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Framing the Sexual Subject: The Politics of Gender, Sexuality, and Power

Richard Parker, Regina Maria Barbosa, and Peter Aggleton


This book brings together the work of writers from a range of disciplines and cultural traditions to explore the social and political dimensions of sexuality and sexual experience. The chapters reconfigure existing notions of gender and sexuality, linking them to deeper understandings of power, resistance, and emancipation around the globe. They map areas that are currently at the cutting edge of social science writing on sexuality, as well as the complex interface between theory and practice. The book highlights the extent to which populations and communities that once were the object of scie ... More

Keywords: sexuality, sexual experience, gender, power, resistance, emancipation, sexual histories, populations, communities

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Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780520218369
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520218369.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Parker, editor

Regina Maria Barbosa, editor

Peter Aggleton, editor

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RichardParker, ReginaMariaBarbosa, andPeterAggleton

part one Bodies, Culture, and Identities

Chapter One Bodyplay


Part Two Sex, Gender, and Power

Chapter Four Sexual Rights

Rosalind P.Petchesky

Chapter Five Cross-National PerspectivesOnGender and Power

Richard Parker, Regina Maria Barbosa, and Peter Aggleton

Chapter Six Gender Stereotypes and Power Relations

Mónica Gogna andandSilvina Ramos

Part Three Hegemony, Oppression, and Empowerment

Chapter Eight Survival Sex and Hiv/aids In an African City

Eleanor Preston-whyte, Christine Varga, Herman Oosthuizen, Rachel Roberts, and Frederick Blose

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