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Mundane Heterosexualities

From Theory to Practices

Authors: Hockey, J., Meah, A., Robinson, V.

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Mundane Heterosexualities provides the reader with a critical overview of feminist thinking on the topic of heterosexuality. It argues that as a social rather than sexual category, heterosexuality can be seen as the organizing principle of our everyday lines.

About the authors

JENNY HOCKEY trained as a social anthropologist and is Professor of Sociology at Sheffield University, UK. Her published work on gender includes articles in Sociological Research Online; The Sociological Review; Gender Place and Culture; Gender, Work and Organisation. She is currently engaged in ESRC-funded research on masculinities in transition.

ANGELA MEAH is a Research Associate at Lancaster University Management School and the University of Manchester, UK. Her research interests include young people and sexual health education, and motherhood, social identity transitions and consumption.

DR VICTORIA ROBINSON is Senior Lecturer in sociology at the University of Sheffield, UK. She is the co-editor, with Diane Richardson of Introducing Gender and Women's Studies and author of Masculinities, The Everyday and Rock Climbing.

Reviews

'This ground-breaking book answers recent calls for more attention to be paid to everyday heterosexuality. Drawing on interviews with three generations of families the authors illuminate the processes whereby heterosexuality is both reproduced and changed intra-generationally and inter-generationally and show how heterosexuality orders far more than merely our sexual lives. In so doing they cast new light on what is still too often treated as an 'unmarked' category.' - Professor Stevi Jackson, University of York, UK

'This is a fascinating book, which offers page after page of intriguing revelations. Highly relevant to social work's understanding of families, this book would also be invaluable to researchers and research students as an inspirational and yet 'easy-to-read' example of rigorous theorising and exemplary methodology...I have been recommending this text to friends and colleagues for some time...' - British Journal of Social Work

'...opens up a path for further research on the doing (and interweaving) of heterosexualities, gender and sexualities' - Sociologica


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Unmasking Heterosexuality

    Hockey, Jenny (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Theories of Heterosexuality Reconsidered

    Hockey, Jenny (et al.)

    Pages 22-44

  • A Heterosexual Life: Agency and Structure

    Hockey, Jenny (et al.)

    Pages 45-63

  • Heterosexuality Across the Twentieth Century

    Hockey, Jenny (et al.)

    Pages 64-85

  • Getting the Story Straight

    Hockey, Jenny (et al.)

    Pages 86-102

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eBook $29.99
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Hardcover $120.00
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Softcover $41.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-27347-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mundane Heterosexualities
Book Subtitle
From Theory to Practices
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Jenny Hockey, Angela Meah and Victoria Robinson
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59694-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230596948
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-9745-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-27347-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 206
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