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The Social Construction of Sexuality

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  84 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
In The Social Construction of Sexuality, Steven Seidman questions such assumptions and investigates the political and social consequences of privileging certain sexual practices and identities while stigmatizing others. Addressing a range of topics from gay and lesbian identities to sex work, he delves into issues of social control that inform popular beliefs and moral ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published August 7th 2003 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published 2003)
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John
Jan 24, 2010 John rated it it was ok
The best part of this book is the Part I section, before we begin to get Seidman's grad-school arguments about pornography, homosexuality, prostitution, gay marriage, etc. There is nothing really new or particularly interesting except perhaps to an undergraduate in the remaining sections. His quick-and-dirty overview of Judith Butler, however, is worth the price of the book for me.
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plodding, overly gensralized, abounds with false equivelincies, wastes a lot of time on Freud, sets up all positions as strawmen for him to concede a "rational" middle to, social constructivism without a materialist history, etc.
Violet
Aug 21, 2012 Violet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was fantastic. The chapters are short and easy to read one at a time or in a series. The chapters seemed repetitive after awhile but the book as a whole was very informative.
Wiktor Dynarski
Sep 20, 2016 Wiktor Dynarski rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, warszawa, hard-copy
Trochę przykro, że książka pojawiła się w Polsce tak późno, biorąc pod uwagę, że wiele z opisywanych tematów doczekało się już dyskusji społecznej i medialnej.
Poza tym książka jednak mnie zaskoczyła powierzchownością pewnych aspektów, szczególnie jest chodzi o równość małżeńską czy politykę bi i transpłciową oraz pracę seksualną.
Misha
Mar 31, 2013 Misha rated it liked it
I started reading your sex book today. Nice critique of sexology. I
thought it was a legitimate science. Annoying review of Freud and the
rest of his ilk. When will the poor bastard be laid to rest already?
To get me excited they better stop reviewing the old stuff and focus
on current theories hopefully backed up by hard data.

well, I am finishing up the sex book: I am done with porn and S&M
chapters. The titles were exciting but somehow the contents wasn't as
titillating. I am still keeping my ho
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Lindsay Wiertz
Book is moderately knowledgeable on a range of topics. Some topics are more deeply explored than others, and may leave the reader with questions regarding certain things. Book is rather informal. There is a lot of fact, but also a lot of commentary by the author as if he was speaking directly to you, which is my only complaint. Over all, good read.
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Easily understood. Well written so it is interesting and informative.
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