Disorders of Desire: Sexuality and Gender in Modern American Sexology

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Temple University Press, 2005 - 304
Disorders of Desireis the only book to tell the story of the development and impact of sexology - the scientific study of sex - in the United States. In this era of sex scandals, culture wars, "Sex in the City," and new sexual enhancement technologiies (like erectile dysfunction drugs), its critique of sexology is even more relevant than it was when the book was first published in 1990. Revised throughout, this new edition features a chapter on the invention of the diagnosis of "sex addiction" in the 1970s, examining the social and political implications of this "disorder." The new Afterward focuses on recent developments within the field of sexology. In particular, it discusses the "Viagra Revolution" that began in the 1990s, analyzing the role of the pharmaceutical industry in developing sexual enhancements and in searching for the female equivalent of Viagra.

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Toward a ValueFree Science of Sex The Kinsey Reports
Science Medicine and a Market
Sexology at a Crossroad Consolidation and Confusion
The Humanistic Theme in Sexology
Sexual Science and Sexual Politics
Conflict and Accommodation Who Defines Sexuality?
The Practice of Scientific Sexology Sex Therapy and Gender Research
Repairing the Conjugal Bed The Clinical Practice of Modern Sex Therapy
Regulated Passions The Invention of Inhibited Sexual Desire and Sex Addiction
Boys Will Be Girls Contemporary Research on Gender
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Strona 278 - George Herbert Mead, Mind. Self, and Society: From the Standpoint of a Social Behaviorist, ed Charles W. Morris (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962), see back cover. 9. TV Smith, "Social Philosophy of George Herbert Mead," American Journal of Sociology 37 (1931): 369.

Informacje o autorze (2005)

Janice M. Irvine is Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the author of Talk About Sex: The Battles over Sex Education in the United States and the editor of Sexual Cultures and the Construction of Adolescent Sexualities (Temple). In 2005, she received the Simon and Gagnon Award from the Sexualities Section of the American Sociological Association.

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