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Introduction

Richard Parker, Regina Maria Barbosa and Peter Aggleton

in Framing the Sexual Subject

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2000 | ISBN: 9780520218369
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520922754 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520218369.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter discusses human sexuality, a topic that has been previously ignored as a focus for social research and reflection. It first identifies the main reasons why human sexuality has suddenly become a topic of major interest, and then studies the changing paradigms within sexuality research. Next, it discusses the politics of gender, sexuality, and power, and outlines the succeeding chapters in detail.

Keywords: human sexuality; social research; changing paradigms; sexuality research; gender; power

Chapter.  9302 words. 

Subjects: Medical Anthropology

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