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Ghaziani, Amin

Sex Cultures

Ghaziani, Amin - Sex Cultures, ebook

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Why is it so hard to talk about sex and sexuality?

In this crisp and compelling book, Amin Ghaziani provides a pithy introduction to the field of sexuality studies through a distinctively cultural lens. Rather than focusing on sex acts, which make us feel flustered and blind us to a bigger picture, Ghaziani crafts a conversation about sex cultures that zooms in on the diverse contexts that give meaning to our sexual pursuits and practices. Unlike sex, which is a biological expression, the word 'sexuality' highlights how the materiality of the body acquires cultural meaning as it encounters other bodies, institutions, regulations, symbols, societal norms, values, and worldviews. Think of it this way: sex + culture = sexuality.

Sex Cultures offers an introduction to sexuality unlike any other. Its case-study and debate-driven approach, animated by examples from across the globe and across disciplines, upends stubborn assumptions that pit sex against society. The elegance of the arguments makes this book a pleasurable read for beginners and experts alike.

Keywords: Sexuality, culture wars, homosexuality, bisexuality, diversity, transgender, variety, sexual experience, tolerance, gender, sociology, cultural studies, LGBT, queer, gayborhooods, Sociology of Culture, Gender Studies, Sociology of Culture, Gender Studies

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2017
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Cultural Sociology
Page amount
200 pages
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781509518586
Printed ISBN
9780745670409

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