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© 2007

Mundane Heterosexualities

From Theory to Practices

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Jenny Hockey, Angela Meah, Victoria Robinson
    Pages 1-21
  3. Jenny Hockey, Angela Meah, Victoria Robinson
    Pages 22-44
  4. Jenny Hockey, Angela Meah, Victoria Robinson
    Pages 45-63
  5. Jenny Hockey, Angela Meah, Victoria Robinson
    Pages 64-85
  6. Jenny Hockey, Angela Meah, Victoria Robinson
    Pages 86-102
  7. Jenny Hockey, Angela Meah, Victoria Robinson
    Pages 103-124
  8. Jenny Hockey, Angela Meah, Victoria Robinson
    Pages 125-143
  9. Jenny Hockey, Angela Meah, Victoria Robinson
    Pages 144-161
  10. Jenny Hockey, Angela Meah, Victoria Robinson
    Pages 162-181
  11. Jenny Hockey, Angela Meah, Victoria Robinson
    Pages 182-189
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 190-206

About this book

Introduction

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.

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of SheffieldUK
  2. 2.University of ManchesterUK

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.

Bibliographic information

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