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Handbook of the Sociology of Sexualities

Editors: DeLamater, John, Plante, Rebecca F. (Eds.)

  • 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
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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.

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • The Sociological Study of Sexuality: An Introduction

    DeLamater, John (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Sexual Script Theory: Past, Present, and Future

    Wiederman, Michael W.

    Pages 7-22

  • Sexual Fields

    Green, Adam Isaiah

    Pages 23-39

  • Macro Theory in Sexual Science

    Reiss, Ira L.

    Pages 41-63

  • Studying Sexualities from a Life Course Perspective

    Carpenter, Laura M.

    Pages 65-89

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-17341-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover $249.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-17340-5
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.00
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  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38213-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Softcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-44743-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of the Sociology of Sexualities
Editors
  • John DeLamater
  • Rebecca F. Plante
Series Title
Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-17341-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-17341-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-17340-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38213-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-44743-8
Series ISSN
1389-6903
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 472
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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