Sex Research and Sex Therapy

A Sociological Analysis of Masters and Johnson

Author: Ross Morrow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134134657

Category: Medical

Page: 212

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Gynaecologist William Howell Masters and psychologist Virginia Eshelman Johnson pioneered research into the nature of human sexual response and the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders and dysfunctions from 1957 until the 1990s. This book examines their influential scientific sex research and its groundbreaking implications for sex therapy and the study of human sexuality. Until now, these developments have been largely ignored in sociology. The book illuminates how Masters and Johnson have constructed their apparently scientific ideas about sexual function and dysfunction with reference to dominant Western discourses about sexuality. In addition, the book will explore some of the wider theoretical, conceptual and historical issues relating to the study of human sexuality. These will include a critical evaluation of conventional accounts of the history of the sociology of sex, particularly in the United States, major theoretical frameworks used in the study and understanding of human sexuality, and some of the key concepts underpinning sex research and sex therapy.
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Play, Creativity, and Social Movements

If I Can't Dance, It’s Not My Revolution

Author: Benjamin Shepard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136829644

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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As we play, we step away from stark reality to conjure up new possibilities for the present and our common future. Today, a new cohort of social activists are using it to create social change and reinvent democratic social relations. In contrast to work or routine, play must be free. To the extent that it is, it infuses a high-octane burst of innovation into any number of organizational practices and contexts, and invites social actors to participate in a low-threshold, highly democratic process of collaboration, based on pleasure and convivial social relations. Despite the contention that such activities are counterproductive, movements continue to put the right to party on the table as a part of a larger process of social change, as humor and pleasure disrupt monotony, while disarming systems of power. Through this book, Shepard explores notions of play as a social movement activity, considering some of the meanings, applications and history of the concept in relation to social movement groups ranging from Dada and Surrealism to Situationism, the Yippies to the Young Lords, ACT UP to the Global Justice, anti-gentrification, community and anti-war movements of recent years.
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Twentieth Century Music and the Question of Modernity

Author: Eduardo de la Fuente

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136927433

Category: Music

Page: 192

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In the first decade of the twentieth-century, many composers rejected the principles of tonality and regular beat. This signaled a dramatic challenge to the rationalist and linear conceptions of music that had existed in the West since the Renaissance. The ‘break with tonality’, Neo-Classicism, serialism, chance, minimalism and the return of the ‘sacred’ in music, are explored in this book for what they tell us about the condition of modernity. Modernity is here treated as a complex social and cultural formation, in which mythology, narrative, and the desire for ‘re-enchantment’ have not completely disappeared. Through an analysis of Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Boulez and Cage, 'the author shows that the twentieth century composer often adopted an artistic personality akin to Max Weber’s religious types of the prophet and priest, ascetic and mystic. Twentieth Century Music and the Question of Modernity advances a cultural sociology of modernity and shows that twentieth century musical culture often involved the adoption of ‘apocalyptic’ temporal narratives, a commitment to ‘musical revolution’, a desire to explore the limits of noise and sound, and, finally, redemption through the rediscovery of tonality. This book is essential reading for those interested in cultural sociology, sociological theory, music history, and modernity/modernism studies.
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Body Matters

Essays On The Sociology Of The Body

Author: Sue Scott,David Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135427305

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Focusing on the sociological embodiment of various "social actors", the authors consider the subsequent links with the constraints of daily life i.e. the male body, female therapists, body builders, marital and sexual counsellors, sex workers. They present recent or new research findings on aspects of the body, variants from what is conventionally seen as "natural" and consider and question aspects of self-image versus society's expectations. A number of developments in discussions of the body on such topics as feminist thought, the study of health and illness and cultural theory are presented as a series of essays which demonstrate the variety of interests mentioned.; The book is aimed at undergraduates/postgraduates students and lecturers in sociology, cultural studies, women's and gender studies.
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Principles and Applications

Author: Stephen Worchel,Wayne Shebilske

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Psychology

Page: 638

View: 1058

Extensive revision retains the popular biographical stories. Sensation and Perception are combined into a single chapter; new chapter on Health Psychology. New material on cross-cultural and global research. Entirely redesigned and features new "SQ3R" pedagogy.
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Grounded theory

Strategien qualitativer Forschung

Author: Barney G. Glaser,Anselm L. Strauss,Axel T. Paul

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783456849065


Page: 278

View: 8425

Der Klassiker über den qualitativen Forschungsansatz der "Grounded Theory", geschrieben von den Entwicklern dieser Methode "Obwohl unser Buch sich in erster Linie an Soziologen richtet, glauben wir, dass es jedem nutzen kann, der daran interessiert ist, soziale Phänomene zu untersuchen politischer, pädagogischer, wirtschaftlicher, industrieller oder welcher Art auch immer." In der Tat ist "Grounded Theory" quer durch die wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen zum Standardbegriff der qualitativen Sozialforschung ge - worden. Die inzwischen zum Klassiker avancierte Arbeit von Glaser und Strauss eröffnet eine lehrbare und auch lernbare Forschungsstrategie. Das Konzept bietet eine Antwort auf das Problem, die oft schmerzlich empfundene Lücke zwischen empirischer Forschung und Theorie zu schliessen.
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For yourself

die Erfüllung weiblicher Sexualität

Author: Lonnie Barbach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548201825


Page: 230

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Qualitative Interviews

Author: Sabina Misoch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110354616

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

View: 1404

Qualitative interviews are a key tool in modern research practice. What are the different forms of the qualitative interview? Which method is suitable for which situation? How does one conduct qualitative interviews in practice? The book answers these and other questions by presenting methodological principles and different interview methods with schemata, figures, and examples, along with a discussion of their advantages and disadvantages.
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Paperbacks in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Paperbacks

Page: N.A

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Psychosomatische Medizin

Grundlagen und Anwendungsgebiete

Author: Franz Alexander

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3111635082

Category: Medical

Page: 260

View: 2461

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Smart City - Kritische Perspektiven auf die Digitalisierung in Städten

Author: Sybille Bauriedl,Anke Strüver

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839443369

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

View: 5674

»Smart City« steht für das Versprechen einer Zukunft mit hoher Lebensqualität für alle - aber auch für eine Zukunft der Überwachung und Kontrolle von öffentlichen und privaten Räumen. Wie verändert der Einsatz digitaler Technologien und Infrastrukturen die aktuelle Raumwahrnehmung, Raumproduktion und Raumnutzung in Städten? 35 Stadtforscher_innen betrachten die unterschiedlichen Bewertungen der »Smart City« und geben einen Überblick über die kontroverse Debatte. Sie beschreiben an praktischen Beispielen die Verknüpfung von Echtzeitdaten sowie die Nutzung von Geoinformationen im urbanen Alltag und diskutieren deren Beitrag für eine nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung, partizipative Demokratie und soziale Gerechtigkeit in Städten. Sie zeigen: Die digitale Transformation ist ein umkämpftes Terrain von IT-Unternehmen, Stadtregierungen und stadtpolitischen Bewegungen.
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Whitaker's Cumulative Book List

A Classified List of Publications...together with an Index to Authors and Titles

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Eine kritische Theorie in 99 Fragmenten

Author: Volkmar Sigusch

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593421593

Category: Social Science

Page: 626

View: 3417

Sigmund Freuds Sexualtheorie ist inzwischen mehr als 100 Jahre alt. Seitdem hat sich viel verändert. Wir denken und arbeiten heute nicht nur anders, wir begehren und lieben auch anders. Die Sexualität ist nicht mehr die große Metapher des Rausches und der Revolution. Sie wird heute durch Medien und Kommerz weitgehend banalisiert. Vor diesem Hintergrund legt der große Sexualforscher Volkmar Sigusch mit diesem Buch eine eigene Sexualtheorie vor, die erstmals auch die Neosexualitäten unserer Zeit wie Internet-, Portal- und Asexualität umfasst, Neogeschlechter wie Trans-, Inter- und Agender sowie Neoallianzen wie Polyamorie und Objektophilie. Selbstverständlich werden auch die alten Formen wie Hetero-, Homo- und Bisexualität, Sadomasochismus und Pädophilie erörtert. Der Kern der Sigusch-Theorie lautet: Keine Sexualität eines Menschen ist mit der eines anderen identisch. Weil das Sexuelle sich der Systematisierung entzieht, kann darüber theoretisch nur in Fragmenten gesprochen werden. Und weil sich eine Sexualtheorie nur durch Praxis erhellt, geht Sigusch auf die gelebte Sexualität der Kinder, der Jugendlichen, der Paare, der Alten und vieler anderer ein - kritisch und konkret.
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Die Sexualität des Menschen

Handbuch und Atlas

Author: Erwin J. Haeberle

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3111464431

Category: Medical

Page: 571

View: 8164

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