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Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement

John Behr

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270003
eISBN:
9780191683862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270003.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book examines the ways in which Irenaeus and Clement understood what it means to be human. By exploring their theological perspectives through their writings, the author also offers a ... More


History, Narrative, and Sexual Identity: Gay Liberation and Postwar Movements for Sexual Freedom in the United States

Benjamin Shepard

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reviews competing narratives of queer sexuality during the postwar years. It begins with the intermingling Cold War red and lavender scares over communism and sexual perversion, ... More


The Evolutionary Ethics of Alfred C. Kinsey

Frederick B. Churchill

in Scientific Values and Civic Virtues

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195172256
eISBN:
9780199835546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195172256.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

As a student of William Morton Wheeler, Kinsey made his first contributions to biology, and adapted the taxonomic methods he had used in research on gall wasps to the study of human sexuality. The ... More


Bisexuality in a House of Mirrors: Multiple Reflections, Multiple Identities

Paula C. Rodríguez Rust

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter uses the concept of identity as a narrative product to explore the microconstructive processes that bisexual individuals go through as they move among the various social and cultural ... More


Narrative Engagement and Stories of Sexual Identity: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Sexual Lives

Phillip L. Hammack and Bertram J. Cohler

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses a theoretical approach to the study of sexual lives that takes history, discourse, and culture seriously. Central to this perspective is the idea of narrative engagement. It is ... More


Introduction: Framing the Sexual Subject

Richard Parker, Regina Maria Barbosa, and Peter Aggleton

in Framing the Sexual Subject: The Politics of Gender, Sexuality, and Power

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520218369
eISBN:
9780520922754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218369.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

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 ... More


Sexuality 101: The Basics

Jacques Balthazart

in The Biology of Homosexuality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199838820
eISBN:
9780199919512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838820.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Development

This chapter begins with a discussion of the four dimensions of human sexuality: firstly, the type of specific action patterns that are produced by the individual (performance) and the motivation ... More


The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Phillip L. Hammack and Bertram J. Cohler (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

When viewed through the broad lens of social history, the story of sexual identity across place and time is infused with extraordinary contextual specificity. Different cultures in different ... More


Stories from the Second World: Narratives of Sexual Identity in the Czech Republic Across Three Generations of Men Who Have Sex with Men

Timothy McCajor Hall

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines how three cohorts of Czech men who have sex with men represent their experiences through narrative. One cohort, born in the 1930s and 1940s, lived through the show trials of the ... More


Deus Sex Machina: Loving Robot Sex Workers and the Allure of an Insincere Kiss

Julie Carpenter

in Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036689
eISBN:
9780262341981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036689.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter projects possible human futures with robot sex workers (RSWs). These are models of robots with integrated capabilities designed to enhance human sexual pleasure. Using attachment theory ... More


Marriage

Mary Ellen Konieczny

in The Spirit's Tether: Family, Work, and Religion among American Catholics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199965779
eISBN:
9780199346059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965779.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 3, “Marriage,”examines the local cultures of marriage in each parish in order to show how they are supported and shaped by the social processes of Catholic identity construction and central ... More


Gentlemen’s Disagreement: Alfred Kinsey, Lewis Terman, and the Sexual Politics of Smart Men

Peter Hegarty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226024448
eISBN:
9780226024615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024615.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

What is the relationship between intelligence and sex? In recent decades, studies of the controversial histories of both intelligence testing and human sexuality in the United States have been ... More


Emergence of a Poz Sexual Culture: Accounting for “Barebacking” Among Gay Men

Barry D. Adam

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the history of the difficult relationship that gay and bisexual men have had with HIV and its prevention as they have sought pleasure and intimacy in an era marked by a ... More


Biological Determinism of Sexual Orientation in Animals

Jacques Balthazart

in The Biology of Homosexuality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199838820
eISBN:
9780199919512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838820.003.0022
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Development

Unlike other aspects of human sexuality that have no equivalent in the animal, sexual orientation can be easily studied in animals. The test animal can be offered a choice between a male or female ... More


Desire’s Hunger and Plato the Regulator

Kathy L. Gaca

in The Making of Fornication: Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235991
eISBN:
9780520929463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235991.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter addresses the features of human sexuality that Plato aims to regulate more closely. It focuses on Plato's sexual regulations, the conception of genital and reproductive urges that ... More


Gender Differences in Humans

Jacques Balthazart

in The Biology of Homosexuality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199838820
eISBN:
9780199919512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838820.003.0026
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Development

This chapter reviews the different physical, functional, and behavioral characteristics that have been shown to be sexually differentiated in humans. The magnitude of these differences is highly ... More


Human sexuality in primatological perspective

Alan F. Dixson

in Primate Sexuality: Comparative Studies of the Prosimians, Monkeys, Apes, and Humans

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199544646
eISBN:
9780191810022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199544646.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the areas of human sexuality in relation to different primatological evidence. It describes the connection between sexual selection and human evolution that triggers the ... More


Introduction: Sexualities over the Life Course: The Development of a Perspective

John DeLamater and Laura M. Carpenter

in Sex for Life: From Virginity to Viagra, How Sexuality Changes Throughout Our Lives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772522
eISBN:
9780814723814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772522.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This introductory chapter discusses the importance of studying human sexuality from a life course perspective. Until recently, theory, research, and public policy discussions on sexual topics have ... More


Primate Sexuality: Comparative Studies of the Prosimians, Monkeys, Apes, and Humans

Alan F. Dixson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199544646
eISBN:
9780191810022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199544646.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book provides an authoritative and comprehensive synthesis of current research on the evolution and physiological control of sexual behaviour in the primates — prosimians, monkeys, apes, and ... More


Afterword

Gene Logsdon

in The Mother of All Arts: Agrarianism and the Creative Impulse

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124438
eISBN:
9780813134734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124438.003.0018
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the author's purpose in writing this book, which was to explore the cultural connections between agriculture and art, as well as the influences that such connections might have ... More


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