Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781786993199 Published February 2018 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781786993205 Published February 2018 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Researching Sex and Sexualities

Edited by Charlotte Morris, Paul Boyce, Andrea Cornwall, Hannah Frith, Laura Harvey, and Yingying Huang

Researching Sex and Sexualities

Edited by Charlotte Morris, Paul Boyce, Andrea Cornwall, Hannah Frith, Laura Harvey, and Yingying Huang

Distributed for Zed Books

With a Foreword by Meg-John Barker
456 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2018
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781786993199 Published February 2018 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781786993205 Published February 2018 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Sexuality is a complex and multifaceted domain, encompassing bodily, cultural, and subjective experiences that resist easy categorization. To claim the sexual as a viable research object therefore raises a number of important methodological questions: What is it possible to know about experiences, practices, and perceptions of sex and sexualities? What approaches might help or hinder our efforts to probe such experiences?

This collection explores the creative, personal, and contextual parameters involved in researching sexuality, cutting across disciplinary boundaries and drawing on case studies from a variety of countries and contexts. Representing a wide range of expertise, its contributors address such key areas as pornography, sex work, intersectionality, and LGBT perspectives. The contributors also share their own experiences of researching sexuality within contrasting disciplines, as well as interrogating how the sexual identities of researchers themselves can relate to, and inform, their work. The result is a unique and diverse collection that combines practical insights on field work with novel theoretical reflections.

Review Quotes
Meg-John Barker, Open University
“A terrific collection, woven together very competently by the editors to tell a complex but coherent story about researching sex and sexuality.”
Jacqui Gabb, Open University
“A rich and engaging exploration of the ways in which multifaceted sexual subjects and diverse sexual practices are situated, embodied, and experienced in different contexts. It raises important questions about how we come to know and research contemporary sexual life worlds.”
Yasmin Gunaratnam, Goldsmiths, University of London
“A profoundly honest and rigorous collection, full of insights into the unpredictable challenges and also the reverie of research on sex and sexualities. Theory, methods, ethics, and stories—everything the researcher needs.”
Sonia Corrêa, coeditor of Development with a Body
“Revisits the perennial question of why and how to produce knowledge on sexuality. Its merit is to use epistemologically diverse points of entry to weave connections across generations of researchers.”
Feona Attwood, Middlesex University
“A very welcome addition to the field. It will be enormously useful for developing reflective research across a range of disciplines.”
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