The Sexual Self: The Construction of Sexual Scripts

The Sexual Self: The Construction of Sexual Scripts

Michael Kimmel


within the overdue Sixties sociologists, John Gagnon and William Simon, constructed the idea that of sexual scripts as a part of a bigger undertaking of treating sexuality like all different social phenomenon. in spite of everything, their imaginative and prescient of social development grew to become Kinsey on his head, and their version turned the dominant paradigm of social technology inquiry into human sexuality, and spurred the improvement of a whole box of Sexuality experiences. sexual intercourse, they argued, used to be like different social strategies, but one among expanding significance within the building of the self. Michael Kimmel has amassed jointly essays from 3 generations of students encouraged by way of this angle on sexuality. those contain a few of the most efficient social scientists writing and studying sexuality this present day. The ebook starts with Kimmel's reflections at the strange careers of Gagnon and Simon, examines the development of either sexual identification and sexual behaviors in numerous settings, and ends with the 2 of them conversing of their personal provocative voices approximately their standpoint in interviews performed initially for a German magazine in 1998.

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