Sex and Disability

  • Auteur: Robert McRuer
  • ISBN: 0822351544
  • Date de sortie: 2012-01-04
  • Collection: Duke University Press
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This collection brings together scholars and artists in disability studies, sexuality, queer theory, and feminism, to show how much sexuality studies and disability studies have to learn from each other.

Sex from Plato to Paglia A L

  • Auteur: Alan Soble
  • ISBN: 9780313334245
  • Date de sortie: 2006
  • Collection: Greenwood Publishing Group
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More than 150 alphabetically arranged entries on topics, thinkers, religions, movements, and concepts locate sexuality in its humanistic and social contexts.

Sex and Social Justice

  • Auteur: Martha C. Nussbaum
  • ISBN: 0199880492
  • Date de sortie: 2000-08-24
  • Collection: Oxford University Press
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What does it mean to respect the dignity of a human being? What sort of support do human capacities demand from the world, and how should we think about this support when we encounter differences of gender or sexuality? How should we think about each other across divisions that a legacy of injustice has created? In Sex and Social Justice, Martha Nussbaum delves into these questions and emerges with a distinctive conception of feminism that links feminist inquiry closely to the important progress that has been made during the past few decades in articulating theories of both national and global justice. Growing out of Nussbaum's years of work with an international development agency connected with the United Nations, this collection charts a feminism that is deeply concerned with the urgent needs of women who live in hunger and illiteracy, or under unequal legal systems. Offering an internationalism informed by development economics and empirical detail, many essays take their start from the experiences of women in developing countries. Nussbaum argues for a universal account of human capacity and need, while emphasizing the essential role of knowledge of local circumstance. Further chapters take on the pursuit of social justice in the sexual sphere, exploring the issue of equal rights for lesbians and gay men. Nussbaum's arguments are shaped by her work on Aristotle and the Stoics and by the modern liberal thinkers Kant and Mill. She contends that the liberal tradition of political thought holds rich resources for addressing violations of human dignity on the grounds of sex or sexuality, provided the tradition transforms itself by responsiveness to arguments concerning the social shaping of preferences and desires. She challenges liberalism to extend its tradition of equal concern to women, always keeping both agency and choice as goals. With great perception, she combines her radical feminist critique of sex relations with an interest in the possibilities of trust, sympathy, and understanding. Sex and Social Justice will interest a wide readership because of the public importance of the topics Nussbaum addresses and the generous insight she shows in dealing with these issues. Brought together for this timely collection, these essays, extensively revised where previously published, offer incisive political reflections by one of our most important living philosophers.

The Sex of Men in Premodern Europe

  • Auteur: Patricia Simons
  • ISBN: 1107004918
  • Date de sortie: 2011-10-13
  • Collection: Cambridge University Press
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A richly textured cultural history that investigates the characterization of the sex of adult male bodies before the Enlightenment.

Sex and Reason

  • Auteur: Richard A. POSNER
  • ISBN: 9780674802803
  • Date de sortie: 1994-01
  • Collection: Harvard University Press
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Explores the complex history of human sexuality from ancient Greece to modern Sweden and contends that, although sexual drives and orientations are biological in nature, much of individual sexuality is determined through self-interested choices.

The Sex of Things

  • Auteur: Victoria De Grazia
  • ISBN: 9780520200340
  • Date de sortie: 1996
  • Collection: Univ of California Press
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"A rare pleasure. Rooting gender and consumption in the actions of people making their own history, these brilliant essays move from nineteenth-century pinups to the formation of gendered modernity. Once you've savored this volume, you'll never think of modern life in the same way again."--Temma Kaplan, author of "Red City, Blue Period"

Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex

  • Auteur: Alice Domurat DREGER
  • ISBN: 9780674001893
  • Date de sortie: 2000
  • Collection: Harvard University Press
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Focused on events in France and Britain in late nineteenth century. Helps to understand present-day conceptualizations of sex, gender, and sexuality.
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