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Heterosexuality A Feminism & Psychology Reader

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Published by Sage Publications Ltd .
Written in English


  • Sexual behaviour,
  • Human Sexuality,
  • Psychology Of Sexuality,
  • Psychology Of Women,
  • Psychology,
  • Sociology,
  • Psychology & Psychiatry / General,
  • Feminist psychology,
  • General,
  • Feminism,
  • Heterosexism,
  • Heterosexual women

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsSue Wilkinson (Editor), Celia Kitzinger (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7909505M
ISBN 100803988222
ISBN 109780803988224

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Heterosexuality book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Why are some people so stubbornly attracted to the opposite sex? What exac 5/5(1). Compulsory heterosexuality is the idea that heterosexuality is assumed and enforced by a patriarchal and heteronormative society. In this theory, heterosexuality is seen as able to be adopted by people regardless of their personal sexual orientation, heterosexuality is viewed as the natural state of both sexes, and deviation is seen as unfavorable. The term was popularized by Adrienne Rich in. Heterosexuality book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The world's foremost team of sexual researchers and therapists presents th /5. Hanne Blank offers a helpful way into this discussion in her book Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality with an analogy from natural history. The road to heterosexuality.

This is not a revisionist account of heterosexuality as merely one option in a fluid smorgasbord, nor does it dismiss the weight of feminist/pro-feminist critiques of heterosexuality. This book establishes that if relations of domination do not constitute the analytical sum of heterosexuality, then identifying its range of potentialities is. Drawing on the works of Sigmund Freud, James Baldwin, Betty Friedan, and Michel Foucault, The Invention of Heterosexuality considers the effects of heterosexuality’s recently forged primacy on both scientific literature and popular culture. “Lively and provocative.”—Carol Tavris, New York Times Book . Jonathan Ned Katz is a writer and historian. He is the editor of Gay American History (), the Gay/Lesbian Almanac (), and The Invention of Heterosexuality (). It is a book that challenges the reader to examine their beliefs and assumptions, as well as to think critically about a typically assumed and therefore silent identity. Heterosexuality has spawned a plethora of questions in my mind and left me with an insatiable appetite to know more.

The invention of heterosexuality User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Although we take for granted that heterosexuality is and has always been the sexual norm, historian Katz reexamines the constructions of sexual identity and postulates that heterosexuality has a. Arguing that heterosexuality was invented, Katz (Gay America, not reviewed) traces the concept to its tenuous roots. Previous works have also sought to break down the dichotomy of homosexual (deviant) and heterosexual (normal), but Katz's innovative approach is notable in that he demonstrates that such a dichotomy is impossible to establish. He provides several examples of specific societies. "Exploring the startling history of the heterosexual concept, Jonathan Ned Katz reveals that as late as the s, heterosexuality was still defined in a major American dictionary as "morbid sexual passion for one of the opposite sex." It was only through a slow process that heterosexuality became this . heterosexuality (common usage) the desire for sexual relationships with persons of the ‘other’ or ‘opposite’ sex. (sociological usage) the privileged and dominant expression of sexuality in most known societies, which is often regarded as the ‘natural’ form of human sexual desire.