Sexual Lives

Sexual Lives

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This reader provides a social constructionist approach to teaching about sexuality. Its 65 selections combine a range of classic theoretical articles with a large number of original pieces, organized to help students understand the ways sexuality influences every aspect of their lives. The reader focuses on the theoretical and the personal stories of peoplea€™s sexuality. Personal narratives, many written by students, bridge the gap between theory and experience. The book invites the student into thinking about how sexuality itself is a€œconstructeda€ as a result of norms, values, beliefs, and practices. It weaves together gender and sexuality, helping students understand the intersection between the two (and the confusion in society when we find people dona€™t easily a€œfita€ into categories).But for those men who are not copulating at all, even these statistics may make depressing reading. ... So if we consider ourselves a a#39;big boya#39;, wea#39;re liable to feel proud of our penis, showing it off in the school showers or carefully manoeuvring anbsp;...

Title:Sexual Lives
Author:Robert Heasley, Betsy Crane
Publisher:McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages - 2002-09-27


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