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Katherine Johnson - Sexuality: A Psychosocial Manifesto - 9780745641317 - V9780745641317
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Sexuality: A Psychosocial Manifesto

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Description for Sexuality: A Psychosocial Manifesto Hardback. Weaving through theoretical and empirical examples drawn from sociology, psychology, queer and cultural studies, this book produces a transdisciplinary perspective on sexual identities, subjectivities and politics that contributes to the debates ranging from identity politics and gay marriage, to mental health 'risks' and queer youth suicide. Num Pages: 200 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: JMU. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 218 x 152 x 22. Weight in Grams: 392.

The contemporary study of sexuality too often finds itself at an impasse, conceptualizing sexuality either psychologically or sociologically: sexologists and psychologists have tended to point to the biological origins of sexuality underpinned by hormones, drives and, most recently, genetics; in contrast, historians and sociologists point to the social field as the defining force that shapes the meanings given to sexuality and sexual experience.

Confronting the limitations and challenges this impasse poses, Katherine Johnson argues for a psychosocial approach that rethinks the relationship between psychic and social realms in the field of sexuality, without reducing it to either. Weaving through an expanse ... Read more

Embracing ideas from developmental psychology, social constructionist sociology, social and critical psychology, psychoanalysis and queer theory, this original book will be necessary reading for students and scholars of sexuality across the social sciences.

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John Wiley and Sons Ltd United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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About Katherine Johnson
Katherine Johnson is Head of Psychology and Psychotherapy Division, School of Applied Social Science, and member of the LGBT Queer Life Research Hub at the University of Brighton

Reviews for Sexuality: A Psychosocial Manifesto
"Any student of sexuality will appreciate the vast wealth of sources which Johnson has compiled in this book, and her arguments make an excellent contribution to that much-theorised conceptual impasse. Johnson's lucid style and clarity of thought do also make this book suitable for those with only an intermediate level of knowledge (it would serve, for example, as a much ... Read more

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