Sex Cultures - Amin Ghaziani - ebook

Sex Cultures ebook

Amin Ghaziani

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Why is it so hard to talk about sex and sexuality? In this crisp and compelling book, Amin Ghaziani provides a pithy introduction to the field of sexuality studies through a distinctively cultural lens. Rather than focusing on sex acts, which make us feel flustered and blind us to a bigger picture, Ghaziani crafts a conversation about Sex Cultures that zooms in on the diverse contexts that give meaning to our sexual pursuits and practices. Unlike sex, which is a biological expression, the word sexuality highlights how the materiality of the body acquires cultural meaning as it encounters other bodies, institutions, regulations, symbols, societal norms, values, and worldviews. Think of it this way: sex + culture = sexuality. Sex Cultures offers an introduction to sexuality unlike any other. Its case-study and debate-driven approach, animated by examples from across the globe and across disciplines, upends stubborn assumptions that pit sex against society. The elegance of the arguments makes this book a pleasurable read for beginners and experts alike.

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Sex Cultures

Amin Ghaziani

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Copyright © Amin Ghaziani 2017

The right of Amin Ghaziani to be identified as Author of this Work has been asserted in accordance with the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

First published in 2017 by Polity Press

Polity Press65 Bridge StreetCambridge CB2 1UR, UK

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All rights reserved. Except for the quotation of short passages for the purpose of criticism and review, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher.

ISBN-13: 978-1-5095-1858-6

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Names: Ghaziani, Amin, author.Title: Sex cultures / Amin Ghaziani.Description: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, [2017] | Includes bibliographical references and index.Identifiers: LCCN 2016038603 (print) | LCCN 2017004430 (ebook) | ISBN 9780745670393 (hardback) | ISBN 9780745670409 (pbk.) | ISBN 9781509518579 (Mobi) | ISBN 9781509518586 (Epub)Subjects: LCSH: Sex.Classification: LCC HQ21 .G465 2017 (print) | LCC HQ21 (ebook) | DDC 306.7--dc23LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2016038603

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Chapter 1 draws on material previously published in: Ghaziani, Amin (2015) “The Queer Metropolis,” pp. 305–330 in Handbook of the Sociology of Sexualities, ed. J. DeLamater and R. F. Plante. New York: Springer. Reprinted with permission.Chapter 2 draws on material previously published in: Ghaziani, Amin, Verta Taylor, and Amy Stone (2016) “Cycles of Sameness and Difference in LGBT Social Movements,” Annual Review of Sociology 42: 165–83. Reprinted with permission from the Annual Review of Sociology, Volume 42 © 2016 by Annual Reviews, http://www.annualreviews.org.