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Introduction

King, A and Santos, AC and Crowhurst, I (2017) Introduction. UNSPECIFIED. ISBN 9781138851641

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Abstract

© 2017 selection and editorial matter, Andrew King, Ana Cristina Santos and Isabel Crowhurst; individual chapters, the contributors. This book introduces readers to a wide and exciting range of sexualities research currently being conducted by scholars who have, in one way or another, engaged with the European Sociological Association Sexuality Research Network in recent years. The principal aim of this chapter is to provide a broad overview of the book, situating it within a number of contexts. We begin with a discussion of the place of sexualities research in current European Sociology, explaining how the book emerged at a particular point in time-one dominated by policies and measures associated with economic austerity and embedded in neo-liberalism-which forms the backdrop to a number of the chapters in the book. The subsequent section provides a sketch of some the key theoretical and methodological trends that have proved highly influential to the development of the sociology of sexualities and which, in different ways, are picked up by the contributors to this the book. Whilst not an exhaustive overview of theories and methodologies that can be applied to sexualities research, those used, discussed and sometimes critiqued in this book do illustrate the diverse ways that sociologists, and those who have influenced them, have attempted to study and make sense of human sexuality. In the final section of this chapter, we provide an overview of the chapters that comprise the book.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Users 161 not found.
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2015 08:39
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 01:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13926

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