PDF Sex Is Not a Natural Act and Other Essays Ý Leonore Tiefer
My goodness one of the best books i had To Read Undergrad I read in undergrad i this For Psych 690 Scientific And Psych 690 Scientific and Perspectives of Sexuality cross listed as a studies class and easily the best title of a course I took It was a goodin Sex is not an natural act and other essays is a compilation of feminist sexologist Lenore Tiefer s writings Starting out studying hormones and mating behaviors in hamsters Dr Tiefer later re specialized in clinical psychology and was at one time seeing erectile dysfunction patients and their sexual partners at the urology department at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx Thus she speaks from a uniue vantage point clearly passionately and articulately According to her website her career shift was prompted by the call of feminist politics and the world of sexology for people which also motivates her critiue of the medicalization of sexuality Instead of an essential natural biological reductionistic model ie men are from mars women are from venus and this is the way it has always and will always be everywhere her approach is based social constructionism and her toolkit includes deconstructionism la Michel Foucault While her arg. Revisits and updates the centrality of the social construction of sexuality especially in the age of Viagra FSD female sexual dysfunction and the media saturation of sex Leonore Tiefer is one of the foremost sexo.
Provoking Work I Reallywork I really I had my copy of this book here with me in Oxford it s ust pop psychology and easy Foucaultian analysis but I like a little ease in all honesty Fantastic Tiefer is as formidable a feminist theorist as she is a psychologist plus funny to boot This is a fascinating book exploring how sexuality is socially constructed in contemporary American culture and how medicalization and the pharmaceutical industry are doggedly at work to erase the contexts that make sexuality as complicated and nuanced as it really is This would BE AN EASY AND ACCESSIBLE READ an easy and accessible read if you have no background in sex research
OR FEMINIST THEORY BUT INCREDIBLY INSIGHTFULfeminist theory but incredibly insightful Tiefer is who I want to be when I grow up combined with Sue Johanson from Talk Sex I wish I could make everyone read this book This book would make me legitimately angry except it s gotten to the point where it s La Dittique anti-arthrose just aoke The very biased message is pounded into the reader over and over with no real basis or reasoning is very femminaziesue and doesn t even take into account other points of view except to completely bash on the. Revised and updated with new pieces on the medicalization of sex FSD female sexual dysfunction and the politics of sex as well as classic pieces found in the original edition such as Am I Normal The uestion of Se.
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Johnson s biases influences biases influence their findings on the human sexual response cycle which carried over DSM s classification sexual dysfunction is based on solid ground I found other strands of her work dated and incomplete Her critiue of impotence is not as relevant as erectile dysfunction ED has become popular The treatment options for ED have broadened and improved beyond her uoted statistics While it is always important to be reminded to treat the entire patient especially when sexuality is concerned referring to the imperialism of urologists seems going a bit too far Everywhere around her she sees everyone else as biased individual actors in service of their own ends acting in bad faith sexologists seeking scientific methodology in order to gain prestige in the academic hierarchy urologists and pharmceuticalmedical device companies cornering a lucrative market the media and society in general suppressing female sexuality but fails to point out that her own position and its adherents similarly privilege one set of ideas over another and doesn t truly attempt to flesh out her vision Nonetheless I think Tiefer superbly fulfill. Logists working in the United States today; she is a well known and respected scholar who writes engagingly and humorously about a wide array of topics in sexuality to appeal to both students and general readers. .Their Findings On The Humanfindings on the human response cycle which carried over