Steven Seidman has lectured widely in the United States and Europe on the topic of sexuality. He is the author of many books, including Romantic Longings: The Transformation of Gay and Lesbian Life.
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An affordable primer to sexuality written from a sociological perspective. In The Social Construction of SexualitySteven Seidman 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, Seidman delves into issues of social control that inform popular beliefs and moral standards. The new Third Edition features three new chapters that focus on the changing cultures of intimacy, the promise and perils of cyber intimacies, and youth struggles to negotiate independence and intimate solidarity.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. His entire chapter on youth intimacy culture I used this as a textbook for a sexual politics class. The material is fascinating, but the author seems to often forget to mention asexuality in his discussions. Sometimes I wonder how much research
Steven seidman the social construction of sexuality third edition actually did before writing a section.
His entire chapter on youth intimacy culture is full of things my class disagreed with. However, this book provides great perspective and the opportunity to think critically. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I got this book while I was at my friend's university library. I chose to read it because I've always been interested in society's views on homosexuality. And I must say I enjoyed the book all the way.
I love how the author is able break down eac throughh side's arguments. It makes everything so much easier to understand the same-sex marriage debate. Very nice, easy to read, concise book concerning the complex spectrum of human sexuality. I definitely recommend it. Race, sexuality, gender class. It was actually a good read. Got this for a class, came on time in perfect condition. See all 11 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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