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In the late 1960s two sociologists, John Gagnon and William Simon, developed the concept of sexual scripts as part of a larger project of treating sexuality like any other social phenomenon. In the end, their vision of social construction turned Kinsey on his head, and their model became the dominant paradigm of social science inquiry into human sexuality, and spurred the ...more
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Published July 10th 2007 by Vanderbilt University Press
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I found this book very interesting, especially the essay on 'The Social Construction of Heterosexuality' by Pepper Schwartz, which had some revealing things to say about assumptions that we make about sexuality, and Arlene Stein's piece, 'Shapes of Desire', which presented an interesting discussion of how lesbian sexuality is socially constructed.
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Michael Scott Kimmel is an American sociologist, specializing in gender studies. He is among the leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity in the world today. The author or editor of more than twenty volumes, his books include The Politics of Manhood, and The History of Men (2005).

His documentary history, "Against the Tide: Pro-Feminist Men in the United States, 1776-1990" (Beacon, 19
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