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International Handbook on the Demography of Sexuality

Baumle, Amanda K. (Ed.)

2013, VI, 429 p. 46 illus.

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  • The first book dedicated to the demography of sexuality
  • Expands the field of demography to include sexuality
  • Considers population sexuality from an international perspective
  • Provides population analysis that has both academic and policy implications

The International Handbook on the Demography of Sexuality is the first book to specifically address the study of sexuality from a demographic perspective. Demographic research has largely paid little attention to sexuality as a whole, or sexual orientation in particular, other than in studies examining the “consequences” of sex – sexually transmitted infections or fertility. Instead, the content of this handbook explores population sexuality in order to describe the prevalence of sexual behaviors, desires, and identities, as well as their connections with other demographic outcomes. The focus is on analyzing sexuality as a demographic topic in its own right, rather than solely as a variable in studies of sexually transmitted infection or other health-related topics. In this book, both researchers with traditional demographic backgrounds, as well as those with training in other disciplines, provide an overview of the state of current research on population sexuality. These chapters provide a foundation for the development of research in the burgeoning field of the demography of sexuality.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Adoption and familiy policies - Asexuality - Bisexuality - Contextual variation - Cultural and geographic difference - Demographic Studies - Examination of sexuality - GLBT - Gay men - HIV/AIDS - Health and sexuality - Heterogeneity of populations - International Perspectives - Lesbians - Partnerships - Population Studies - Race and sexuality - STD (Sexual transmitted diseases) - Same Sex Marriages - Sexual Behavior, identity and attraction - Sexual practices - Sexuality and ageing - Sexuality in the military - Transgender sexuality

Related subjects » Personality & Social Psychology - Population Studies - Social Sciences

Table of contents 

I. Introduction to the Demography of Sexuality: 1: Introduction: The Demography of Sexuality (Amanda K. Baumle, University of Houston).- 2: Sexual Behavior and Practices: Data and Measurement (Stuart Michaels, University of Chicago).- 3: Best Pratices: Collecting and Analyzing Data on Sexual Minorities (Laura Durso and Gary Gates, The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law).- II. Sexual Practices: The Global Picture: 4: Sexual Behavior, Sexual Identity, and Sexual Attraction in the United States: Data from the 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth (Anjani Chandra, Casey E. Copen, and William D. Mosher, National Center for Health Statistics).- 5: Sexual practices of Latin America and the Caribbean (Cecelia Gayet, FLACSO Mexico; Fatima Juarez, El Colegio de Mexico; and Michel Bozon, INED).- 6: Sexual Practices in Africa (Yanyi K. Djamba, Auburn University Montgomery).- 7: Sexuality in China (Nicole Farris, University of West Alabama; Lei He, Texas A&M University; Dudley L. Poston, Jr., Texas A&M University; Carol S. Walther, Northern Illinois University; Chris Russell, Texas A&M University; Heather Kincannon, Texas A&M University).- III. Sexual Practices Across the Life Course.- 8: Sex in Committed Relationships (Pepper Schwartz, Brian J. Serafini, and Ross Cantor, University of Washington).- 9: Adolescent Sexual Experiences (Jennifer Pearson, Wichita State University; Lindsey Wilkinson, Portland State University).- 10: Sexuality Among Older Adults (Osmo Kontula, Population Research Institute).- IV.  Sexual Identities.- 11: The Prevalence of Gay Men and Lesbians (Christopher Scott Carpenter, UC Irvine).- 12 : Geography of the LGBT Population (Gary Gates, The Williams Institute, UCLA).- 13: The Demography of Sexuality and the Labor Market (Amanda K. Baumle, University of Houston).- 14: The Family and Gay Men and Lesbians (D’Lane R. Compton, University of New Orleans).- 15: The Demography of Asexuality (Anthony Bogaert, Brock University).- 16: The Demographics of the Transgender Population (Stacey Lawrence Colton Meier, University of Houston; Christine M. Labuski, University of Arkansas): V. Applied Demography of Sexuality: Perspectives on Policy.- 17: Patterns of Relationship Recognition by Same-Sex Couples in the United States (M.V. Lee Badgett, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Jody Herman, Williams Institute, UCLA).- 18: Sexuality in the Military (Karen De Angelis, Michelle Sandhoff, Kimberly Bonner, and David R. Segal, University of Maryland).- 19: Demographics of Gay and Lesbian Adoption and Family Policies (Mary Ann Davis, Sam Houston State University).- 20: Same-Sex Couples’ Construction of Census Categories (Carol S. Walther, Northern Illinois University).- VI: Conclusion.- 21: The Future of the Demography of Sexuality (Amanda K. Baumle, University of Houston).

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