Sexuality (Oxford Readers)

ISBN 13: 9780192880192

Sexuality (Oxford Readers)

3.88 avg rating
( 25 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780192880192: Sexuality (Oxford Readers)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Sexuality has always been a rather obsessive human concern. Although it has been the true subject of countless past cultural, religious, and political discourses that did not dare to mention it directly--or even indirectly--today we possess both the language and the cultural gusto to discuss it as straightforwardly as we like. Indeed, we sometimes do so with a frankness that would have shocked people only a few decades ago. For now it seems impossible to contemplate human happiness without some measure of sexual fulfillment, although this topic remains a notoriously elusive and negotiable ideal. Furthermore, we are unlikely to understand the promise or the limits of our contemporary sexualities unless we understand those of the past.
Sexuality offers a fascinating look at this controversial subject, collecting texts ranging from antiquity to the present. It is the only reader of its kind that organizes material chronologically and covers such a long period. Part I forms a chronological narrative of the development of thinking about sexuality from the ancient Greeks to the present. Part II discusses nineteenth-century investigation of phenomena such as hysteria. prostitution, and fetishism. Part III brings together contermporary conceptions of the sexual body, and Part IV addresses the issue of whether the sexual revolution of the late sixties and seventies has brought about a permanent change in the sexual landscape of western civilization.
Sexuality is ideal for use in undergraduate courses in a variety of disciplines including history, women's studies, medical history, sociology, gay and lesbian studies, anthropology, religion, and literary studies.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:


Robert A. Nye is the Thomas Hart and Mary Jones Horning Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History at Oregon State University. For previous and forthcoming publications, see below.

Review:

`...this book is worth pursuing...The only real problem in writing about sex is that of predictability; by juxtaposing many writers and many ideas, Sexuality avoids that fate and offers a great deal of enlightenment as well.'
The Times

`An excellent selection of essays....students will get a lot out of it. Useful across other c.s. modules, too.'
Dr David Bell, Staffordshire University

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0192880195 ISBN 13: 9780192880192
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Juggernautz
(Troy, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0192880195 Orders ship same or next business day w/ free tracking. Choose Expedited shipping for fastest (2-6 business day) delivery. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Seller Inventory # Z0192880195ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.71
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Robert A. Nye (Editor)
Published by Oxford University Press, USA (1999)
ISBN 10: 0192880195 ISBN 13: 9780192880192
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0192880195

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 50.25
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Nye, Robert A.
Published by OUP Oxford (2016)
ISBN 10: 0192880195 ISBN 13: 9780192880192
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP Oxford, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780192880192_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 53.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.08
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (1999)
ISBN 10: 0192880195 ISBN 13: 9780192880192
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Sexuality has always been an obsessive human concern; it has often been the real subject of cultural, religious, and political discourses that did not dare to mention it or did not have the language for addressing it directly. We now possess both the language and the cultural temerity to discuss sexuality as straightforwardly as we like, and with a frankness that would have shocked people a few decades ago. It now seems impossible to contemplate human happiness without some measure of sexual fulfilment, although that remains a notoriously elusive and negotiable ideal. Nor is it possible now to think about our identities or the identities of others without factoring in sexual tastes and orientation. The central message of this book is that we are unlikely to understand the promise or the limits of our contemporary sexualities unless we understand those of the past. Robert A. Nye s Oxford Reader is intended to be used on the wide ranges of undergraduate courses which address issues of human sexuality: courses taught in departments of history, women s studies, medical history, sociology, gay and lesbian studies, anthropology, religion, and literary studies, as well as in professional programmes such as medicine, public health, clinical psychology, social work, and law. Part I of the Reader forms a chronological narrative of the development of thinking about sexuality from the ancient Greeks to the present. Part II discusses nineteenth-century investigation of phenomena such as hysteria, prostitution, fetishism, and exhibitionism. Part III brings together contemporary conceptions of the sexual body, and Part IV addresses the issue of whether the sexual revolution of the late sixties and seventies has brought about a profound and permanent change in the sexual landscape of western civilization. Seller Inventory # AAV9780192880192

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 60.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (1999)
ISBN 10: 0192880195 ISBN 13: 9780192880192
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Sexuality has always been an obsessive human concern; it has often been the real subject of cultural, religious, and political discourses that did not dare to mention it or did not have the language for addressing it directly. We now possess both the language and the cultural temerity to discuss sexuality as straightforwardly as we like, and with a frankness that would have shocked people a few decades ago. It now seems impossible to contemplate human happiness without some measure of sexual fulfilment, although that remains a notoriously elusive and negotiable ideal. Nor is it possible now to think about our identities or the identities of others without factoring in sexual tastes and orientation. The central message of this book is that we are unlikely to understand the promise or the limits of our contemporary sexualities unless we understand those of the past. Robert A. Nye s Oxford Reader is intended to be used on the wide ranges of undergraduate courses which address issues of human sexuality: courses taught in departments of history, women s studies, medical history, sociology, gay and lesbian studies, anthropology, religion, and literary studies, as well as in professional programmes such as medicine, public health, clinical psychology, social work, and law. Part I of the Reader forms a chronological narrative of the development of thinking about sexuality from the ancient Greeks to the present. Part II discusses nineteenth-century investigation of phenomena such as hysteria, prostitution, fetishism, and exhibitionism. Part III brings together contemporary conceptions of the sexual body, and Part IV addresses the issue of whether the sexual revolution of the late sixties and seventies has brought about a profound and permanent change in the sexual landscape of western civilization. Seller Inventory # AAV9780192880192

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 62.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

SEXUALITY (PAPERBACK) -
ISBN 10: 0192880195 ISBN 13: 9780192880192
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: NEW. 9780192880192 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE01556045

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 53.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.48
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Nye, Robert a.
Published by OUP Oxford 3/4/1999 (1999)
ISBN 10: 0192880195 ISBN 13: 9780192880192
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP Oxford 3/4/1999, 1999. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Sexuality. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780192880192

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 79.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Published by Oxford University Press (2018)
ISBN 10: 0192880195 ISBN 13: 9780192880192
New Paperback Quantity Available: 19
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0192880195

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 81.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0192880195 ISBN 13: 9780192880192
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0192880195 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0036699

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 79.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Published by Oxford University Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 0192880195 ISBN 13: 9780192880192
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0192880195

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 87.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book