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The Biology of Homosexuality

Jacques Balthazart

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199838820
eISBN:
9780199919512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838820.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Development

This book presents a simple description of the biological mechanisms that are involved in the determination of sexual orientation in animals and also presumably in humans. Using scientific studies ... More


Separating Lesbian Theory from Feminist Theory

Cheshire Calhoun

in Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian and Gay Displacement

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257669
eISBN:
9780191598906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257663.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses largely on lesbian feminist theorizing in the 1980s. It is argued that feminist theorizing on gender oppression has worked to conceal, rather then reveal, lesbian specificity. An ... More


The Shape of Lesbian and Gay Subordination

Cheshire Calhoun

in Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian and Gay Displacement

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257669
eISBN:
9780191598906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257663.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It is argued that lesbian and gay subordination differs substantially in form from gender and racial oppression. In particular, it does not materialize in a disadvantaged place that would sharply ... More


Conclusion: condoms, adolescence and time

Nicole Vitellone

in Object Matters: Condoms, Adolescence and Time

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075681
eISBN:
9781781700877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075681.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents a summary of the preceding discussions. This book began with the speculative question of how to address the history of the condom. How to make sense of safer-sex discourse? In ... More


Divine Love: Luce Irigaray, Women, Gender, and Religion

Morny Joy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719055232
eISBN:
9781781700792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719055232.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book explores the work of Luce Irigaray, one of the most influential and controversial figures in feminist thought—although Irigaray herself disclaims the term ‘feminism’. Irigaray's work stands ... More


Introduction

Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker

in Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think about Marrying

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199743285
eISBN:
9780199894741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743285.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces the topic of premarital sex in America and highlights several introductory themes before describing the book’s parameters, data sources, and directions. Its ... More


Liberation Theology in the Twenty-First Century

Kwok Pui-lan

in Opting for the Margins: Postmodernity and Liberation in Christian Theology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195161199
eISBN:
9780199835201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516119X.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This essay explores three issues that will influence liberation theology in the twenty-first century. The first section focuses on the relation between postmodernity and liberation theology and ... More


Active Womanhood and the Science of Sex Differences, 1890s–1940s

Martha H. Verbrugge

in Active Bodies: A History of Women’s Physical Education in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195168792
eISBN:
9780199949649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168792.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 2 examines how female physical educators (primarily white teachers) conceptualized active womanhood: How did female bodies resemble and/or differ from male anatomy, physiology, and physical ... More


Gender, Race, and Equity: Howard University and the University of Nebraska

Martha H. Verbrugge

in Active Bodies: A History of Women’s Physical Education in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195168792
eISBN:
9780199949649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168792.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 4 contrasts two prominent physical educators: Mabel Lee (1886-1985), a white woman who spent much of her career at the University of Nebraska, and Maryrose Reeves Allen (1899-1992), a black ... More


Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America

C. Winter Han

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479831951
eISBN:
9781479824700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831951.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

In gay bars and nightclubs across America, and in gay-oriented magazines and media, the buff, macho, White gay man is exalted as the ideal. For gay Asian American men, often viewed by their peers as ... More


Hard-Core Collecting and Erotic Exhibitionism

Jennifer Tyburczy

in Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226315102
eISBN:
9780226315386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315386.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter tracks the material conditions of what the author calls “display choreography” through two museum events: the first, the history of the collection and display of Gustave Courbet’s 1866 ... More


The Friend in Cardenio, Double Falsehood, and Don Quixote

Huw Griffiths

in The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Double Falsehood is a story of love, but also of loss. Theobald’s play alters many details from the assumed source of the original, the Cardenio narrative in Cervantes’s Don ... More


Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures

Audrey Yue and Jun Zubillaga-Pow (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139330
eISBN:
9789888180196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139330.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Singapore remains one of the few countries in Asia that has yet to decriminalise homosexuality. Yet it has also been hailed by many as one of the emerging gay capitals of Asia. This book accounts for ... More


The Metaphysics of Gender and Sexual Difference

Linda Martín Alcoff

in Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195137347
eISBN:
9780199785773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137345.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on women's specifically gendered identity and its basis in sexual difference. It argues that there are persuasive grounds for an objective rather than totally fluid account of ... More


Legally Straight: Sexuality, Childhood, and the Cultural Value of Marriage

Joe Rollins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814775981
eISBN:
9781479803842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814775981.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

Legally Straight offers a critical reading of the legal debate over lesbian and gay marriage in the United States in order to understand how change happened so quickly. The book relies on key ... More


Sexual Advice for Modern Marriage

Christina Simmons

in Making Marriage Modern: Women's Sexuality from the Progressive Era to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195064117
eISBN:
9780199869565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064117.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Social History

Freer from censorship by 1930, reformers from the birth control and marriage education movements, many of them physicians, published a large body of sexual advice literature. Through it, they sought ... More


Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights

Heather Rachelle White

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624112
eISBN:
9781469624792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624112.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

With a focus on mainline Protestants and gay rights activists in the twentieth century, this book challenges the usual picture of perennial adversaries with a new narrative about America's religious ... More


Not Gay: Sex between Straight White Men

Jane Ward

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479860685
eISBN:
9781479835782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479860685.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

A straight white girl can kiss a girl, like it, and still call herself straight—her boyfriend may even encourage her. But can straight white guys experience the same easy sexual fluidity? This book ... More


Christians under Covers: Evangelicals and Sexual Pleasure on the Internet

Kelsy Burke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286320
eISBN:
9780520961586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286320.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Christians under Covers shifts how scholars and popular media typically talk about religious conservatives and sexuality. Moving attention away from debates over homosexuality, premarital sex, and ... More


Falling into the Lesbi World: Desire and Difference in Indonesia

Evelyn Blackwood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834425
eISBN:
9780824870461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834425.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book offers a compelling view of sexual and gender difference through the everyday lives of tombois and their girlfriends (“femmes”) in the city of Padang, West Sumatra. While likening ... More


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