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- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 39.00
Handcuffs, paddles, whips?the words alone are enough to make a person blush. Even by our society?s standards, the practice of things like BDSM is still very hush-hush, considered deviant sexual behavior that must be kept hidden. But the narrow view of what is thought of as ?normal? sex?a vanilla act performed by one man and one woman?is more and more... more...
- Oxford University Press 1985; US$ 49.99
Using the records of several Venetian courts that dealt with sex crimes, the author traces the evolution of both licit and illicit sexuality during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. By studying illicit sexuality, Professor Ruggiero anllows the reader to understand more fully the institutions, languages, social life, and values not only of this... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 125.95
From sexual abuse and fetishism to necrophilia and sadomasochism, this unique volume identifies fourteen classifications of unusual sexual pathologies. Emphasizing the physical and psychological aspects of sexuality itself, the book presents detailed comparisons of legal and medical definitions, historical aspects, current incidence, and geographical... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00
A fascinating glimpse into the history of sexual perversions and diversions including fetishism, cross-dressing, 'effeminate' men and 'masculinized' women, sodomy, tribadism, masturbation, necrophilia, rape, paedophilia, flagellation, and sado-masochism, asking how these sexual inclinations were viewed at a particular time in history. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 44.95
Child pornography, particularly that available via the Internet, has become a cause of huge social concern in recent years. This book examines the reality behind the often hysterical media coverage of the topic. Drawing on extensive new research findings, it examines how child pornography is used on the Internet and the social context in which such... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 45.95
This lavishly illustrated book brings together, for the first time, all of the different ways in which vase-painting portrays or refers to pederasty, from scenes of courtship, foreplay, and sex, to scenes of Zeus with his boy-love Ganymede, to painted inscriptions praising the beauty of boys. The book shows how painters used the language of vase-painting... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 42.95
Paedophiles exist and we must develop ways of living with this fact whilst ensuring that children are kept safe. This ground-breaking book demystifies the field of adult sexual attraction to children, countering the emotionality surrounding the topic of paedophilia in the popular media by careful presentation of research data and interview material.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 63.95
Sexual crime is a topic of massive public concern. Yet the debate over its causes and the appropriate responses of the criminal justice system is often fuelled by ignorance and prejudice, with little understanding of the reality of sexual crime. Acts of Abuse explores the response of the criminal justice system to this important issue. Its author,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95
Winner of British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 1993 Within feminism incest has often been subsumed under a discussion of sexual violence and abuse. Yet, important as this is, there has been little account of how feminist work itself relates to other ways of talking about and understanding incest. In Interrogating Incest Vikki... more...