Disorders of Desire

Author: Janice M. Irvine
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592131518
Format: PDF
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Disorders of Desireis the only book to tell the story of the development and impact of sexology - the scientific study of sex - in the United States. In this era of sex scandals, culture wars, "Sex in the City," and new sexual enhancement technologiies (like erectile dysfunction drugs), its critique of sexology is even more relevant than it was when the book was first published in 1990. Revised throughout, this new edition features a chapter on the invention of the diagnosis of "sex addiction" in the 1970s, examining the social and political implications of this "disorder." The new Afterward focuses on recent developments within the field of sexology. In particular, it discusses the "Viagra Revolution" that began in the 1990s, analyzing the role of the pharmaceutical industry in developing sexual enhancements and in searching for the female equivalent of Viagra.

Warum Liebe endet

Author: Eva Illouz
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 351875923X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Unsere Kultur ist unendlich reich an Darstellungen und Geschichten, die vom Erscheinen der Liebe im Leben der Menschen handeln – von jenem magischen Augenblick, in dem wir wissen, dass jemand für uns bestimmt ist. Erstaunlicherweise ist sie aber eher wortkarg, wenn es um den nicht weniger mysteriösen Moment geht, in dem die Liebe endet (oder erst gar nicht beginnt). Seit zwei Jahrzehnten beschäftigt sich Eva Illouz mit der Frage, wie der Konsumkapitalismus und die Kultur der Moderne unser Gefühls- und Liebesleben transformiert haben. Warum Liebe endet bildet den Abschluss dieses grandiosen Forschungsprojekts und zeigt, warum mit Blick auf unsere sexuellen und romantischen Beziehungen vor allem eines selbstverständlich geworden ist: sich von ihnen zu verabschieden. Anhand einer großen Vielfalt an literarischen und geistesgeschichtlichen Quellen sowie im Rückgriff auf zahlreiche Gespräche, die sie mit Frauen und Männern aus verschiedenen Ländern geführt hat, arbeitet Illouz souverän heraus, wie es um Beziehungen in Zeiten von Speed-Dating und Tinder, von Gelegenheitssex und Körperkult bestellt ist – und warum insbesondere Frauen die Leidtragenden dieser gleichermaßen sexualisierten wie sexuell befreiten Kultur sind. Zeitgemäßer geht es nicht. Ein großer Wurf.

Sexual Liberation Socialist Style

Author: Kateřina Lišková
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108424694
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is the first account of sexual liberation in Eastern Europe during the Cold War. Kateřina Liskov reveals how, in the case of Czechoslovakia, important aspects of sexuality were already liberated during the 1950s - abortion was legalized, homosexuality decriminalized, the female orgasm came into experts' focus - and all that was underscored by an emphasis on gender equality. However, with the coming of normalization, gender discourses reversed and women were to aspire to be caring mothers and docile wives. Good sex was to cement a lasting marriage and family. In contrast to the usual Western accounts highlighting the importance of social movements to sexual and gender freedom, here we discover, through the analysis of rich archival sources covering forty years of state socialism in Czechoslovakia, how experts, including sexologists, demographers, and psychologists, advised the state on population development, marriage and the family to shape the most intimate aspects of people's lives.

Talk about Sex

Author: Janice M. Irvine
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520243293
Format: PDF
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Describes the political transformations, cultural dynamics, and affective rhetorics that together helped ignite the passionate conflicts over sex education on both the national and local levels in the United States.

Queer 1950s

Author: H. Bauer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137264713
Format: PDF
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Leading sexuality scholars explore queer lives and cultures in the first full post-war decade through an array of sources and a range of perspectives. Drawing out the particularities of queer cultures from the Finland and New Zealand to the UK and the USA, this collection rethinks preconceptions of the 1950s and pinpoints some of its legacies.

Body Failure

Author: Wendy Mitchinson
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442665289
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this energetic new study, Wendy Mitchinson traces medical perspectives on the treatment of women in Canada in the first half of the twentieth century. It is based on in-depth research in a variety of archival sources, including Canadian medical journals, textbooks used in many of Canada’s medical faculties, popular health literature, patient case records, and hospital annual reports, as well as interviews with women who lived during the period. Each chapter examines events throughout a woman’s life cycle – puberty, menstruation, sexuality, marriage and motherhood – and the health problems connected to them – infertility, birth control and abortion, gynaecology, cancer, nervous disorders, and menopause. Mitchinson provides a sensitive understanding of the physician/patient relationship, the unease of many doctors about the bodies of their female patients, as well as overriding concerns about the relationship between female and male bodies. Throughout the book, Mitchinson takes care to examine the roles and agency of both patients and practitioners as diverse individuals.

Virginity Lost

Author: Laura Carpenter
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814716526
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Includes information on abstinence, abstinence focused sex education, African Americans, Asian Americans, birth control, born again virginity, chastity, coming out, conservative Christians, definitions of virginity loss, double standard, Latinos, Latinas, oral sex, race, ethnicity, rape, religion, secondary virginity, stigma, technical virginity, etc.

Vandalized Lovemaps

Author: John Money
Format: PDF, Docs
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Studies the development of paraphilias and traces their roots to psychological, family, social, and cultural factors