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- Profile Books 2015; US$ 10.65
Whatever society we live in, and however open-minded we like to think we are, when it comes to our sex lives we all like to keep a few secrets. But this makes the jobs of sexologists - professionals who study sexual behaviour - pretty difficult. Luckily, David Spiegelhalter, Professor of Risk at Cambridge University, is here to unravel... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 22.95
The contemporary study of sexuality too often finds itself at an impasse, conceptualizing sexuality either psychologically or sociologically: sexologists and psychologists have tended to point to the biological origins of sexuality underpinned by hormones, drives and, most recently, genetics; in contrast, historians and sociologists point to... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 69.99
Even as it skirts the mainstream of contemporary culture, pornography remains a social taboo, and there still exist strong biases both in favor and in opposition to it. This anthology strenuously seeks to present a balance of perspectives on the phenomena of pornography in modern society, presenting chapters both pro- and anti-porn. Themes dealt... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95
In this volume, Romance and Sex in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: Risks and Opportunities, top scholars in the field of family research examine the nature and origin of adolescents? contemporary patterns of sexual and romantic relationships, spanning such diverse topics as the evolutionary roots of these behaviors, as well as policies and programs... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 30.00
Mainstreaming Sex uncovers the significant impact, hitherto only half glimpsed, that striptease culture is having on our media, relationships, educational and working lives. It is a welcome and much needed book. Western culture is exhibiting its fascination with sex in new, often surprising ways. Pole dancing is a form of keep fit, porn stars find... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 102.95
"In the contemporary world, we teach courses on the history of sexuality without attending to global processes at our peril. A Global History of Sexuality is just what the doctor ordered. With its wide-ranging chapters, accessible style, and introduction of important theoretical concepts, the volume introduces undergraduates (and interested others)... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This book analyzes the development of female prostitution in the Pacific port of Puntarenas, Costa Rica during the advanced stage of the coffee exporting economy (1880-1930), at the height of the consolidation of the liberal state. Hayes argues that prostitution in the port differed from that of the coffee producing highlands due to differential economic,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 310.00
A rich heritage that needs to be documented Beginning in 1869, when the study of homosexuality can be said to have begun with the establishment of sexology, this encyclopedia offers accounts of the most important international developments in an area that now occupies a critical place in many fields of academic endeavours. It covers a long history... more...