crime, how we should think and feel about it, how we should respond to it, and the measures that might be taken to reduce risk. Understanding the media construction of sex crime is central to understanding its meaning and place in our everyday lives. Unlike much of the existing research, this book explores the construction of sex crime at every stage of the news production process. It then locates the findings within a wider context of cultural, economic and political change in late modernity. The book; shows how increased market competition and tabloidisation has altered fundamentally the way in which news is produced, communicated and consumed discusses representations of the full range of sex crimes from consensual homosexual offences and prostitution to serial rape and sex murder draws upon extensive empirical research in Northern Ireland, while addressing issues relevant to advance capitalist societies across the globe

Crossdressing in Context Vol 1 Dress Gender

Author: Gregory G. Bolich
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780615156330
Release Date: 2007-11
Genre: Reference

The first in a five volume set, this book reestablishes dress as a foundational context for crossdressing. This major study demonstrates the interplay between sex, gender, and clothes, especially as these relate to transgender behaviors, of which crossdressing is the best-known.

Arguing About Sex

Author: Joseph Monti
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791424790
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Religion

This book is about current issues in sexual morality, the Christian church, and moral argument in late modernity.