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Routledge Handbook of Sexuality, Health and Rights

Edited by: Peter Aggleton , Richard Parker

Print publication date:  January  2010
Online publication date:  January  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415468640
eBook ISBN: 9780203860229
Adobe ISBN: 9781135272883

10.4324/9780203860229
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The last two decades have witnessed an explosion of research on sexuality as the social sciences have worked to find new ways of understanding a rapidly changing world. Growing concern for issues such as population, women's and men's reproductive health, and the HIV and AIDS pandemic, has since provided new legitimacy for work on sexuality, health and rights.

A detailed and up-to-date reference work, The Handbook of Sexuality, Health and Rights provides an authoritative overview of the main issues in the field today. Leading academics and practitioners are brought together to reflect on past, present and future approaches to understanding and promoting sexual health and rights. Divided into nine parts, it covers:

Pioneering beginnings
Language, discourse and sexual categories

From sexuality to health
The reproductive imperative

How to have sex in an epidemic
The choreography of sex

The darker side of sex

From sexual health to sexual rights

Struggles for erotic justice


This handbook surveys the state of the discipline and offers an examination and discussion of emerging, controversial and cutting edge areas. It is an essential reference for academics and researchers in the fields of sexuality studies, sexual health and human rights, and offers key reading for more advanced students.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Margaret Sanger Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Anthropological foundations of sexuality, health and rights Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The importance of being historical Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Research innovation Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The social reality of sexual rights Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Recent developments in US sexuality research Download PDF
Chapter  8:  ‘Lesbians’, modernity and global translation Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Hidden love Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Thai (trans)genders and (homo)sexualities in a global context Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Hijras, ‘AIDS cosmopolitanism’ and questions of izzat in Hyderabad  Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Intersexuality, biomedical regulation and sexual rights in Brazil  Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Understanding sex between men in Senegal Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Why a history of childhood sexuality? Download PDF
Chapter  15:  From sexology to sexual health Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Sexual and reproductive Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Sex as ‘risk of conception’? Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Teenage pregnancy Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Knowledge, power and HIV/AIDS Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Safe sex Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Exporting moralities Download PDF
Chapter  22:  ‘Bareback’ – definitions and identity  Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Sex under the influence of crystal meth Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Stripping Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Flirting, erotic interactions and sexual choreography among urban youth Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Passionate uprisings  Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Tourism and the body Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Dancing with daemons Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Sex in motion Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Sexual and intimate partner violence Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The social production of men’s extramarital sexual practices Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Innocence and scandal Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Engaged research on incest in Mexico Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Brutal logic  Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Beyond pseudo-homosexuality Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Sexuality education, US federal abstinence policies and young people’s right to health information Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Bodies and beyond Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Political agents or vulnerable victims? Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Sexuality, identity and citizenship in contemporary Mexico Download PDF
Chapter  40:  From reproductive to sexual rights Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Sexual rights for young women Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Reaffirming pleasures in a world of dangers  Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Law, sexual morality and subversion  Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Being young and living with HIV Download PDF
Chapter  45:  The ‘queer’ politics of homo(sexuality) and matters of identity Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Immigration and LGBT rights in the USA Download PDF
Chapter  47:  ‘In the life’ in diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Black lesbian gender and sexual culture Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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