An Introduction to the Study of Sexuality

  • Authors
  • Roger¬†Horrocks
  • Editors
  • Jo¬†Campling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Roger Horrocks
    Pages 1-2
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    Pages 3-24
  4. Roger Horrocks
    Pages 25-46
  5. Roger Horrocks
    Pages 47-67
  6. Roger Horrocks
    Pages 68-85
  7. Roger Horrocks
    Pages 86-111
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    Pages 112-127
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    Pages 128-145
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    Pages 146-162
  11. Roger Horrocks
    Pages 163-182
  12. Roger Horrocks
    Pages 183-191
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 192-207

About this book


This book examines some of the ways in which sexuality has been described and interpreted in the West. The main models examined are: the Christian view of sex as sinful; the psychoanalytical model, including such notions as the sexual drive, infantile sexuality, the Oedipus complex, and the distinction between male and female sexuality; the 'social construction' model, which proposes that 'sexuality' is a modern concept; and the links between sexuality and spirituality. There is also some consideration of feminist and gay approaches to sexuality, and the complicated subject of male sexuality.


complex female sex Infantile Sexuality Oedipus Complex psychoanalysis

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-65139-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-39014-0
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