Gender Sexuality For Beginners

Gender   Sexuality For Beginners Author Jaimee Garbacik
ISBN-10 9781934389706
Release 2013-06-11
Pages 224
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What does sexual orientation mean if the very categories of gender are in question? How do we measure equality when our society’s definitions of “male” and “female” leave out much of the population? There is no consensus on what a “real” man or woman is, where one’s sex begins and ends, or what purpose the categories of masculine and feminine traits serve. While significant strides have been made in recent years on behalf of women’s, gay and lesbian rights, there is still a large division between the law and day-to-day reality for LGBTQIA and female-identified individuals in American society. The practices, media outlets and institutions that privilege heterosexuality and traditional gender roles as “natural” need a closer examination. Gender & Sexuality For Beginners considers the uses and limitations of biology in defining gender. Questioning gender and sex as both categories and forms of compulsory identification, it critically examines the issues in the historical and contemporary construction, meaning and perpetuation of gender roles. Gender & Sexuality For Beginners interweaves neurobiology, psychology, feminist, queer and trans theory, as well as historical gay and lesbian activism to offer new perspectives on gender inequality, ultimately pointing to the clear inadequacy of gender categories and the ways in which the sex-gender system oppresses us all.



Gender and Sexuality For Beginners

Gender and Sexuality For Beginners Author Jaimee Garbacik
ISBN-10 1934389706
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 176
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We should not need to prove our experiences, defend our realities, or negotiate basic human rights. But we do. What does sexual orientation mean if the very categories of gender are in question? How do we measure equality when our society's definitions of "male" and "female" leave out much of the population? There is no consensus on what a "real" man or woman is, where one's sex begins and ends, or what purpose the categories of masculine and feminine traits serve. While significant strides have been made in recent years on behalf of women's, gay and lesbian rights, there is still a large division between the law and day-to-day reality for LGBTQIA and female-identified individuals in American society. The practices, media outlets and institutions that privilege heterosexuality and traditional gender roles as "natural" need a closer examination. Gender and Sexuality For Beginners considers the uses and limitations of biology in defining gender. Questioning gender and sex as both categories and forms of compulsory identification, it critically examines the issues in the historical and contemporary construction, meaning and perpetuation of gender roles. Gender and Sexuality For Beginners interweaves neurobiology, psychology, feminist, queer and trans theory, as well as historical gay and lesbian activism to offer new perspectives on gender inequality, ultimately pointing to the clear inadequacy of gender categories and the ways in which the sex-gender system oppresses us all. Gender and Sexuality For Beginners examines the evolution of gender roles and definitions of sexual orientation in American society, illuminating how neither is as objective or "natural" as we are often led to believe. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Gaga Feminism

Gaga Feminism Author J. Jack Halberstam
ISBN-10 9780807010990
Release 2012-09-18
Pages 192
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A roadmap to sex and gender for the twenty-first century, using Lady Gaga as a symbol for a new kind of feminism Why are so many women single, so many men resisting marriage, and so many gays and lesbians having babies? In Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal, J. Jack Halberstam answers these questions while attempting to make sense of the tectonic cultural shifts that have transformed gender and sexual politics in the last few decades. This colorful landscape is populated by symbols and phenomena as varied as pregnant men, late-life lesbians, SpongeBob SquarePants, and queer families. So how do we understand the dissonance between these real lived experiences and the heteronormative narratives that dominate popular media? We can embrace the chaos! With equal parts edge and wit, Halberstam reveals how these symbolic ruptures open a critical space to embrace new ways of conceptualizing sex, love, and marriage. Using Lady Gaga as a symbol for a new era, Halberstam deftly unpacks what the pop superstar symbolizes, to whom and why. The result is a provocative manifesto of creative mayhem, a roadmap to sex and gender for the twenty-first century, that holds Lady Gaga as an exemplar of a new kind of feminism that privileges gender and sexual fluidity. Part handbook, part guidebook, and part sex manual, Gaga Feminism is the first book to take seriously the collapse of heterosexuality and find signposts in the wreckage to a new and different way of doing sex and gender.



Sex Gender and Sexuality

Sex  Gender and Sexuality Author Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies Abby L Ferber
ISBN-10 0190278641
Release 2016-09-15
Pages 544
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Pushing the boundaries of traditional sex, gender, and sexuality theories, this edited volume brings together classic and cutting-edge works that will engage and challenge students. Now in its third edition, Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: The New Basics features many vibrant voices in the ongoing dialogue between gender and sexuality studies, constructing a compelling new model for making sense of gender and sexuality. It integrates a variety of selections, including first-person accounts and narratives, poems, theoretical analyses, and critiques of existing research. In addition, the editors have created a unique glossary that provides current definitions of both basic and leading-edge terms.



A Beginner s Guide to the Study of Religion

A Beginner s Guide to the Study of Religion Author Bradley L. Herling
ISBN-10 9781472505217
Release 2016-03-10
Pages 200
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How should we understand and interpret the strange but familiar thing that we call "religionÂ??? What are the foundations of a methodical approach to this subject, and what theoretical tools are available to students who are new to this area of inquiry? A Beginner's Guide to the Study of Religion provides an accessible, wide-ranging introduction to theories and basic methodology in the field. Now in its second edition and updated throughout, this concise but comprehensive book includes:- - A case for the urgency and relevance of studying religion today - Discussion of the role and perspective of the student of religion - Description of the nature of theory and its function - An accessible survey of classic theorists in the modern study of religion - Feature boxes highlighting essential quotations and guiding principles for application of theories An expanded consideration of contemporary issues in the field, including gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, globalization, violence, science, and new media. - Recommended further reading A Beginner's Guide to the Study of Religion offers a thorough but concise body of material suitable for introductory courses on the study of religion, or to provide theoretical context for survey courses. Study questions and worksheets can be found on the book's webpage.



A Beginner s Guide to Language and Gender

A Beginner s Guide to Language and Gender Author Allyson Jule
ISBN-10 9781847696830
Release 2008-02-05
Pages 120
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A Beginner’s Guide to Language and Gender offers a broad and accessible introduction to the study of gender and language use for those new to the subject. The book introduces the theoretical and practical perspectives, including relevant frameworks necessary to understand ways in which language interacts with gender/sex in various settings, including: in media, in schools, in places of business, in places of worship, and at home.



The Psychology of Human Sexuality

The Psychology of Human Sexuality Author Justin J. Lehmiller
ISBN-10 9781118351321
Release 2013-12-16
Pages 424
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The Psychology of Human Sexuality offers a comprehensive overview of human sexual behavior from a biopsychosocial perspective. The text highlights psychological research and theory on human sexuality whilst also considering the biological, evolutionary, social, and cultural factors that influence our sex lives. Features comprehensive coverage of topics including gender and sexual orientation, relationships, sexual behaviors, sexual difficulties and solutions, prostitution, and pornography Offers more in-depth treatment of relationships than comparable texts, with separate chapters dealing with attraction and relationship processes Written from a sex-positive perspective, and is inclusive and respectful of a diverse audience Includes numerous activities to facilitate a dynamic and interactive classroom environment



Holy Sexuality

Holy Sexuality Author Becky R. Patton
ISBN-10 9781449706715
Release 2010-11-30
Pages 160
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What in the world does sexuality have to do with spirituality? Most of us treat these two topics like oil and water. Couple that with the fact that sexuality tends to be a taboo subject, and we’re left with incredible misinformation about this intimate and powerful aspect of our lives and our identity. This book addresses a “Top 5” list of questions that many of us carry: 1. What does sexuality have to do with spirituality? 2. Are men and women really that different and why does it matter? 3. What does healthy sexuality look like for singles? 4. If everyone’s doing it, why save sex for marriage? 5. Is masturbation a sin? If you’ve struggled with any or all of these real-life questions, this book is for you. Fresh truth from scripture and amazing new revelations in brain science and biology are converging to provide a wealth of insight and a holy invitation: Can we recognize our sexuality as good by God’s design? And can we embrace real-life questions as sacred invitations to learn more about the amazing love of God for men and women? “Holy Sexuality has shifted my view of men/women’s relationships and taught me to truly value and embrace gender differences.” Peter Kapsner-Bible & Theology Bethel University “Creates a beautiful picture of God’s design of sex.” Vicki Degner-Pastor Church of the Open Door



Sex and the Slayer

Sex and the Slayer Author Lorna Jowett
ISBN-10 0819567582
Release 2005-04-15
Pages 241
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An introduction to gender studies through one of TV’s most popular shows.



God Sex and Gender

God  Sex  and Gender Author Adrian Thatcher
ISBN-10 9781444396379
Release 2011-03-29
Pages 288
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Engagingly and clearly written by a highly respected theologian, God, Sex, and Gender is the first comprehensive introduction to a theology of both sexuality and gender available in a single volume. Makes a theological contribution to understanding the unprecedented changes in sexual and gender relationships of the last fifty years Discusses many topics including: sexual difference; sexual equality; gender and power; the nature of desire; the future of marriage in Christian sexual ethics; homosexuality and same-sex unions; the problems of sexual minorities; contraception in a time of HIV/AIDS; the separation of sexual experience from marriage; and offers new arguments for marriage and for chastity Offers a consistent and engaging introduction at the cutting edge of theological inquiry, which is contemporary, undogmatic, questioning, and relevant to readers' experience, interests, and needs Written lucidly and engagingly by an established and respected academic who has published widely in this area



Sex Cultures

Sex Cultures Author Amin Ghaziani
ISBN-10 9781509518586
Release 2017-04-03
Pages 200
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Why is it so hard to talk about sex and sexuality? In this crisp and compelling book, Amin Ghaziani provides a pithy introduction to the field of sexuality studies through a distinctively cultural lens. Rather than focusing on sex acts, which make us feel flustered and blind us to a bigger picture, Ghaziani crafts a conversation about sex cultures that zooms in on the diverse contexts that give meaning to our sexual pursuits and practices. Unlike sex, which is a biological expression, the word ?sexuality? highlights how the materiality of the body acquires cultural meaning as it encounters other bodies, institutions, regulations, symbols, societal norms, values, and worldviews. Think of it this way: sex + culture = sexuality. Sex Cultures offers an introduction to sexuality unlike any other. Its case-study and debate-driven approach, animated by examples from across the globe and across disciplines, upends stubborn assumptions that pit sex against society. The elegance of the arguments makes this book a pleasurable read for beginners and experts alike.



CBT for Beginners

CBT for Beginners Author Jane Simmons
ISBN-10 1446241645
Release 2008-12-22
Pages 240
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'Simmons and Griffiths provide a well thought-out introduction to the subject area of standard CBT. This text should be on the shelves of trainee cognitive behavioural psychotherapists for a considerable time to come' - Dr Alec Grant, University of Brighton This practical guide to cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) will interest a wide range of professionals and trainees across health and social care. Focusing on case formulation, the authors show how to build a 'picture' of each individual client, using their case history to inform interventions. The book covers the fundamentals of practicing CBT such as: - the CBT model and how to explain it to clients - CBT assessment and formulation - cognitive and behavioural interventions Packed full of practical features like exercises, case dialogue and therapy materials, the book also covers a range of extra topics including: - assessing referrals for suitability - working with motivational issues - getting the most out of supervision. - managing therapeutic endings. Given the abundance of CBT texts available and the host of theoretical and conflicting positions that have arisen, it can be difficult for trainees to get to grips with the practical skills necessary to carry out CBT effectively. The book addresses this by equipping the CBT therapist with the essential nuts and bolts to practice CBT with confidence. Dr Jane Simmons and Dr Rachel Griffiths are practising NHS Adult Mental Health Clinical Psychologists.



Successful Qualitative Research

Successful Qualitative Research Author Virginia Braun
ISBN-10 9781446289518
Release 2013-03-22
Pages 400
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*Shortlisted for the BPS Book Award 2014 in the Textbook Category* *Winner of the 2014 Distinguished Publication Award (DPA) from the Association for Women in Psychology (AWP)* Successful Qualitative Research: A Practical Guide for Beginners is an accessible, practical textbook. It sidesteps detailed theoretical discussion in favour of providing a comprehensive overview of strategic tips and skills for starting and completing successful qualitative research. Uniquely, the authors provide a 'patterns framework' to qualitative data analysis in this book, also known as 'thematic analysis'. The authors walk you through a basic thematic approach, and compare and contrast this with other approaches. This discussion of commonalities, explaining why and when each method should be used, and in the context of looking at patterns, will provide you with complete confidence for your qualitative research journey. Key features of this textbook: Full of useful tips and strategies for successful qualitative work, for example considering the nervous student not just the beginner student. Skills-based, utilising a range of pedagogical features to encourage you to apply particular techniques and learn from your experience. The authors use the same dataset throughout - reproduced in full (with associated research materials) on the companion website - to help you make comparisons across different analytical approaches. A comprehensive suite of student support materials, including practice exam questions, can be found online at www.sagepub.com/braunandclarke. This textbook will be an essential textbook for undergraduates and postgraduates taking a course in qualitative research or using qualitative approaches in a research project. Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here



Tantric Sexuality

Tantric Sexuality Author Richard Craze
ISBN-10 0340742461
Release 1999
Pages 106
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An introduction to tantric sexuality, which seeks to offer a different and exciting dimension to sex within a loving relationship. It explains the practical techniques and provides easy-to-follow exercises.



The Essence of Tantric Sexuality

The Essence of Tantric Sexuality Author Mark A. Michaels
ISBN-10 9780738709000
Release 2006
Pages 207
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In 1976, Dr. Jonn Mumford gave a series of groundbreaking lectures on sexual Tantra at the annual Gnosticon conference. Thirty years later, his teachings still resonate. Based on Dr. Mumford''s pioneering work, The Essence of Tantric Sexuality introduces Tantric theory and practice-revealing powerful techniques that, until now, have been kept secret. From autoerotic mysticism to sex magic, this book reveals how internal energies can be used to reach altered states of consciousness and transcendence. Much more than an erotic sex manual, this book also carefully explains the Tantric philosophy and the principles of this Indian tradition, effectively demystifying Tantra and making it accessible to beginners. Erogenic zones, perfume magic, secret Tantric symbols, Tantric massage, the Tantric mass, and Tantric terminology are all explored in this comprehensive guide to sexual Tantra.



The psychology of gender and sexuality

The psychology of gender and sexuality Author Wendy Stainton Rogers
ISBN-10 033520225X
Release 2001
Pages 305
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The authors introduce and explain traditional approaches to the study of sex and gender whilst acknowledging their weaknesses and exploring a range of alternative ways of tackling this extremely complex subject.



Ghosts of Seattle Past

Ghosts of Seattle Past Author Jaimee Garbacik
ISBN-10 1634059646
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 224
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Place and politics collide in a multimedia free-for-all a ghost tour of a boom city trying to find its soul."