Transformation of Intimacy Sexuality, Love and Eroticism in Modern Societies

Heftet / 1993 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780745612393
Publisert
1993
Utgiver
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Polity Press
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05, 06, UU, P, UP
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Product language
Engelsk
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Heftet
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224
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380 gr
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232 mm
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166 mm
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12 mm
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Transformation of Intimacy Sexuality, Love and Eroticism in Modern Societies

Heftet / 1993 / Engelsk
The sexual revolution: an evocative term, but what meaning can be given to it today? How does sexuality come into being and what connections does it have with the changes that have affected personal life on a more general plane? In answering these questions, Anthony Giddens disputes many of the dominant interpretations of the role of sexuality in modern culture. The emergence of what the author calls plastic sexuality - sexuality freed from its intrinsic relation to reproduction - is analysed in terms of the long-term development of the modern social order and social influences of the last few decades. Giddens argues that the transformation of intimacy, in which women have played the major part, holds out the possibility of a radical democratization of the personal sphere. This book will appeal to a large general audience as well as being essential reading for students and professionals.
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The sexual revolution: an evocative term, but what meaning can be given to it today? How does sexuality come into being and what connections does it have with the changes that have affected personal life on a more general plane? This book answers such questions and disputes many of the interpretations of the role of sexuality in modern culture.
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Preface. Introduction. 1. Everyday Experiments, Relationships, Sexuality. 2. Foucault on Sexuality. 3. Romantic Love and Other Attachments. 4. Love, Commitment and the Pure Relationship. 5. Love, Sex and Other Addictions. 6. The Sociological Meaning of Codependence. 7. Personal Turbulence, Sexual Troubles. 8. Contradictions of the Pure Relationship. 9. Sexuality, Repression, Civilisation. 10. Intimacy as Democracy. Index.
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a It is difficult to imagine social--scientific thought and practice in Britain and much of Continental Europe without the distinctive contribution of Anthony Giddens. His prolific work has the unique merit of tying together the rich tradition of modern social thought with the challenges of whatever is new and unprecedented in what he has called the a late moderna or a post--traditionala world.a Times Literary Supplement a The major achievement of Professor Giddens is to have written a book which is both politically correct and interesting ... an immensely enjoyable book.a Political Studies a Interesting and informative, thoughtful and thought provoking, concise and to the point.a Contemporary Sociology a A powerful, and often brilliantly provocative, theory of how sexuality and gender are reproduced and transformed ... a model of theoretically informed, empirically based sociological analysis that will be of great interest to all those concerned with the trajectory of sexuality, gender, and identity in modern social processes.a The Times Higher Education Supplement
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Anthony Giddens is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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Produktdetaljer

ISBN13
9780745612393
Publisert
1993
Utgiver
Vendor
Polity Press
Aldersnivå
05, 06, UU, P, UP
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
224
Vekt
380 gr
Høyde
232 mm
Bredde
166 mm
Tykkelse
12 mm
Se alle
Forfatter