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ISBN-10: 0199298025

ISBN-13: 9780199298020

Edition: 2008

Authors: Veronique Mottier

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Is our sexuality determined primarily by our genes? Or is it shaped by the social norms and expectations we happen to be born into. This Very Short Introduction provides an accessible, thoughtful and thought-provoking introduction to major debates around sexuality in the modern world, highlighting the social and political aspects of sexuality. It critically explores different ways of defining and thinking about sexuality and shows that many of our assumptions about what is "natural" in the sexual domain have, in reality, varied greatly in different historical or cultural contexts. The volume also examines ways in which governments have tried to regulate citizens' sexualities in the…    
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List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Models of sexuality
Identity, power, politics
The state in the bedroom
Virgins or whores: feminist critiques of sexuality
The 'perverts' talk backFurther Reading and References