Handbook of the Sociology of Sexualities

  • John DeLamater
  • Rebecca F. Plante

Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. John DeLamater, Rebecca F. Plante
    Pages 1-4
  3. Theories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Michael W. Wiederman
      Pages 7-22
    3. Adam Isaiah Green
      Pages 23-39
    4. Ira L. Reiss
      Pages 41-63
  4. Methods

  5. Bodies and Sexuality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Breanne Fahs, Eric Swank
      Pages 149-167
    3. Amanda M. Jungels, Alexis A. Bender
      Pages 169-180
    4. Aaron H. Devor, Kimi Dominic
      Pages 181-199
  6. Sexualities in Social Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Justin R. Garcia, Susan M. Seibold-Simpson, Sean G. Massey, Ann M. Merriwether
      Pages 203-222
    3. Elisabeth Sheff, Megan M. Tesene
      Pages 223-241
    4. Amy C. Lodge
      Pages 243-259
    5. Angelique Harris, Susannah Bartlow
      Pages 261-271

About this book


This volume provides researchers and scholars with a broad overview of the contributions of social psychologists and sociologists to the study of sexual relationships and sexual expression across the life course. These contributions include analyses of the dynamics of several types of contemporary sexual relationships – e.g., short-term, long-term non-exclusive, and committed.  Chapters analyze the influence of major social institutions – e.g., religion, family and economy - on them. The content and scope of this volume have been carefully chosen to balance coverage of traditional emphases – dating, marriage, commercial sex work, sex education - with new and cutting edge materials – embodiment, Trans*, asexualities. Sections review major theoretical perspectives and the principal research methods. Coverage of sexual orientation is integrated throughout. This volume provides excellent resources for anyone interested in research on sexualities.


Body and Embodiment Intersectional Relationships Long-term and Non-exclusive Relationships Sex and Gender Issues Sexual Expression across the Life Span Sexual Social Changes Sexual Social Movements Sexuality and Disability Sexuality and Education Sexuality and Media Study of Sexual Attractions Study of Sexual Relationships Transgender and Sexuality

Editors and affiliations

  • John DeLamater
    • 1
  • Rebecca F. Plante
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyIthaca CollegeIthacaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17341-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17340-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17341-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-6903
  • About this book