By Staci Newmahr
Representations of consensual sadomasochism variety from the darkish, seedy undergrounds of crime thrillers to the fetishized pornographic photographs of sitcoms and erotica. during this pathbreaking ebook, ethnographer Staci Newmahr delves into the social house of a public, pansexual SM neighborhood to appreciate sadomasochism from the interior out. according to 4 years of in-depth and immersive player statement, she juxtaposes her studies within the box with the existence tales of group contributors, offering a richly specified portrait of SM as a social house within which studies of "violence" intersect with studies of the erotic. She indicates that SM is a leisure and deeply gendered risk-taking undertaking, by which individuals negotiate obstacles among chaos and order. taking part in at the side demanding situations our assumptions approximately sadomasochism, sexuality, eroticism, and emotional event, exploring what we suggest via intimacy, and the way, precisely, we in achieving it.
By Franco De Masi
By Peter Aggleton,Paul Boyce,Henrietta L Moore,Richard Parker
Over the process the earlier thirty years, there was an explosion of labor on sexuality, either conceptually and methodologically. From a comparatively constrained, professional box, the examine of sexuality has extended throughout quite a lot of social sciences. but because the box has grown, it has develop into obvious variety of cutting edge severe concerns stay.
This theory-building publication explores a number of the components within which there's significant and carrying on with debate, for instance, in regards to the dating among sexuality and gender; concerning the nature and standing of heterosexuality; approximately hetero- and homo-normativity; in regards to the impression and intersection of sophistication, race, age and different elements in sexual trajectories, identities and life; and approximately how most sensible to appreciate the hot kinds of sexuality which are rising in either wealthy international and constructing global contexts.
With contributions from best and new students and activists from around the globe, this ebook highlights tensions or ‘flash-points’ in modern debate, and provides a few cutting edge methods ahead when it comes to considering sexuality – either theoretically and with appreciate to coverage and programme improvement. a longer essay through Henrietta Moore introduces the amount, and an afterword by way of Jeffrey Weeks bargains tips for the future.
The participants assemble a number of reviews and a number of disciplinary views in enticing with 3 key subject matters of sexual subjectivity and worldwide modifications, sexualities in perform, and advancing new considering on sexuality in coverage and programmatic contexts. it truly is of curiosity to scholars, researchers and activists in sexuality, sexual wellbeing and fitness and gender stories, in particular these operating from public health and wellbeing, sociological and anthropological perspectives.
By Marilyn B. Skinner
- Covers a variety of topics, together with Greek pederasty and the symposium, historical prostitution, representations of girls in Greece and Rome, and the general public legislation of sexual behavior.
- Introduces readers to the sour theoretical debates which were fought approximately gender and sexuality within the classical world.
- The fabric is ordered chronologically.
- Draws parallels among historic sexual ideology and modern culture.
- Draws on literary, inventive and archaeological resources, in addition to secondary scholarly sources.
- Theoretically refined and assuredly argued, but accessible.
By Vidyamali Samarasinghe
Trafficking of ladies and ladies for reasons of sexual exploitation around the globe is largely said as a number one criminality. ladies of bad international locations are relatively prone to intercourse trafficking. This e-book identifies the styles, explanations and results of girl intercourse trafficking in Nepal, Cambodia and the Philippines. utilizing empirical proof this ebook illustrates the commonalities and the variations one of the assorted international locations and recommends that critical consciousness will be paid to location-specific dimensions of intercourse trafficking in designing anti-sex trafficking strategies.
By John M. Robertson
Some males are in particular tricky to regulate within the psychotherapy room. they're controlling, exploitive, inflexible, competitive, and prejudiced. In a observe, they're Authoritarian. This ebook is a advisor for therapists and counselors who paintings with those males, providing an realizing in their mental improvement and delivering empirically supported thoughts to paintings with them successfully. within the first half, Robertson describes a number of models of authoritarian males. a few are tricky men (workplace bullies, abusive companions, sexual harassers), and others are actual Believers (men who use faith to justify their authoritarian behavior). Robertson attracts from a various literature in psychology, sociology, men’s reports, and neurobiology to explain the developmental histories and personalities of those males. half deals sensible and particular innovations to evaluate and deal with those wounded men—developing a masculine pleasant alliance, respecting their own and non secular ideals, and educating them self-awareness and self-regulation talents. all through, Robertson emphasizes a fact that many therapists doubt: a few authoritarian males want to alter their habit, and are in a position to doing so. This e-book offers an empathic and respectful view of a bunch of fellows too frequently written off as unmanageable and unchangeable.
By Maxine Harris,Christine L. Landis
By Jacob Bull,Margaretha Fahlgren
By Tyler Volk,Dorion Sagan
On loss of life . . .
What is shared by means of spawning Pacific salmon, towering bushes, and suicidal micro organism? In his lucid and concise exploration of the way and why issues die, Tyler Volk explains the interesting methods creatures-including ourselves-use dying to really increase existence. demise isn't really easily the top of the residing, although even in that element the awful Reaper has lengthy been necessary to traditional choice. certainly, the beautiful schemes and kinds of loss of life that experience emerged from evolution were necessary to the nice tale from life's beginnings in tiny micro organism approximately 4 thousand million years in the past to historical human rituals surrounding loss of life and carrying on with to the existential matters of human tradition and attention at the present time. Volk weaves jointly autobiography, biology, Earth background, and result of interesting reviews that express how suggestions of our personal mortality have an effect on our daily lives, to turn out how an knowing of what a few have referred to as the final word taboo can enhance the occasion of life.
. . . and intercourse
In Sex, Dorion Sagan takes a pleasant, irreverent, and informative romp during the technological know-how, philosophy, and literature of humanity's so much obsessive topic. have you puzzled what the anatomy and promiscuous behaviors of chimpanzees and the sexual bullying of gorillas let us know approximately ourselves? Why we misplaced our hair? What amoebas need to do with hope? Linking evolutionary biology to salacious readings of the lives and ideas of such notables because the Marquis de Sade and Simone de Beauvoir, and discussing works as diversified as The tale of O and Silence of the Lambs, Sex touches on a potpourri of interrelated subject matters starting from animal genitalia to sperm pageant, the adaptation among nakedness and nudity, jealousy's prestige as an aphrodisiac and the origins of language, Casanova and track, ovulation and garments, spouse's mother jokes and alpha adult females, love and loneliness. a quick, splendidly exciting, hugely literate foray into the origins and evolution of sex.
Two books in a single disguise, Death & Sex get to the bottom of and resolution a few of life's so much primary questions.
By Patrick Perrine
In this nook, within the crimson satin trunks, intercourse. Primal, robust, quickly on his ft and with one frightening correct hook. intercourse is a difficult shopper. Used to popping out on most sensible, jam-packed with surprises, intercourse has an extended list of throwing curves on the strongest of competitors and jogging away with the identify belt. within the contrary nook – within the white trunks with the hearts – stands Love. No welterweight, Love, he’s been identified to convey kings to their knees. extra strong a strength than a tsunami, Love is legendary for knocking with regards to anyone who crosses his course for a loop. impressive opponents. allow the fit commence.
Well, it’s already began. For millions of years, and it’s a conflict that’s been performed out, now not in a hoop, yet in all our lives. upload to the combination that referee of types, the connection, and the variables, maneuvers, and power results are almost never-ending. during this fit, everybody will get dizzy.
Sex vs. Love: the final word Showdown is your individual deepest referee in the course of the sparring. It’s your consultant to all of the suggestions and all of the offerings love and intercourse in – and out – of relationships provide you with. From sporting on in a blissfully solo kingdom, to a way of life involved in no-strings intercourse, to the grand package deal of a whole and loving partnership, intercourse vs. Love is your consultant to deciding upon and securing the existence that would give you the results you want.
Sex vs. Love—It’s your price tag to the most important occasion of all. seize it and are available on in.