`A pleasure to read.....Her effort to tease apart the constituent elements of heterosexuality as a self-identified straight feminist sociologist make for an important contribution. If you or your students are among the legions currently enraptured by postmodern language, I strongly recommend this book to help clear your mind' -Sexualities
Stevi Jackson is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Strathclyde. Her most recent publications include The Politics of Domestic Consumption: Critical Readings (co-edited with Shaun Moores) and Feminism and Sexuality: A Reader (co-edited with Sue Scott).
PART ONE: THE CONTEXT Querying Heterosexuality A Personal History of Feminist and Sociological Theorizing PART TWO: EARLY FOUNDATIONS On the Social Construction of Female Sexuality The Social Context of Rape Sexual Scripts and Motivation How to Make Babies Sexism in Sex Education Femininity, Masculinity and Sexuality The Desire for Freud Psychoanalysis and Feminism PART THREE: RECENT INTERVENTIONS Even Sociologists Fall in Love An Exploration in the Sociology of Emotions Women and Heterosexual Love Complicity, Resistance and Change Gender and Heterosexuality A Materialist Feminist Analysis Lost Childhood or Sexualized Girlhood? Taking Liberties Feminism, Gay Rights and the Problem of Heterosexuality Heterosexuality, Heteronormativity and Gender Hierarchy Some Reflections on Recent Debates