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© 2015

Handbook of the Sociology of Sexualities

  • John DeLamater
  • Rebecca F. Plante

Benefits

  • Provides a broad overview of the contributions of social psychologists and sociologists to the study of sexual relationships and sexual expression across the life course

  • Includes analyses of the dynamics of several types of contemporary sexual relationships

  • Provides excellent resources for anyone interested in research on sexualities

  • Balances coverage of traditional emphases - dating, marriage, commercial sex work, sex education - with new and cutting edge materials - embodiment, Trans*, asexualities

Book

Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. John DeLamater, Rebecca F. Plante
    Pages 1-4
  3. Theories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Michael W. Wiederman
      Pages 7-22
    3. Adam Isaiah Green
      Pages 23-39
    4. Ira L. Reiss
      Pages 41-63
  4. Methods

  5. Bodies and Sexuality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Breanne Fahs, Eric Swank
      Pages 149-167
    3. Amanda M. Jungels, Alexis A. Bender
      Pages 169-180
    4. Aaron H. Devor, Kimi Dominic
      Pages 181-199
  6. Sexualities in Social Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Justin R. Garcia, Susan M. Seibold-Simpson, Sean G. Massey, Ann M. Merriwether
      Pages 203-222
    3. Elisabeth Sheff, Megan M. Tesene
      Pages 223-241
    4. Amy C. Lodge
      Pages 243-259
    5. Angelique Harris, Susannah Bartlow
      Pages 261-271

About this book

Introduction

This volume provides researchers and scholars with a broad overview of the contributions of social psychologists and sociologists to the study of sexual relationships and sexual expression across the life course. These contributions include analyses of the dynamics of several types of contemporary sexual relationships – e.g., short-term, long-term non-exclusive, and committed.  Chapters analyze the influence of major social institutions – e.g., religion, family and economy - on them. The content and scope of this volume have been carefully chosen to balance coverage of traditional emphases – dating, marriage, commercial sex work, sex education - with new and cutting edge materials – embodiment, Trans*, asexualities. Sections review major theoretical perspectives and the principal research methods. Coverage of sexual orientation is integrated throughout. This volume provides excellent resources for anyone interested in research on sexualities.

Keywords

Body and Embodiment Intersectional Relationships Long-term and Non-exclusive Relationships Sex and Gender Issues Sexual Expression across the Life Span Sexual Social Changes Sexual Social Movements Sexuality and Disability Sexuality and Education Sexuality and Media Study of Sexual Attractions Study of Sexual Relationships Transgender and Sexuality

Editors and affiliations

  • John DeLamater
    • 1
  • Rebecca F. Plante
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyIthaca CollegeIthacaUSA

About the editors

John DeLamater brings a broad, biopsychosocial perspective to the study of sexuality through the life course. His recent work has focused on changes in sexual functioning associated with age. He has published papers on sexual desire and sexual behavior in persons aged 45 to 75+ and a paper on sexual satisfaction using data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (ages 62-67). His recent work considers influences on frequency of sexual activity and cessation of sexual activity among persons 57 to 85. A major review and synthesis of research on sexuality in later life appears in the Annual Review of Sex Research, 2012. He co-edited Sex for Life: From virginity to Viagra, how sexuality changes throughout our lives, NYU press. DeLamater was awarded the Alfred E. Kinsey Award for Distinguished Contributions to the field of sex research by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. He is the co-author of a primary text in social psychology, and another on sexuality.

Rebecca F. Plante is Associate Professor of Sociology at Ithaca College, where she teaches courses on gender, sexualities, and sexual selves. She uses intersectionalities and qualitative methods to study hooking up and college campus sexual climate change; online dating, sexuality, and intimacy among U.S. adults; the concept of positive sexual reputations; and a sociology of sexual ethics. Her books include Sexualities in Context: A Social Perspective (2e), (Routledge, forthcoming) and Doing Gender Diversity: Readings in Theory and Real-World Experience (with L. M. Maurer, Westview, 2010). Her writing has been published and reprinted in journals, books, and undergraduate course books. Plante has been a keynote and invited speaker at conferences and was featured in the documentary “Nameless” (about millennials). She has been quoted in media as diverse as Cosmopolitan magazine, Men’s Health (online), Curve, and LiveScience.com. She has also done radio and television interviews about sexuality, young adults, and relationships.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of the Sociology of Sexualities
  • Editors John DeLamater
    Rebecca F. Plante
  • Series Title Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research
  • Series Abbreviated Title Hdb of Sociology,Social Research
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17341-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-17340-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-38213-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-17341-2
  • Series ISSN 1389-6903
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 472
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology, general
    Sexual Behavior
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