A richly textured cultural history that investigates the characterization of the sex of adult male bodies before the Enlightenment.
A Cultural History
Author: Patricia Simons
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This monumental study of medieval law and sexual conduct explores the origin and develpment of the Christian church's sex law and the systems of belief upon which that law rested. Focusing on the Church's own legal system of canon law, James A. Brundage offers a comprehensive history of legal doctrines–covering the millennium from A.D. 500 to 1500–concerning a wide variety of sexual behavior, including marital sex, adultery, homosexuality, concubinage, prostitution, masturbation, and incest. His survey makes strikingly clear how the system of sexual control in a world we have half-forgotten has shaped the world in which we live today. The regulation of marriage and divorce as we know it today, together with the outlawing of bigamy and polygamy and the imposition of criminal sanctions on such activities as sodomy, fellatio, cunnilingus, and bestiality, are all based in large measure upon ideas and beliefs about sexual morality that became law in Christian Europe in the Middle Ages. "Brundage's book is consistently learned, enormously useful, and frequently entertaining. It is the best we have on the relationships between theological norms, legal principles, and sexual practice."—Peter Iver Kaufman, Church History
Author: James A. Brundage
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
"A rare pleasure. Rooting gender and consumption in the actions of people making their own history, these brilliant essays move from nineteenth-century pinups to the formation of gendered modernity. Once you've savored this volume, you'll never think of modern life in the same way again."--Temma Kaplan, author of "Red City, Blue Period"
Gender and Consumption in Historical Perspective
Author: Victoria De Grazia
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Business & Economics
In this book, Dr Stoller describes patients with marked abberrations in their masculinity and feminity--primarily transsexuals, transvestites and patients with marked biological abnormalities of their sex - in order to find clues to gender development in more normal people.
The Development of Masculinity and Femininity
Author: Robert J. Stoller
Publisher: Karnac Books
A fully revised edition of classic text, accessible introduction to fundamental questions concerning sex and gender.
Author: John Archer,Barbara Lloyd
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The meaning of sex and sexuality becomes increasingly important over the course of human development. This is a comprehensive guide to current knowledge and expert analysis of sex and sexuality.
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
A thirtieth anniversary edition of the guide first published in 1972 features updated text and illustrations and covers such topics as sexually transmitted diseases and achieving healthy intimacy. Reprint.
Author: Alex Comfort
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
This collection brings together scholars and artists in disability studies, sexuality, queer theory, and feminism, to show how much sexuality studies and disability studies have to learn from each other.
Author: Robert McRuer,Anna Mollow
Publisher: Duke University Press
Looking at sex and sexuality from a variety of historical, sociological and theoretical perspectives, as represented in a variety of media, Sex in Antiquity represents a vibrant picture of the discipline of ancient gender and sexuality studies, showcasing the work of leading international scholars as well as that of emerging talents and new voices. Sexuality and gender in the ancient world is an area of research that has grown quickly with often sudden shifts in focus and theoretical standpoints. This volume contextualises these shifts while putting in place new ideas and avenues of exploration that further develop this lively field or set of disciplines. This broad study also includes studies of gender and sexuality in the Ancient Near East which not only provide rich consideration of those areas but also provide a comparative perspective not often found in such collections. Sex in Antiquity is a major contribution to the field of ancient gender and sexuality studies.
Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World
Author: Mark Masterson,Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz,James Robson
Are sex and gender really two different things? How malleable is gender identity? Should we emphasize gender differences? These are only some of the questions Hilary Lips addresses regarding one of the most important dimensions of human life since time immemorial. Stereotypes, gender roles, and how social relationships function all combine to assign meanings to the male–female distinction that affects all aspects of social life. Taking advantage of the abundance of current research that reevaluates and resituates the major issues of sex and gender, the Sixth Edition collects and distills this scholarship into a book that is readily accessible and relevant to today’s readers. Lips incorporates knowledge gained from a range of social sciences, taking a critical approach to empirical research. Throughout the book, she emphasizes culturally, racially, and sexually diverse perspectives. A discussion of the role that gender plays in social relationships and power hierarchies illuminates the experience of inequality between men and women in business, education, politics, and the media. The ideas presented in Sex and Gender will raise readers’ awareness of the issues contributing to that major social problem.
An Introduction, Sixth Edition
Author: Hilary M. Lips
Publisher: Waveland Press
Category: Social Science
What does it mean to respect the dignity of a human being? What sort of support do human capacities demand from the world, and how should we think about this support when we encounter differences of gender or sexuality? How should we think about each other across divisions that a legacy of injustice has created? In Sex and Social Justice, Martha Nussbaum delves into these questions and emerges with a distinctive conception of feminism that links feminist inquiry closely to the important progress that has been made during the past few decades in articulating theories of both national and global justice. Growing out of Nussbaum's years of work with an international development agency connected with the United Nations, this collection charts a feminism that is deeply concerned with the urgent needs of women who live in hunger and illiteracy, or under unequal legal systems. Offering an internationalism informed by development economics and empirical detail, many essays take their start from the experiences of women in developing countries. Nussbaum argues for a universal account of human capacity and need, while emphasizing the essential role of knowledge of local circumstance. Further chapters take on the pursuit of social justice in the sexual sphere, exploring the issue of equal rights for lesbians and gay men. Nussbaum's arguments are shaped by her work on Aristotle and the Stoics and by the modern liberal thinkers Kant and Mill. She contends that the liberal tradition of political thought holds rich resources for addressing violations of human dignity on the grounds of sex or sexuality, provided the tradition transforms itself by responsiveness to arguments concerning the social shaping of preferences and desires. She challenges liberalism to extend its tradition of equal concern to women, always keeping both agency and choice as goals. With great perception, she combines her radical feminist critique of sex relations with an interest in the possibilities of trust, sympathy, and understanding. Sex and Social Justice will interest a wide readership because of the public importance of the topics Nussbaum addresses and the generous insight she shows in dealing with these issues. Brought together for this timely collection, these essays, extensively revised where previously published, offer incisive political reflections by one of our most important living philosophers.
Author: Martha C. Nussbaum
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Sex and the Weimar Republic shows how, in Weimar Germany, the citizen's right to sexual freedom came with a duty to keep sexuality private, non-commercial, and respectable.
German Homosexual Emancipation and the Rise of the Nazis
Author: Laurie Marhoefer
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE
An exploration of the construction of sexual difference and gender identity in eighteenth-century England.
Bodies and Gender in English Erotic Culture
Author: Karen Harvey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
In this account, Professor Maynard Smith considers the question of why organisms reproduce sexually and considers the selective forces responsible.
Author: John Maynard Smith
Publisher: CUP Archive
Thirty contemporary essays that explore philosophically, conceptually, and theologically the nature, social meanings, and morality of contemporary sexual phenomena. From publisher description.
Author: Alan Soble,Nicholas P. Power,Raja Halwani
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Health & Fitness
A social, cultural, and medical history of transsexuality in the United States discusses early twentieth-century sex experiments, the first sex-change operation, the issues of medical ethics and human rights, and how cultural and scientific factors redefined sexuality. (Social Science)
Author: Joanne J. MEYEROWITZ
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Probing into numerous questions about gender and sexuality, Dale Martin delves into the biblical texts anew and unearths surprising findings. Avoiding preconceptions about ancient sexuality, he explores the ethics of desire and marriage and pays careful attention to the original meanings of words, especially those used as evidence of Paul's opposition to homosexuality. For example, after a remarkably faithful reading of the scriptural texts, Martin concludes that our contemporary obsession with marriage--and the whole search for the "right" sexual relationships--is antithetical to the message of the gospel. In all of these essays, however, Martin argues for engaging Scripture in a way that goes beyond the standard historical-critical questions and the assumptions of textual agency in order to find a faith that has no foundations other than Jesus Christ.
Gender and Sexuality in Biblical Interpretation
Author: Dale B. Martin
Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
Rainer Lutra widmet sich dem „Super-GAU“ für den Mann und seinen emotionalen Folgen nach der Diagnose Prostatakrebs. Schonungslos offen nimmt er den „Betroffenen“ und die „Co-Betroffene“, also die Ehefrau, Partnerin oder Geliebte, mit auf die Achterbahn der Gefühle. Männer reden nur selten über die eigene Erfahrung der Erektilen Dysfunktion, die noch allzu häufig mit dem Tabu der „Peinlichkeit“ und des „Selbstwertverlustes“ belegt ist. Rainer Lutra schreibt über die Realität, wie schmerzlich sie sich anfühlt, und zeigt aus seiner eigenen Erfahrung auf, wie erfüllend die Liebe und der Sex nach einer Prostatakrebserkrankung für den Mann und auch für die Frau sein kann. Er schildert seinen Weg die Erektile Dysfunktion nach Prostatakrebs zu überwinden, von PDE-5 Hemmer bis zum Schwellkörperimplantat, dem letzten Schritt, gemeinsame und befriedigende Sexualität in jedem Alter zu genießen.
Eine persönliche Erfahrung
Author: Rainer Lutra
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Explores the complex history of human sexuality from ancient Greece to modern Sweden and contends that, although sexual drives and orientations are biological in nature, much of individual sexuality is determined through self-interested choices.
Author: Richard A. POSNER
Publisher: Harvard University Press